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Information had always been one of the most important resources available to a person when he is dealing with something, whether it is a system, an inanimate object, or even another person. It is conceded that the best source of information is often that thing or person itself that is the subject of the curiosity of the person, and when one is dealing with something that is inanimate or a system, there is no problem with the same. The problem often results when dealing with another person and when the searcher is interested in the background of a person. It is not inconceivable to imagine that there are people who would be holding back some secrets regarding their background, either because they are afraid that this would color them in a bad light or because they are just that secretive. It is in these cases that records, such as McLennan County Arrest Records, come in handy.
Arrest records contain information regarding the criminal past of the person whom the records refer to, thus, it is not that difficult to see why the person whom the records refer to would want to hide their past. Information contained within these records are generally considered to be true at its face, thus, the person who claims that the records had been falsified has the burden of proving the same. Of course, arrest records are public records, and as they are public records, they are available to the public at all times, though after following a certain procedure that is prescribed by the law in order to protect the records.
One of the places where arrest records may be requested from is the office of the county clerk. As the official recorder within the borders of the county, all public records filed within the county, or at least copies thereof, would have to be sent to the archives of the office. To request for a record at the county clerk office, the searcher would first have to personally ask permission from the county clerk to access the archives. As a matter of public policy, permission is almost always given. Once permission had been granted, the searcher may request for the assistance of a member of the staff in order to affect the search, presumably, this would expedite the search. Actually searching the archives would probably be the longest part of the procedure because of the sheer volume of records that have to be checked. Once the records that the searcher is interested in has been located, copies of the same would be made upon request and upon payment of the required copying fee which is one dollar per page of the document, plus two dollars per record for the certification fee of the same.
It is also possible to search for arrest records online using online databases. Faster and more efficient, most of these databases do not even charge anything for the use of their information, but they provide the same information as the government databases despite the fact that most of them are unaffiliated with the government. As with all internet searches, these databases may be used from the homes of the searchers without the need to fall in line.
McLennan County Jail Records
The procedure below is for requests at the office of the county clerk
- Go to the office of the county clerk and ask permission from the clerk to view the archives.
- Request for assistance from a member of the archives to expedite the search.
- Search the archives for the records that you are interested in. This may be the longest part of the procedure.
- Once the records had been located, bring the same to the desk of a record keeper and request that copies of the same be made for you.
- Pay the required copying and certification fee while the records keeper make the records for you.
- Claim the copies that you had caused to be made after they had been copies and certified.
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