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Arrest records are the type of records kept by relevant law enforcement officials in order to assist them in their mandate of keeping and maintaining the peace as well as preventing crime. Note that because nowadays everything has a corresponding record, the keeping of Orange County Arrest Records, and any other type of record, is mandated by the law. There are many reasons why such records are kept in the first place, and these reasons are not limited to the requirement of the law, for it is not hard to imagine ordinary citizens requiring such arrest records in order to know the people around them, including possibly people that such ordinary citizens would want to hire. Thus, it could be said that arrest records are important in many ordinary processes including the now famous background checks.
To understand the importance of arrest records, one must first understand exactly what is written on those records. Not only are the names of the person recorded in the same, but also their address and their criminal past. While the name, address, and the physical features of the person are all in the record, it is primarily for the criminal past of said person that ordinary citizens would request for arrest records.
Now, when a person is requesting for arrest records, there are a number of local county offices that he or she could refer to. These local county offices typically have copies of arrest records, but one must note that not all county offices have them. Most of these offices keep arrest records because they are necessary in the enforcement of the mandate of said offices, and one of the offices where this could not be any more true would be the sheriff office, the primary county agency that is tasked with the maintenance of peace as well as the taking into custody of people who violate the law.
Requesting for an arrest record from the sheriff office would require the searcher to follow a certain procedure that, while long, is actually relatively simple. It is also a procedure that does not actually require the searcher to do any actually searching. The procedure starts with the searcher arriving at the records division of the Orange County Sheriff Office and making the request there. A clerk would handle everything, but the searcher should, of course, provide the basic necessary information for the clerk to be able to locate the record being requested for. Copies of the records would be made available to the searcher upon payment of the required fee which is five dollars per document.
Another source of arrest records would be the World Wide Web where an undetermined number of online databases providing the same information as government offices and databases proliferate. Although unaffiliated with the government, these databases provide the same information as the government offices, but they do so in a faster and more efficient manner that does not actually require the searcher to even leave their rooms when conducting the search. Most of these databases do not actually charge anything for the use of their information and because they are connected with other databases, it is possible for the searcher to be able to find more information than those that he or she initially wanted to find.
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Provided below is the procedure to follow when requesting for arrest records at the sheriff office
- Visit the Records Division of the sheriff office
- Inform the clerk on duty of your request for arrest records and provide information regarding the subject of your search including, but not limited to, the name of the person.
- Wait for the clerk to locate any file with the name of the person using their own databases.
- It is possible for the clerk to come up with multiple results, so you may have to go through all of them to find the one you want.
- Pay the required fee at cashier of the sheriff office. Note that certified copies are more expensive than ordinary copies.
- Return to the records division and claim your copy by presenting the receipt to the clerk. If you requested for certified copies, the clerk would certify the copies first before issuing the same to you.
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