Tom Green County Arrest Records

There are many reasons why people want to get information about the people that they interact with at a daily basis. Most of the reasons are mundane such as simple curiosity but there are people who require as much information as they could find regarding the people that they interact with before they would make decision regarding said persons. Examples of these would be the business owner who wants to be assured that the person that he is contemplating hiring is unlikely to run away with the cash register, or the parent who wants to be sure that the babysitter is not going to run out on them, or worse, hold the children for ransom. It is conceded that the best way to gather information regarding a person would be through interaction with them, but sometimes, this just is not possible, and it is in these cases that records, such as Tom Green County Arrest Records, come in.

The first thing that must be taken into consideration is that arrest records are public records, and as public records, they are available to the general public at all times. This means that practically anyone could request a copy of them. The second is that arrest records are considered to be accurate at all times, which means that the person who would claim that the arrest records are false would have the burden of proving that the records are false. Note further that not every person would have an arrest record to his or her name, as only people who had been arrested would have arrest records. Finally, arrest records form part of criminal records, the latter being a public record, but more encompassing regarding the information on the person whom the records refer to.

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One of the best places to look for arrest records would be the office of the sheriff, because this is where arrest records begin their lives. Arrest records, after all, are made by the sheriff and his deputies who are empowered to arrest people. The records division of the sheriff office has arrest records and this is where the searcher should make his or her request for copies of the same. The actual search would be done by a member of the division, but the searcher would have to make a personal request. The clerk on duty would require the searcher to provide some information regarding the record that he or she is interested in and if there are records in the records division, the same would be produced for the searcher who would have to clarify that these records are indeed the one that he or she is interested in. copies would then be made upon request and upon payment of the required copying fee which is one dollar per page of the document to be copied.

A more efficient and faster search could be conducted online using online databases. Although unaffiliated with the government, these databases do provide the same information as the various government agencies and offices where arrest records are kept. The difference is that these online databases are faster, more efficient, and could be used from the homes of the user. In addition, some of these databases charge minimum fees, with most actually not charging anything at all.

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The procedure below is for requests at the sheriff office

  • Head over to the records division of the sheriff office
  • Inform the clerk on duty of your request to obtain copies of arrest records.
  • The clerk would require you to give some information regarding the records that you are interested in.
  • Using their own database, the clerk would locate the record that you are interested in using the information that you had provided as search parameters.
  • Usually, the database would return various results, thus, you would have to look at the results to identify the one that you are interested in. Alternatively, you could just request for them all.
  • Once the records had been identified, the clerk would then proceed to get the same.
  • Once you are sure that these are the records that you are interested in, you could request that copies of all, or just a few of them, be made for you.
  • The clerk would direct you to the cashier where you should pay the required fee which would be indicated in the request order form that the clerk would issue to you.
  • Return to the records division and present the receipt as proof of payment before claiming your copies.

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