The arrest records of Florida, better known as FL arrest records, are considered as public documents. These documents are issued by different agencies of the government when an individual has committed an offense or crime.
A lot of information can be obtained from a public arrest record in Florida. The document would not be valid without the personal details of the reported individual. This includes, but not limited to, the complete name of the person along with the aliases used. One can also find the details of the person’s birth and address of residency. One can also find a description of how the person looked like through the photo of the individual. Body markings are also described on the file. All of the crimes and the offenses that the person has done are indicated on the document. The document would also show if the person was charged of his crimes and if the was given any sentence or not.
Arrest records are primarily used to conduct a background check. Employers also look into the criminal history of their people to make sure that the ones who work for them have clean history. Local residents of Florida would look into to records of their neighbors, caretakers and those in their neighborhood to make sure that they are surrounded with good people. Investigators also use this type of document when they are conducting a case investigation.
Making the arrest records open to the public has given the involved individuals problems especially when they are looking for a job. Because owners of businesses prefer to hire people with clean records, those who had been arrested before are the least priority during job application. Most of the time, these people would feel treated unjustly in the workplace because of their history. However, by expunging the arrest record, such unequal treatment can be avoided.
Access to the document is limited only to the person whose name is on the record. This means that people who need to access the records of others need to have a special request to proceed. One should know that the basic information of the record that is being requested has to be known to make the search easier. The requesting individual should also be prepared to provide their contact details since it will be used to track the access to the document. One has to go to the office of the Department of law Enforcement in Florida in order to file the request but the office only releases document which have been registered since 1950. The retrieval fee would cost only $24 to have the request processed. Sending a mail order is also accepted but this can take a while before the results of the search can be delivered.
The development of the Internet has changed the way we share information and this is evident with the retrieval of arrest records online. Instead of waiting for days, one simply needs to wait for a few seconds and the results are displayed on the computer screen. A free criminal records search can also be done online.