We all know about criminal records, but few people realize that details regarding arrests are just as accessible as well.
In other words, if you are brought in for questioning regarding a case, the records will be held. It doesn’t matter if you are not charge and no proceedings are brought against you – everything is held in its own case number.
If you are interested in exactly what sort of information is held, databases of arrest records are available and will document everything. To provide an overview of what sort of data can be extracted from these, we have put this post together. Let’s now take a look at what forms the typical arrest record available to the public.
Complete details regarding the offense
It won’t come as a surprise to read that complete details about the offense are available in these reports.
These details can unsurprisingly span far and wide. While they might start with a basic description of what is alleged to have happened, it can expand to contain all of the interviews regarding the offence, and whether or not any criminal charges were eventually brought.
As well as the above, the records might contain statements from various stakeholders. These might include the defendant and plaintiff – if any exists in relation to the latter.
Notes about criminal charges
As we alluded to in the previous section, something else that is disclosed in an arrest record are details regarding the criminal charges. Again, it should be highlighted that there will be occasions where no charges are filed. Regardless of this, details of the arrest are still lodged and can be retrieved upon request.
If criminal charges have been made, full details will be disclosed. This will also include the Criminal Procedural Law Code.
Clearly, if charges have been made, further information is likely to be made available in other documents. In other words, the arrest record is just the start, and for individuals looking to obtain further information about a case that has resulted in a charge there are additional avenues. These options include everything from what has been said in court, to any information about sentencing if this has occurred.
Details regarding the arrest
As well as the alleged offense itself, these records will also allow you to see all of the details about how the defendant was arrested. This will tend to relate to the location of the arrest, including details of any physical force that the authorities may have had to apply to make the apprehension.
From this point on, further details regarding the process are noted. These will usually include where the defendant was questioned (with this usually relating to a police station), as well as where any further interviews were conducted. At this point it should go without saying that the interviews might not just cover the defendant, but also the plaintiff and any other witnesses who are required for the process.