Criminal records are also referred to as police records and are a briefing of a person’s criminal history. In most states, criminal records include all criminal charges and the result, not only a person’s convictions. Criminal records are gathered and updated on a county, state and federal level by law enforcement agencies. Some common reasons criminal records in Georgia may be obtained include:
Georgia criminal records are kept by local police, state troopers, correctional agencies and highway patrol. The federal government also keeps criminal records on the National Crime Information Center or NCIC database.
Types Of Criminal Records
Criminal records include a wide variety of documents which are divided by the type of crime the person has been charged with. These records often reflect charges for crimes such as:
These are just a few crimes that may be reflected on a criminal record. They are typically divided into categories by misdemeanor and felony charges. People who are accused and convicted of sexual crimes, must register as a sex offender within their county. There is a separate database with a listing of registered sex offenders.
If you want to obtain a criminal record in Georgia, you can do so online and access the records through the Sheriff’s office or Police department. Requirements for accessing and obtaining criminal records in Georgia, can be found on the Georgia Felon Search website. These records will include information such as:
In some cases, criminal records can be sealed or expunged which means they are not available for public viewing. This must be done through the court and is not available to everyone. Some Georgia law enforcement agencies will not allow the access of juvenile records.