In the state of Arizona, offenses on your criminal history record can stay with you for your entire life. Having criminal offenses or complaints on your record can have an impact on employment, as well other aspects of your life. It is important to review your Maricopa County Criminal Records in order to make sure that there are no inaccuracies on your record.
In Arizona, the Central State Repository
is responsible for collecting, storing, and dispersing criminal records. This department is also responsible for cooperating with local and federal law enforcement agencies
, as well as other state agencies, to exchange information regarding criminals.
A copy of your Arizona criminal history record can be obtained by completing and submitting a Record Review Packet, which can be downloaded online here
, or by contacting the Criminal Records
History Section via telephone at (602) 223-2222. This process includes filling out a contact information sheet as well as a fingerprint card that will have to be taken to your local, state, or federal law enforcement agency for your fingerprinting in order to verify your identification. A response, including a copy of any existing criminal record information, will be mailed within fifteen days of receipt of the Record Review Packet. There is no fee for obtaining an Arizona state criminal history record on yourself.
If you feel there are inaccuracies in your criminal record, you can complete a ?Review and Challenge of Arizona Criminal History Record Information,? which will be included in the packet with your results.
Though there is no way to obtain Maricopa County Criminal Records specifically, it is possible to search docket sheets using an individuals name, initials and date of birth, or case number by visiting this website
Even if your record is sealed, you will still have a criminal record within the Arizona Central State Repository. If you believe that you were wrongfully arrested, indicted, or charge for a crime, you may petition to the superior court, and if the court rules in your favor, have it noted on your records that you have been cleared of all charges.
Upon completion of your probation period, your civil rights, such as the right to possess a firearm, which were suspended during the term of probation can be restored. However, if the conviction involves an offense that is dangerous, of sexual motivation, or involving a victim under the age of fifteen, this does not apply to you.