Oklahoma Criminal Records Search
In the state of Oklahoma, the formal record of offenses you’ve been convicted of in a court is referred to as a criminal record. This means that your Oklahoma criminal records will show only those offenses that you’ve been found guilty of or have pleaded guilty to after the trial. A criminal record will not show an offense you haven’t been found guilty of. You may have one or more criminal record depending on where you live. Also, your criminal may or may not include traffic convictions. In Oklahoma, the State Bureau of Investigation is responsible for maintaining the criminal records in the state.
Though several different types of criminal background records are available, a crime is categorized either as a felony or a misdemeanor. Following is what each means:
Oklahoma Felony crimes
Carrying punishments of over a year in prison and in some cases, the death sentence, felonies are the most serious crime a person in Oklahoma can commit. Some examples of a felony are injury causing assault, racketeering, embezzlement, kidnapping, murder, and rape.
The United States legal system defines misdemeanor as a crime even though it refers to a specific type of crime. A breach of law, misdemeanor can result in prosecution. Generally, the punishment for misdemeanor includes probation, fine, or prison sentence of up to a year. Common misdemeanors include disorderly conduct, possession of illegal substances, trespassing, vandalism, and theft.
Revealing a person’s arrests and convictions, Oklahoma criminal records are used for many purposes including identification purposes and locating possible suspects in unsolved cases. Though, the most common reason to request for and obtain Oklahoma criminal records is performing background checks. You can request for Oklahoma criminal records by filling out and submitting a criminal history record check form to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. To obtain the criminal record, you need to provide the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation:
- The full name and DOB of the person to be searched
- The aforementioned individual’s race, sex, and social security number
- The purpose of the request
In addition to the aforementioned information, you need to submit a $15 processing fee. You can make a request for Oklahoma criminal records in person, by mail or over the phone. Another way for you to obtain the criminal record you need is online through public databases. The application processing time depends on how you’ve made the request for the criminal record. Generally, mail requests take longer to process than in person or online requests.