Wake County arrest records, also known as criminal records, is data compiled by North Carolina Police Departments and other judicial authorities when a person is arrested and held at a county, city, or federal jail facility. A log is kept on the arrested person until a prosecutor decides whether or not to continue with pressing formal charges against the suspect who was arrested.
Some police departments post arrest records online since it is considered public record and Wake County is included. Some people may have arrest records even though that person never took part in a crime or was even charged with anything. This is why it is important to know all the details if you have an arrest record in Wake County.
The Wake County City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI) maintains records of arrests made in Wake County. Arrest records only date back to April 27, 2007, and only provide data for offenses outlined in North Carolina General Statute 15A-502. Charges or arrest data resulting from traffic offenses, infractions, or citations do not meet the criteria of this statute. You may want to check your arrest record at your local police department for these types of offenses.
The easiest way to obtain your criminal arrest record in Wake County is to visit the CCBI Arrest Records Portal which is available through links provided on the Wake County government website. Once you enter the portal, you can enter search criteria such as name, arrest date and time, arresting agency, or sex of the suspect.
You can also obtain a copy of your criminal record by using public computer terminals provided at the Wake County Clerk?s office in Raleigh. However, these copies are not certified. In order to get a certified copy, you must pay a $25 fee and submit a request form to the County Clerk?s Office.
– Suspect?s name
– Current age
– Residence address
– Arrest location
– Arresting officer
– Charges related to the arrest
How It Becomes a Part of Your Overall Criminal Record
Your Wake County criminal record is compiled with any other cases, infractions, citations, and traffic offenses to become an overall part of your criminal record. Your criminal record is also shared with databases at the local, state, and federal level all over the country. This is why it is important to get a copy to know exactly what details about you are available to the public.