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What information shows up on an arrest record?

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Arrest records are a serious document. Employers, insurance agencies, and attorneys can all utilize one against you, should you be arrested. But how do they work, and what’s contained within?

What is an arrest record?

An arrest record, simply put, is a document drafted by the government whenever you’re arrested. If you’ve never been arrested, then you won’t have one. However, after your first arrest, every additional arrest will be attached to the original arrest record, providing any interested party with all the details of your arrests in one, easy to locate the document.

What’s inside an arrest record?

Every arrest record is filled with information that can be incredibly useful, in the right hands. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Identification details, such as your full name, race, gender, and age
  • Your legal address
  • The date of any arrests
  • Reasons for your arrests
  • Any bail bond set
  • Scheduled court date

Who can find my arrest record?

Technically, with the right tools, anyone can. All they need is your full name, an online public records database, and they can immediately begin turning up results regarding any arrest records. However, attorneys will be able to access more comprehensive reports. In addition, any police station can access your original arrest record, rather than a copy, allowing them to review the information from a firsthand source. 

Even with all these other methods, an online public records database is definitely your best bet on finding your own arrest record. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s typically identical to the original document contained by the government. 

SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.