The Taylor County Sheriff’s office is the office in-charge of safekeeping Taylor County Arrest Records. Every arrest that is carried out is documented regardless of its outcome. Having an arrest record under one’s name does not automatically mean that they are guilty of the crime charged against them. It only means that they have been arrested, questioned, and maybe detained for further questions. If the offender is proven guilty of the crime charged against him or her, the arrest record will become permanent and will be made available for public access. If proven innocent, the record will be expunged.
Members of the general public are allowed access to arrest records because they are considered as public records. Each individual is allowed access to his or her own records. Accessing another individual’s records is a bit more complex to process. Complex in the sense that the process is longer before you can get access to the records. One of the things that you need to be able provide is your reason for wanting to access the records. The safekeeper of the records have the authority to accept or reject requests depending on their standards.
If you want to conduct a state-wide search, you can head to the Florida Deparment of Law Enforcement. The department has a Division of Criminal Justice Information Services who is in-charge of maintaining the Criminal History information, including Florida Arrest Records, of the state. There is a fee of $24 for every name that you search. Fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the search.
There are many vital information you can get from an arrest record such as the name of the offender, crime committed, when and where it was committed, age, and address, to name a few. If you want to conduct a background check on certain people, such as when screening applicants, a potential lifetime partner and a tenant, obtaing arrest records is a good way to gather information. It is highly prohibited to use the records to defame, embarrass or blackmail another person. The records can only be use as a supporting document for a legal proceeding, or as a source of information. Violators will be punished accordingly by law.
To start a search, you need to be able to provide at lease the full name of a person whose records you want to obtain. Provide additional information such as their age, birthday, address, and occupation, and many more to further narrow down the search results. The narrower the result is, the better your chances will be of locating the right record. Then you have to present a valid ID, preferrably government-issued like a driver’s license.
Another way of obtaining criminal records, such as Taylor County Arrest Log, is by taking advatange of the services of commercial sites that are authorized by the government to maintain them. There are a ton of resource you can find on the Internet, and although many are considered reliable, there exists bogus sites as well. Perform a brief history check on sites that you consider using before you actually avail their services.