If you or someone you know has been arrested, the mugshot taken at the police department is a matter of public record. This is used to identify the suspect. Often attached is the incarceration history of the offender, and included within is:
- Full identification and alias of the offender
- Relevant personal data, such as date of birth, gender, and race
- Incarceration data
- Likely release date
- Details of their offense
- Relevant past convictions and sentences served
- Bail/bond conditions, if present
If you’re looking to obtain these records, there are several methods available, with varying degrees of efficiency and ease of use.
Perform An Online Public Records Search
This is ranked number one for a reason. Online public records databases can supply you with the information you need quickly, easily, and discretely. Some services, like SpyFly, provide access to a vast wealth of information and can bring up more than just incarceration history and mugshots. Using them, you can also access driver records, arrest records, and perform background searches with ease.
In addition, SpyFly can be used from a mobile phone, allowing you to access public records from anywhere in the world. Their service is incredibly quick, and carefully curated to only include the factual reports published by the government directly.
Visit The County Courthouse
Since most convictions are made in court, the courthouse that convicted the offender is sure to hold records related to their incarceration. If you visit and meet with the county clerk, you can make a request to access the incarceration record and mugshot, and can expect to be supplied with the records whenever the clerk has time to get to retrieve it. Be warned that many clerks are overwhelmed by requests, and may not have time to handle your request immediately.
Search A Sheriff’s Detention Bureau
Sheriff’s offices update with mugshots on an online public records database regularly and can supply you with information related to your query. However, you may have to search several counties’ databases to retrieve your information, as many of the bureaus have not linked their databases.
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