Santa Clara County Arrest Records and Warrant Search
From time to time you might want to inquire about the criminal background of a person involved in your life. That person can be your date, a potential employee or someone you wish to hire for a certain purpose. In this article, you will be explained how to perform such an inquiry.
Conducting a Background Check in Santa Clara County
To be able to examine a person's criminal history, you will need to obtain three legal dockets: Santa Clara County warrants, arrest records and criminal records. Each portrays a different, yet related, aspect of a person criminal past.
Carrying out a Santa Clara County Warrant Search
To find about outstanding arrest orders, you should go to the Records Division at the Sheriff Office (55 West Younger Avenue San Jose, California 95110-1721. Telephone number: 408-808-4400). To conduct a warrant inquiry on another person, you will be asked to present his or her full name and date of birth. If you want to check on yourself, you will have to present your ID. The service is free of charge.
Pay attention, if it is discovered that you are wanted by the police, you will either be incarcerated or be asked to post bail (depending on the severity of your crime). So you may want to send someone you trust to perform the search on your behalf.
Undertaking an Arrest Search
To trace Santa Clara County arrest records, refer to the electronic inmate locator on the webpage of the county's Department of Corrections at https://eservices.sccgov.org/OVR/findinmate/Find (it can be accessed from the homepage of the Sheriff's website). You can run your check based on either the detainee's name or booking number. In any case, you will be required to fill in the detainee's birth date. If you do not have these details, you can attempt to find an inmate by directly turning to the county jail: 150 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95110. Phone: 408-299-2306.
Conducting a Statewide Inmate Lookup
Sanata Clara County arrest records won't be able to tell you if the person you are checking has an arrest history or is currently incarcerated in another county in the state. What you can do is opt for a more extensive California inmate search by using the online inquiry tool on the website operated by the CDCR. By inserting a person's name, you will be shown data related to his/her CDCR number, age, admission date and parole eligible date and information. You will also be shown the correctional facility were the inmate serves time.
Finding Criminal Records
Criminal records contain a person's history of offenses and convictions. They are issued after a defendant had stood trial, so to access them, you have to obtain Santa Clara County court records. Broadly speaking, California's law stipulates that you can only garner information on yourself and to do that, you will have to arrive at the Sheriff Office - the Record Division - in person, present your ID, provide fingerprints and fill out a special form. Your criminal record will be sent to you on mail in up to 4 weeks. Service fee is $25.00. If your record involves juveniles or is related to an ongoing criminal investigation, the authorities may choose not to reveal it.
The County Superior Court has an online search tool enabling you to check on other people, yet it presents civil cases only. To find information related to criminal cases, we suggest the background check tool offered by this website. By typing a person's name, you will get a detailed and updated report containing every issue he/she has had with the law including Santa Clara County arrest records, warrants, and court records (criminal and civil). The data also include California prison records, police records and court dockets, so you will know if the one you are inquiring about has been incarcerated and convicted of crimes in other counties as well. Searchers' anonymity is guaranteed. Services fees are highly affordable.