Public records are made available to the public in Florida. Such records are the Florida Criminal Records that are stored at the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services. These files are made open to the public for easy retrieval and to make the people aware about the individuals they interact with.
Unlike birth and death files, the retrieval of a criminal record can be done anonymously. Requesting to view a particular criminal record is usually done by private investigators to aid them with their investigation. Ordinary citizens of Florida can also request for the record to conduct a background check on the people they interact with such as their neighbors, nannies, tutors, gardeners and even relatives. Others would even check out the criminal history of their partners for them to be aware if the person they are living with is worth trusting or not.
The criminal records in the state of Florida may contain the personal information of the involved individual such as the name, date of birth, gender and race. Details about the committed crime are also indicated on the file. Such information includes the case number, arrest date, county, charges and dispositions as well as other misdemeanors and felonies committed by the individual. A description of the physic appearance of the individual is also detailed on the file. In most cases the file would include a photo of the person.
Filing a request for a copy of a criminal record would cost only $24. One has to be ready to provide their information such as the name, age, and county and age when requesting for a criminal file. Information about the individual you are trying to obtain the record is also necessary. It may take days for the office to provide a copy of the criminal history of an individual.
The office of the Department of Law Enforcement under the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services manages the criminal records of Florida. The state of Florida has developed a Computerized Criminal History Database to store all criminal files of the state. With this technology, the retrieval of the record can be done easily over the Internet.
Requesting for a record can now be done through the Internet because of the online database that Florida has developed. Such database is used by a lot of websites to allow them to search for the record anytime. One can do a free criminal records search by browsing through a free website but the results may be far from accurate as compared to the results that are provided by fee based websites. The internet has allowed fast retrieval and cost effective search. It can be done even at home and the results are displayed within