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Without the specific location and arresting agency, searching for arrest records can be time consuming. Typically arrest records are held by local police, sheriff’s offices, or the courts. Using InfoTracer’s powerful search engine, you can see arrest records from all over the country within minutes. Tap into tens of millions of arrest records from thousands of public and private data sources. Our records are updated continuously, and all you need to search is the person’s name and state. Start by running a free search today! Some information you can find with our arrest and warrant reports, when available include:

  • Arresting Agency
  • Arresting Officer
  • Arrest Date
  • Suspect Details
  • Booking Information
  • Bail and Bond
  • Offenses Details
  • Charges Filed
  • Warrants
  • Mugshots
  • Convictions
  • And More

What is an Arrest Record?

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An arrest record is a listing of someone’s arrest history. Whenever someone commits a crime or is accused of committing a crime, law enforcement arrests them. Local, state, or federal police take the person into custody, process them through booking, and hold them in jail until their initial hearing with the judge. The judge may or may not offer the offender bail. An arrest record is sometimes referred to as a RAP sheet. Arrest records often contain less detail than the related court records for criminal cases. Arrest information includes a lot of details. Some of the information contained in arrest reports may include the following:

Arrest Warrants

Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant is a document that authorizes police to arrest someone that they suspect has committed a crime. Local law enforcement must obtain an arrest warrant from a neutral judge before arresting someone unless they witness the crime as it happens. The arrest warrant will have the person’s name, the crime they are accused of, along with any restrictions. For example, the judge may stipulate that police can only arrest the person at a specific time of day. An arrest warrant may also include a bail amount that the suspect will have to pay if they don’t want to wait in jail for their trial. Police obtain arrest warrants by filing an affidavit with the judge stating their probable cause. There are other types of warrants that authorize an arrest. Alias and bench warrants can be issued when you fail to appear in court. A civil capias warrant is issued for arresting someone to make sure they appear in court for a hearing.

Booking Information

Booking Information

When the police arrest someone, they take them into custody and perform a booking process. During booking, the police officer collects general information about the subject, including their name, address, phone number, and a physical description. Police may also fingerprint the suspect and take mugshots. Law enforcement will also do a background search on the offender and ask questions about the crime committed. Booking records may include details about bail, bond, incarcerations, outstanding warrants, the booking date, and other information.

Bail Bonds

Bail Bonds

If police release a suspect on bail or bond, it will show up in arrest records. Bail bonds are surety bonds promising that the suspect will show up in court on their trial date. Accused suspects and families secure these bail bonds through bond companies. The bail bondsman will post the bail for the offender so they can get out of jail. If the suspect shows up in court, the court will refund the bail bond company the bail money. However, the suspect will have to pay a fee for this service. Public records often include bail bond details.

Criminal Charges

Criminal Charges

After law enforcement arrests someone, they will formally charge them with an offense. These criminal charges become the person’s RAP sheet. Their criminal history will follow them through the justice system. Public records contain a lot of information about criminal charges, arrests, warrants, and entire criminal histories. InfoTracer allows a nationwide criminal records search. Coverage may vary according to state laws and records availability.



Mugshots are photographs that police or other law enforcement agents take of suspects during the booking process. These mugshots are used to identify criminals and eliminate suspects. Although each law enforcement agency may have its own format, the typical mugshot consists of a front and side picture against a dark background. The arrestee holds a card with their name and other information on it. Mugshots are public records in many states and may be included in an InfoTracer’s search.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Arrests

How to Find Arrest Records

You can check the sheriff’s office and local police department websites for arrest information. You could also contact all the courthouses in a local area to find them. Finding arrest records can be time-consuming, expensive, and difficult. You can access billions of records using InfoTracer’s search engine and find arrest records from all over the country within minutes. The search results come from thousands of public and private sources, showing tens of thousands of arrest records whenever available.

How to Look Up Arrest Records for Free

You can waste hours wading through dozens of websites to find current inmate arrest records and arrest information. Or you could use InfoTracer to look up someone’s criminal record including arrests. If you find something of interest, you can sign up for a membership to see additional details and enjoy membership benefits.

How to Find DUI Arrests

With an InfoTracer search, you can find DUI arrest records easily if those records are available from the state. Each U.S. state has different regulations regarding public records and DUI arrests.

Are Arrests Records Public Information?

In most cases, arrest records are public information. However, each state varies in how they handle public records and arrests. InfoTracer’s data comes from thousands of sources from all over the country.

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