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Wyoming Arrest Records Search

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How to Look Up Public Records in Wyoming

The state does maintain a central repository of criminal and arrest records. The state allows the general public access to these records via an official request. All law enforcement agencies feed into this system and are required to submit new documents within seventy-two hours. Criminal history report orders are generally filled within two weeks but can take up to six weeks. There is a $15 fee which must be paid for each request. All requests are handled through fingerprint cards, and a consent form must accompany each one if the request is not for the person ordering it.

Are Arrest Records Public Records in Wyoming?

Yes. According to the Criminal History Record Act, the state allows public access to criminal and arrest records. Everyone can do a Wyoming public record request. The subject will need to provide a fingerprint card for matching. The state also charges a $15 per record request. Their government website shares information on how to correct any inaccurate information contained within criminal and arrest records.

What Information Does Wyoming Arrest Records Report Include?

What Information You Can Find in Wyoming Arrest Report?

Wyoming arrest records will show a lot of criminal history information like arrests, convictions, charges, sentencing, disposition, bail, bond, fees, and other fines paid. A Wyoming criminal history check will be the date and place of arrest, the officer’s name and badge number, arresting agency, booking details and any vehicles involved. Additionally, general information like name, phone, address, gender, race, height, weight, other physical description. Wyoming mugshots and fingerprinting will be on there too.

Wyoming Police Report and Mugshots

Are Wyoming Police Reports Public Record?

Police reports in Wyoming are public records, and some county police departments even post them online for public consumption. Additionally, some news outfits like the Wyoming Tribune Eagle post a police blotter online with police reports. These are short summary descriptions, but they contain a lot of the same details as the full police report. A paper version may include:

  • The names and ages of the people involved.
  • The charges filed against the perpetrators.
  • The location, date and time of the event.
  • A detailed description of the incident.
  • Any arrests that took place.
  • Mugshots.
  • The name of the jail or detention center the arrested person was taken to.
  • The bail or bond amount set.
  • Officer’s information.

Anyone can contact the local county Sheriff’s office or police department to obtain copies easily. They may or may not include crime scene photos and mugshots. Fingerprints may also be included in some cases. Some information may be redacted (blacked out) to protect privacy.

Wyoming Mugshots

Wyoming mugshots are fairly prevalent online and may be found on inmate listings, news and media outlets, public records websites, and other places. Suspects are photographed wearing their normal clothes against a uniform medium gray background. This style provides excellent visibility of the suspect’s features and overall look.

The purpose of mugshots is so that law enforcement has a photographic record of criminals and suspects. They use them freely in investigations and with witnesses and victims. Mugshots were first used in the 1800s in France and then spread across the globe. Now, most law enforcement agencies use them with slight variations of the perfected style.

Wyoming Arrest Booking Process

The booking process in Wyoming is similar to other states. First, officers must read the suspect their Miranda rights, handcuff them, and transport them to the local county jail or detention center for processing and booking. The booking process usually consists of:

  • Extensive paperwork needs to be filled out by police, so they will question you to get your name, date of birth, and other information.
  • They will search you and inventory and secure all your personal belongings. These will be impounded and held for you until you are released.
  • You will be placed in a holding cell until you can see the judge or magistrate. Suspects have the right to see a judge within 48-hours (except on weekends and holidays).
  • Your mugshots will be taken.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You may be subject to a health screening or full body search.
  • Police may request a DNA sample in some cases.
  • You will be given a hearing, and then if bail/bond is set, you can pay it and be released.

Most suspects will remain in jail until they can pay the bail, bond, or until their trial date.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has decreased over the past decade in Wyoming, going from 901 crimes in 2006 to 782 by 20% lower than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Wyoming Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Law

Wyoming Arrest Laws

Any WY peace officers can arrest someone with a valid arrest warrant. They can also arrest someone for violating a restraining or domestic orders or if they suspect them of child abuse. WY police can also arrest someone when they witness a crime being committed or they are aware of an offense that has been committed, and they have probable cause to believe someone did it. An officer in WY an also arrest someone when they think they may destroy evidence or injure themselves or others.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Wyoming?

A peace officer in WY has the power to arrest someone. The state considers a peace officer to be sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, local police officers, campus police, highway patrol, and fish and game officers. Federal officers may also arrest someone in the state. Any private person can arrest someone in WY when executing a citizen’s arrest. They can do so when they are witness to a crime being committed, or when a felony has been committed, and they know who did it.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your Wyoming State Records?

Many criminal offenses will stay on a Wyoming arrest record for life. Instances where an arrest occurred but the charges were dropped, or there were never any charges made can be expunged 180 days after the disposition. With misdemeanors, the accused must wait 1-5 years before requesting expungement and comply with other regulations. Most felonies are not eligible for expungement however some minor infractions are. Violent offenses are not eligible. With those that are, the subject must wait at least ten years before applying.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, however, the laws are very strict, and only some misdemeanors and felonies are eligible for expungement. There are waiting periods from 1-10 years before someone can petition the court to have their Wyoming court records removed. Arrests where no charges were filed, the charges were dropped, or the court found the subject not guilty are eligible for expungement.

The Arrest Rate in Wyoming

Arrest Rate in Wyoming

For 2017, 24,928 arrests were recorded in the state. Of those, 17,677 were committed by men and 7,251 by women. For that year, 2,841 of those were for drug offenses, and 1,607 were violent offenses such as rape, murder, burglary, and larceny-theft. From the annual total 3,050 were committed by juveniles and the rest were adults.

Wyoming Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Wyoming was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 9,106, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Suspicion arrests - with only 11 crimes a year.

Arrest TypeUnder 18All agesTotal arrests
Violent Crime35612647
Property Crime4492,3742,823
Aggravated Assault26529555

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