The criminal history of certain people or the number and type of arrests and other information for the month or so can be found in the Florida arrest records. These records contain criminal history information for the public. However, confidential information is only available for specific agencies.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement or FDLE keeps the records of arrest. They have a more detailed record containing expunged criminal history and even juvenile criminal history. However the expunged criminal history is only available for specific agencies or special requests. The juvenile criminal history on the other hand can only be released if the offense done by said individual can be considered as a felony if he was of age. The FDLE also houses other important records that can?t be found in the NBI.
The arrest records have a variety of uses. It?s a personal reference or document for some people. For some, they use their record as an additional document for job applications. You can obtain your record even if you haven?t been arrested and use it with your job application to boost trust. Getting licenses may also require your record. Usually you need it for license to own a gun or drive. Important documents like passport and visa will always require your record to be filed with your application. A company may also do a background check of their employees at any given time. They usually do this to screen new applicants or during incident investigations. There are two types of background checks. The first one or level 1 refers to name and employment history check. Level 2 is more extensive. The records are only available for the same type of institution. If the records were used to obtain gun licenses, then it can only be used for said purpose and not for other purposes like job application.
Obtaining the records depend on who owns them and for what purpose. If you are obtaining a record for yourself there will be no problem as long as you can provide identification at the Florida department of labor enforcement. Companies requesting background checks may do so depending on the level. For level one background checks, they can just state the name or past employee history. For level two background checks, fingerprints may be needed.
Obtaining the records may cost you depending on what you need. A standard check of arrest records will cost a total of $24.50. Obtaining records for licenses like a gun license will cost $31.50. For other purposes that require high security checks may cost about $40.50 dollars. Rechecking or renewing the record will incur the same fees.
The state of Florida usually updates police arrest records daily. This means that the record you obtain may need to be updated by the next day. In order to avoid such a situation you need to do an online search first. Some sites help you get information for a small sum compared to wasting money going to the FDLE and paying for an outdated record.