San Joaquin County Arrest Records Lookup

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Arrest records like San Joaquin County Arrest Records are some of the most requested for records from the government because these are the official records of the government in regards to the fact of the criminal background of the person named in the record. It is easy to see why people would want to get their hands on copies of such records as the information contained within them are something that the people of the community would use, but at the same time, it must also be remembered that these record are rather limited in the sense that they could only show the criminal background of the person named in the record and nothing else.


Even that would have limitations as the fact that a person has a criminal past does not necessarily mean that such person cannot be trusted, just as it must be pointed out that the fact that a person has no criminal record in his or her name does not mean that such person has no criminal background. Just as the fact that a person has a criminal background does not mean that he could not be trusted, it must also be remembered that the fact that a person has no criminal background does not mean that he or she could be trusted.

These records, however, are very helpful in lowering the figurative wall of distrust between two persons who had just met and who, because of circumstances, find themselves having to interact with each other. These records are both public records and official records, which means that not only are they supposed to be available to the general public at all times, they are also supposed to be afforded the presumption of regularity such that they would always be presumed to be true and accurate when presented upon a tribunal, though one must remember that the presumption applies only if the records were obtained from the proper sources. Another limitation would be the fact that the presumption is just that, a presumption. Competent evidence to the contrary would overturn the presumption, but it is the obligation of the person who would claim that the records are false to provide that evidence.

Arrest records may be obtained from a number of sources, but perhaps the best place to make the request would be at the office of the sheriff for this is where the records begin their lives in the first place. A request at this office would require the person interested in the record to make the request in person, and while this may seem to be too much work, one must remember that requests made in person are often completed within the same day of the request.

San Joaquin County Criminal Records are also available online through the use of online databases. These archives are mostly privately owned, which means that they do not enjoy the presumption, but one must note that the records provided for by these archives are substantially the same as that which may be found from the official databases, and that they could provide the information faster and more efficiently.