Arrest information is public record. Each county updates its records often; most arrests are added to the county’s database and available online within 24 hours of the arrest. To search arrest records, all you need is the person’s name and, if you are searching for a common name, the date of birth.
How do I search arrest records in my county?
The County Sheriff’s Office is generally the agency that retains the arrest records and maintains the online database. The Office’s website is usually the go-to place to perform an arrest search.
Our firm regularly handles criminal cases in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, so we know exactly where to go for quick results. Here are some helpful sites for searching arrest records:
- Pinellas – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
- Hillsborough – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Pasco – Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
- Manatee – Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
- Sarasota – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
You could also download one of the many arrest search apps available on the market. We cannot personally vouch for any of them, but here are a few popular options you can look into: JailBase, MobilePatrol, and ArrestRecords. Search Google Play or the App Store for the latest apps and updates.
What types of arrest information will a search result in?
Arrest records usually contain fairly detailed information about the person, the charges, and the arrest. Once you have found someone’s record, you will usually see the following:
- Their full name, address, city of birth, and DOB
- Their race, sex, hair and eye color, height, and weight
- The booking date, time, and number
- The arrest report number
- The arresting agency and the facility to which they were taken
- The specific charges, including a description and a charge code
- The charge type (e.g., misdemeanor or felony)
- The court case number
- The bond amount (if applicable)
What do I do if my loved one was arrested?
If your loved one was recently arrested, call a lawyer straightaway to determine your next step. To speak to a criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg right away, call Goldman Wetzel. We handle all types of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and felonies and state or federal charges.
Contact us at 727-828-3900 now.