How long are police records kept?

Answer That depends on how severe the offense is. If the offender hasn't been put in jail for more than three months or fined more than $10,000, then the offense no longer "counts" after three years, if n... Read More »

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How long do police records take to expire?

There is no set time for a police record to expire. It depends on the type of offense the person has committed. Typically, charges such as shoplifting stay on your record for 7 years. In terms of e... Read More »

When do police records expire?

Police records never expire. However, if someone is eligible, an arrest or conviction may be expunged. The offense is "sealed" from view, yet it will still appear on one's criminal record when acc... Read More »

How to Check Police Records in Florida?

Employers in Florida routinely check police records for job applicants when they will be working with children, the elderly or the disabled. Banks and other financial institutions also need to know... Read More »

How to Get Police Records for My Hearing in Tempe, AZ?

The laws of Arizona allow a person to receive a free copy of any police report made regarding an incident where she was the victim. Additionally, if a defendant is charged with a crime, the rules o... Read More »