Lancaster County Arrest Records Search (South Carolina)

Perform a free Lancaster County, SC public arrest records search, including current & recent arrests, arrest inquiries, warrants, reports, logs, and mugshots.


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Lancaster County Police Department Crime Map http://www.mapnimbus.com/DataNimbusClient.html Search Lancaster County Police Department crime map database by address, location, date range, offense and other filters.

Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Records http://publicindex.sccourts.org/lancaster/courtrosters/RosterSelection.aspx Search Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit court rosters by court agency, roster type or date.

Lancaster News Police Logs http://www.thelancasternews.com/news/police-reports View Lancaster News police report, including info on arrests and unsolved cases.

Find Lancaster County Arrest Records

Lancaster County Arrest Records are public records that contain an individual's criminal history record which are available in Lancaster County, South Carolina. They are maintained and available for public request from a number of government agencies, from Federal, South Carolina State, and Lancaster County level law enforcement agencies, including the local Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Lancaster County Court. Arrest Records contain an individual's arrests, arrest searches, inquiries, warrants, reports, logs, and mug shots.

Learn about Arrest Records, including:
  • Where to get free Arrest Records
  • How to find Lancaster County mugshots online
  • Are Lancaster County, SC Arrest Records public information
  • How to see someone's criminal record
  • What information is available in an Arrest Record
Search Public Arrest Records in Lancaster County, SC

Arrests for felonies, misdemeanors, and both criminal and civil charges are available Lancaster County public record searches that are included in the Arrest Record. They may also contain pending Lancaster County, SC warrants, fines, or monetary restitution for an arrest or conviction, and charges that have been dismissed or for which the individual was acquitted. If an arrest led to a conviction, the Lancaster County Arrest Record may list the sentence, court records, court case information, and any incarceration. An Arrest Record will also show if an individual is on the South Carolina sex offender registry.

Where to get Lancaster County Arrest Records

Arrest Records are part of a broader criminal record, which includes an individual's entire criminal history, including Lancaster County, South Carolina arrests, charges, convictions, and incarcerations. These records are typically kept by the Lancaster County Court, Lancaster County Police Department, Lancaster County Clerk's Office, and certain Federal Agencies.

Public Records Information

Lancaster County Arrest Records contain personal and public information about the individual, including their full name, date of birth, and known aliases and are available as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The record also contains the individual's age at the time of the arrest. Many Lancaster County Arrest Records include a photograph or mugshot, fingerprints, and a description of identifying marks or tattoos.

Lancaster County, South Carolina Criminal Background Checks

Reviewing Arrest Records is an important part of performing a Lancaster County background check. Most employers use background checks as part of their hiring process, and some are required by law to run a background check before hiring anyone, however these must be in compliance with the Credit Reporting Act as public records requests contain sensitive information. Landlords in Lancaster County, South Carolina may also use Arrest Records to assess potential renters but must adhere to strict South Carolina information privacy laws. Arrest Records may also be used by credit and consumer reporting agencies, post-secondary schools, the military, South Carolina foster care services, firearms sellers, and SC driver's license offices to screen criminal history.