West Virginia Arrest Records Search

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Find West Virginia Arrest Records

West Virginia Arrest Records contain an individual's entire criminal history record and are available from Government Offices in West Virginia. Arrest Records are considered public records and as such are available for public request from a number of government agencies including West Virginia State, County, and local law enforcement. West Virginia Police Departments and West Virginia Criminal Courts maintain Arrest Records, warrants, and mug shots.

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Find Arrest Records in West Virginia

Felony arrests, misdemeanor arrests and other criminal charges are available to the public by performing West Virginia Arrest Records searches. West Virginia Arrest Records contain West Virginia warrants, fines, criminal charges and convictions. If the arrest led to a conviction then the West Virginia Arrest Record will contain sentencing, West Virginia Court records and West Virginia jail and prison records. Arrest Records also show if an individual is registered on the West Virginia Sex Offender Registry.

Where to find West Virginia Arrest Records

Criminal records, including Arrest Records for individuals arrested in West Virginia, contain all records related to an individual's arrests, criminal charges, convictions, and jail or prison sentencing in West Virginia. Arrest Records can be requested from West Virginia Courts, West Virginia Police and Sheriff's Departments, and County and City Clerk's Offices.

Freedom of Information Act Requests

The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes public information regarding an individual's arrest and criminal records available to the West Virginia public. This information contains an individual's full name and known aliases, date of birth (DOB), and age when arrested. Additional information in West Virginia Arrest Records include mugshots, fingerprints, and descriptive information such as height, identifying marks or tattoos.

West Virginia Background Checks

Criminal background checks will reveal if an individual has West Virginia Arrest Records. Employers in West Virginia use background checks to determine an individual's prior criminal history, and some employers are required by law to perform a check before hiring. Landlords in West Virginia may also consider performing background checks while assessing potential tenants. Schools, firearm vendors, consumer reporting agencies, foster care and adoption services, and West Virginia DMV offices use background checks to research West Virginia arrest and criminal records while screening applicants.