Illinois now keeps arrest records in a large database so that the public can access them free of charge. If you know the name of the person arrested for a crime, the date of the offense and his or her address, the search goes quickly. But, if you don’t have all the information on the person or the crime, you may spend a lot of time going through the vast amount of records on file. Illinois arrest records are filed by county, so it helps if you also know that information. You may need to find arrest, bench or search warrants that are inactive as well as active and to know if the person has met obligations of legal direction. This is the type of information you’ll be able to reveal by searching through Illinois arrest records. You can request copies of Illinois arrest records through the mail at the following address or by phone at:
Illinois State Police Bureau
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 740-5160
A search fee of names and fingerprints is $16 to $20, depending on the depth of the search. Searching for the arrest records yourself is free, but there are various types of problems that you might have. For example, unless you’re familiar with searching through vast databases and discerning between information you need and information that isn’t relevant to your needs, the task can be extremely time-consuming and frustrating. There are thousands of records to sort through, some with the same name and others written in a way that’s difficult to understand because it’s presented in legal terms.
Another way to search for Illinois arrest records is to enlist the help of a professional, fee-based, online search site. These online sites are usually available 24 hours per day. Simply enter as much information as you can about the person in question, pay a small fee for the search and within minutes you’ll have the record information you need. If the search reveals nothing – you pay nothing. These sites have access to incredibly powerful search engines and more extensive databases than a state-run search – or a do-it-yourself search and can deliver it fast and in a concise manner. Legal professionals depend on them on a daily basis for vital information about cases they’re involved in.
You’ll receive a report that contains detailed information about an arrest record from the past or the present and much more data than you would if you searched for it yourself or engaged the help of the Illinois state database. The information you receive should include the true identification and/or aliases of the perpetrator, details of the crime, outstanding arrest warrants, parole violations, past crimes if any and much more. You can be sure that your identification will not be revealed and that your report will only be delivered to your computer in the privacy of your own home or office.
If you’re an employer and may have need to perform background checks on potential employees, you can join these online search sites for a small, monthly fee. To perform a one-time search on a person who may have recently entered your life, you only need pay a one-time fee. Click on the link to find out more information about how you can use a professional online service to search through Illinois arrest records.