Now that the public can access a state’s arrest records, many people have been using the system for revealing a person’s criminal background for employment and other purposes. If you live in Minnesota, you can make a visit to the county courthouse to get the information. If not, you can request a report by mail by sending a check or money order for $8, plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Criminal Justice Information Systems
1430 Maryland Ave. E
St. Paul, MN 55106
With the request, you’ll need to include the full name and possible aliases of the person in question and his or her date of birth. In Minnesota, criminal records may be expunged (sealed) by the person who committed the crime. If that’s the case, you have to request permission to view the record from the person in question. The state can’t reveal any information if the person refuses to grant the request. Today, people are concerned about those who come into their lives – and have every right to be. In a transient society such as the one we have, it’s fairly easy to conceal information and go on to commit fraud, deceive a person who places his trust in you – and more. You may want to check out new neighbors to find out if someone has a record of sex offences or child molestation. There are so many reasons today to check out the background of people that it’s becoming more the norm rather than the exception.
One way to bypass a state search where you may or may not receive accurate and up-to-date information is to use an online search service that requires you to pay a fee, but if nothing is revealed, you pay nothing. Most states don’t refund fees, so even if nothing is found, you don’t get your money back. These services usually have powerful search engines and data bases so that they may find information that a state-based service can’t. They’re able to span out across states and find buried and old data that may not be revealed in a state-based search. Another main reason that many prefer the online, fee-based services is that the report is delivered in a very concise format that is easily read and understood. A state-based report may contain errors as well as being jumbled and difficult to ascertain the information. You won’t need to reveal who you are and why you want the search performed and your payment information is encrypted, making it virtually impossible for anyone to find out who requested the data. Click on the link for more information about how you can take advantage of a reputable, online search service to reveal Minnesota arrest records about someone in your life.