Arrest Records Of West Virginia
Arrest Record Keeping
The central database for all criminal arrest records of West Virginia is the responsibility of the Criminal Identification Bureau (CIB) under the West Virginia State Police (WVSP). It maintains and disseminates criminal history information of the state including West Virginia Arrest Records. These records are updated by reports from the various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and are considered public information. With the approval of the Superintendent, they can be furnished to any person or agency except for those that have been expunged or sealed by the courts. All requests must be accompanied by a written authorization signed by the person in the records.
The administration of Criminal Background Checks is basically outsourced to an identification data processor – L1. All requests for any sort of West Virginia Criminal Background Checks from the CIB have to go through L1. Generally, only fingerprint-based lookups are offered at a fee of $20 per search. The processing time is usually one week but it may vary according to the applicant/recipient.
West Virginia State Police contact info.
Address: 725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309-1698
Telephone: (304) 746-2180
There are alternatives to obtaining West Virginia Arrest Records through the CIB. The most popular way these days is the Internet. There’s a host of commercial records providers available online which offer direct service to your requests for information. Simple and instant, they provide nationwide searches 24/7 at affordable prices.
How to Access the Arrest Records
Employers must submit a special form WVSP 39 which is completed and signed by the prospective employee. This form allows the West Virginia state police to release a criminal background check on the person who completes the form. In other words, the prospective employee must agree to let an employer conduct a West Virginia criminal background check in order for the check to be released. More information and forms may be obtained from the West Virginia Criminal Records Section by calling (304) 746-2170.
The information contained in arrest records may vary from individual to individual. A person with a long criminal history will have more entries in his or her record. Records on West Virginia arrests can contain any or all of the following information, depending on individual history:
• Legal name
• Birth date and age
• Known addresses
• Known work addresses
• West Virginia registered sex offender information
• West Virginia criminal convictions
• West Virginia driving violations
• Court dispositions, if available
• Fines and probation information
• Federal criminal records
Current West Virginia inmate information is available through a simple search portal (http:/ /www.wvrja.com/puboffsearch/offsearch.asp). Enter the offender’s last name and first name and hit 'search.' West Virginia prisoner information includes name, height, weight, birth date, booking date, jail or prison location, and mug shot. Anyone who has been arrested in West Virginia and held at a facility will come up in the database search.
If a West Virginia arrest results in an acquittal or dismissal of the case, the person may request that their record be expunged (sealed and erased). Only certain criminals may have their records sealed from public view, and the person must follow a detailed process. People who have not been convicted of another crime in West Virginia and who are acquitted of the current charges may make the request. In addition, the identity of juveniles must be kept confidential, so if the record involves a young offender names and identifying information may be blacked out or eliminated.
Sex Offender Information
The West Virginia Sex Offender Registry may be searched by visiting http:// www.wvstatepolice.com/sexoff/. Only level 3 sex offenders and certain level 2 sex offenders are listed in the search directory. The Sex Offender Registration Act allows for the electronic release of information to the general public and there is no charge to search.
If your West Virginia arrest records search reveals information which might be helpful to the police in order to prevent crime or prosecute offenders, you may submit a tip to the police online by visiting https://www.wvcrime.com:8443/Reporter/menu.wvcrime. Non-emergency criminal acts and ongoing investigations are all reasons to submit tips to the West Virginia Crime Reduction and Information Management website.
West Virginia Arrest Records Search
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