Different companies who need to conduct background and history checks for people applying for employment are able to utilize criminal records for this purpose. The reason behind this is because the company's name and reputation must always be protected, and also to make sure that a potential employee of the company has no criminal charges against him/her, especially with regards to the position in the company that is applied for. In Georgia, just as in any other state, a criminal records system is available for people in need of information regarding certain individuals for various reasons, such as the one stated above.
The Georgia criminal records holds personal information on an individual, such as his/her name, weight, height, gender,and race, to name a few. Along with this are other vital data including arrest details such as the arrest agency involved, when the person was arrested, the charges filed against him/her, the final judicial disposition that the court has presented, the prosecutor, and custodial data as to whether the individual has been imprisoned in the correctional facility of the state. These records may be accessed by completing certain requirements set by the state. The agencies that are able to provide for criminal records information are the office of the local sheriff together with the police departments.
The Georgia criminal records are accessible to anyone, regardless of whether or not consent is given by the individual being checked on. Apart from criminal records provided by these two sources, the Georgia Felon Search website (www.felonsearch.ga.gov) is also able to provide criminal records upon request with a fee of $15 per transaction, payable only through a credit card. This website will be able to verify whether an individual has committed a felony and has been convicted and reported to the Georgia Crime Information Center. Information that is required when searching the web must include the individual's full name, birth date, sex, and race.
The law enforcement bureaus are also able to provide access to records on felony convictions. The fee for this transaction is not more than $20.00. Personal information about the individual including full name, birth date, sex, and race must be given with the request. Georgia records that include arrests together with convictions while in the state can also be obtained along with the individual's consent. The consent form must be signed by the person whose records are being requested, and must then be given to the agency.
If criminal records are being requested by a person who is not in Georgia, these records may be obtained by getting in touch with either the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Georgia State Police. Records on national criminal history can be requested as well from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A person who wishes to make an update or make a correction to his/her criminal records in Georgia may make a written request addressed to the Crime Information Center of Georgia. Included in this letter should be his/her complete name, birth date, gender, race, social security number, and the date when he/she was arrested. The individual's Offender Tracking Number must be included as well.
To retrieve Georgia background checks and criminal records, use the steps outlined below:
Visit Georgia Felony Search or go to your local police station to request your criminal record.
For the online search, enter all the information available to you regarding the identity of the person whose Georgia background check you desire.
Pay $15 with your credit card online for each criminal history requested. The results appear instantly on your browser for you to print.
For additional information, contact the Georgia Crime Information Center, who can provide you with more assistance through the following means:
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Georgia Crime Information Center
The general public can access information about Georgia arrest records by visiting the Georgia Department of Corrections website. To make it easier to find the George arrest records needed, the Department of Corrections has created the Offender Search option, allowing site visitors to access certain information online.
Follow the steps below to use the Offender Search to find Florida arrest records:
Go to Georgia Inmate Query to access the Offender Search page. Agree to the terms to be taken to the search page.
You will be asked to provide the GDC ID or case number. If you do not have this information, then you will need to select the advanced search option.
Input the ID number or identifying information and click next. When doing an advanced search, you will be given the option to view only currently incarcerated offenders or all offenders. Then select the way you would like results to be displayed. Results are displayed in alphabetical order.
For additional information on Georgia arrest records, you can contact the Department of Corrections:
Georgia Department of Corrections
2 M. L. King, Jr. Dr., S.E.
Suite 954, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Locating Georgia Criminal Records
The Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) operates an online database of criminal records, but they do not dispense the information manually to the public. Instead, individuals can also go online to the GCIC's "felon search" site to pay $15 with a credit card to look up criminal records. Alternatively, the GCIC also suggests that individuals visit a local law enforcement agency to obtain a copy of their criminal record for not more than $20.
Who Can Obtain Georgia Criminal Records?
Anyone may request a Georgia criminal record or background check, and if you are requesting a criminal record for another person, you will receive all conviction information that is of public record.
Changing a Georgia Criminal Record
If you wish to dispute part of your Georgia criminal record, you'll need to make an appointment with the GCIC to have your fingerprints taken. Once your fingerprints are taken, you can provide any documentation, and GCIC will review your criminal record and mail its response to you.