In Hawaii, criminal convictions are considered to be a matter of public record. This is the reason why anyone is allowed access to criminal record information. The necessity for acquiring criminal records may stem from a number of reasons, one of which is performing background checks when particular companies are hiring new employees. It is important that people who are applying for positions in various establishments are checked for the sake of upholding the company's name and reputation. Background checks on criminal records are also performed for potential renters, or to simply verify whether one's record is accurate. Access to criminal records in Hawaii can be obtained from any of the many access locations for the public, or by going online and visiting the website of the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General. A certified copy may also be obtained when needed for a minimal fee.
The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center or HCJDC is Hawaii's repository of all existing criminal records. There are three ways that the public may be able to obtain criminal records in Hawaii, as provided by the HCJDC. One way is for an individual to complete a request form, which he/she must mail together with either a check or a money order amounting to $20.00. Another way is to conduct a 1) name check, or 2) fingerprint-based search. An individual could also go online and conduct name checks through the eCrim site and is charged a fee of $15.00 for each criminal record. He/she could also go to the public access areas and pay $15.00 as well. Although Hawaii allows any individual to gain access to another person's criminal record or conduct a background check, the criminal record will only display either the convictions or the acquittals. Any non-conviction data is restricted information that is reserved only for law enforcement bureaus. To be able to obtain criminal records from public access locations, the person must visit one that is closest to where he/she is and provide all of the necessary information on the person whose background is being checked, including the complete name, sex, race, social security number. If there are any aliases, it is best to add this information in as well so that access is gained to highly dependable name-based results from the search.
Follow the steps below to access criminal records in Hawaii online.
For more help in being able to access Hawaii arrest records, you may also get in touch with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.
If you wish to find and obtain Hawaii background checks and criminal records, follow the instructions detailed below:
Download the Hawaii Background Check Request Form.
Fill out the request form by first checking off either "Name-Based Search" or "Fingerprint-Based Search" beside "Reason for Request" at the top of the form. Next, mail the completed form with a $20 fee to HCJDC.
Visit the Department of the Attorney General's Public Access Sites page for a list of public access sites or visit eCrim and access any criminal record anytime for $15 credit card fee per transaction.
For more details, contact the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center, whose contact information is listed below:
Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
465 S. King Street, Rm. 101
Honolulu, HI 96813
Victims of crimes and concerned members of the public can access Hawaii arrest records online. The Hawaii Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) system allows users to easily access information about Hawaii arrest records.
You can access Hawaii arrest records by following these simple steps:
Log in to the SAVIN page by visiting the Hawaii Victim Information And Notification System.
Go to the Search and Register tab. Input the search criteria with the information on the offender in question.
Click Search. Results are displayed in alphabetical order by the offender's name.
If you need more help accessing Hawaii arrest records, then you can contact the Department of Public Safety:
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Locating Hawaii Criminal Records
The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) is the state's repository for criminal records. The HCJDC provides the public three ways to obtain Hawaii criminal records. Individuals may fill out a request form and mail it in along with a check or money order for $20. You may elect to perform a name check or fingerprint-based search. Individuals may also perform name checks online at the eCrim website, which has a $15 fee per criminal record, or visit a public access site for a $15 fee.
Who Has the Right to Access Hawaii Criminal Records?
Hawaii allows individuals to access anyone's criminal record or perform a Hawaii background check, but only convictions or acquittals will appear on the criminal record. All non-conviction information is strictly limited to law enforcement agencies.
Obtaining Criminal Records at Public Access Sites
Visit a public access site closest to you and provide the name, sex, social security, race and any known aliases in order to access the most reliable name-based search results for Hawaii background checks.