Texas Criminal Records are handled by the Crime records unit of the Crime Records Service Bureau and the Criminal History Search unit through their Computerized Criminal History system. The Texas Department of Public safety is in charge of Criminal History information. It has 14 divisions with the Law Enforcement Support Division taking care of the Crime Records and Crime History Search unit which provides the public and authorized entities with information which is related to crime.
In the State of Texas, Texas arrest records are considered public. The public is free to make requests for these records. Non-public records are also available for the public as long as the subject of the search is aware about it and gives his consent. Individuals and organizations authorized by state laws also have the right to access this information.
Acquiring arrest records require a fee. Fees may vary depending on type of search and way of payment. $3is charged per copy with 2.25% additional processing fee per credit charge. An additional fee of $.50 for transactions made with a credit card. Mail and e-based fingerprints requests are also accepted with a fee of $15 and $9.95 respectively.
The emergence of professional commercial records providers made searching for arrest records faster and cheaper. They provide a comprehensive, reliable and informative search. Criminal background searches, records, histories and data are made available for individuals, families, companies and organizations in seconds. Commercial records providers use a database that allows a search from several sources to check for criminal related records that match your subject search. You will be charged for all searches that you requests even if no records will be found. Service fee is non-refundable.
Search results contain information regarding the subject and charge details. Subject information includes description of the subject like name, alias if there are any, race, sex, height, and others. Included in the charge details are state the case was filed, case number, case description, date case was filed, class, sentence, fines, and others.
Arrest records from commercial records keepers are not considered as “official” records. Like many of the states, the State of Texas does not permit the dissemination of arrest records to any private citizen or business. Search for arrest records are necessary for background checks. Accepting employees, tenants, nannies, babysitters, tutor and so on and so forth are some reasons for performing a background check.