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What Is A California Criminal Record?

Whenever a person is involved with state and local law enforcement, the agency must make a record of this. The details are used to assist other federal and state agencies with future occurrences. Inside the record are items like the individual’s name and any aliases used by the individual, street address, social security number, hair color, fingerprints, or any identifying marks. Any arrests or charges, whether guilty or innocent, will be held in this record.

California Arrest and Criminal Records at the state level.

Using court records for your California criminal records search: The state of California doesn’t have a statewide system for court records. Each county has the choice to provide court records direct and most do. See the counties list below for criminal court records.

Statewide California criminal background checks: It’s not easy to get an official statewide check from the state of California. The process is very strict and only authorized persons and special situations get access to this information. A person is able to pull their own criminal history check-in California by going to https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/record-review. For complete information on a fingerprint-based criminal records check in California see https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints otherwise use the county-based resources below.

Search Inmate Records: https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/search.aspx. These are prison records provided by the CDCR.

Sex Offender Search: https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/. Search by name or address.

California Criminal Records at the county level.

Los Angeles County – Los Angeles
Criminal court records: The county has a separate search portal for civil, criminal, probate, family law, traffic, and appellate cases. Go to http://www.lacourt.org/onlineservices/ON0001.aspx to select a court division for your search.
Los Angeles Superior Court – (Felony, Misdemeanor)
213-628-7900
210 W Temple St, 2nd Fl, Rm M6 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
No public terminals the court performs search onsite.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://www.lacourt.org/onlineservices/ON0001.aspx
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD)
County jail inmate records – http://app5.lasd.org/iic/?_ga=2.173583585.396687733.1555972094-1605059323.1545432665
Case Inquiry – http://civil.lasd.org/CaseSearch/CaseData.aspx?7
Los Angeles Police (LAP)
Most wanted – http://www.lapdonline.org/#most_wanted

San Diego County – San Diego
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
619-844-2400
1100 Union St San Diego, CA 92101
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://courtindex.sdcourt.ca.gov/CISPublic/enter.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO)
Who’s in Jail records – https://apps.sdsheriff.net/wij/wij.aspx
Active warrants – https://apps.sdsheriff.net/warrant/waar.aspx
San Diego’s most wanted – https://www.sdsheriff.net/wanted/index.html
Restraining and Protective order records – https://apps.sdsheriff.net/tro/tro.aspx
San Diego Police (SDP)
Online Crime Mapping & Alerts – https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/ewatch
Police reports and criminal records from police – https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/faqs/information
Crash reports – https://www.sandiego.gov/police/services/faqs/traffic#report

Orange County – Santa Ana
Superior Court Criminal Operations (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Evictions)
657-622-6878
700 Civic Center Dr W Santa Ana, CA 92702
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, email.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://www.occourts.org/online-services/case-access/
Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD)
Jail inmate records – http://ws.ocsd.org/Whoisinjail/Search.aspx
Crime, Incident, and Collision Reports – http://www.ocsd.org/divisions/admin/support/ris/guidelines
Warrant search online – http://ws.ocsd.org/ArrestWarrants/
Arrest log by date – http://ws.ocsd.org/ArrestLog/
Crime records by area – http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/CrimeStats_CrimeByArea.aspx

Riverside County – Riverside
Superior Court – (Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile)
951-777-3147
4100 Main St Riverside, CA 92501
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax, phone.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://public-access.riverside.courts.ca.gov/OpenAccess/
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD)
Search arrested inmates online – http://jimspub.riversidesheriff.org/

San Bernardino County – San Bernardino
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Limited and Unlimited, Probate)
909-384-1888
247 W 3rd St San Bernardino, CA 92415
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax.
Public terminals are available for civil record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – Use https://portal.sb-court.org/Portal/
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD)
Jail arrest records / inmate locator – http://wp.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/corrections/inmate-locator/

Santa Clara County – San Jose
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
408-882-2100
191 N 1st St San Jose, CA 95113
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.scscourt.org/search
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office (SCSD)
Arrested Jail Records – https://eservices.sccgov.org/OVR/FindInmate/Find
LiveScan Fingerprinting Service – https://www.sccgov.org/sites/sheriff/Pages/livescan.aspx
Arrest log – http://santaclaraca.gov/government/departments/police-department/crime/arrest-log

Alameda County – Oakland
Superior Court (Felony)
510-891-6000
1225 Fallon St, Rm 107 Oakland, CA 94612
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://publicportal.alameda.courts.ca.gov/publicportal/ and https://criminalrecords.alameda.courts.ca.gov:453/CRRWeb/
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO)
Most wanted – https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_mostwanted.php
Arrested / In Custody inmate locator – https://www.acgov.org/sheriff_app/
Police Reports & Documents – https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/police-reports-and-documents

Sacramento County – Sacramento
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Traffic, Ordinances)
916-874-5744
720 9th St, #102/#101 Sacramento, CA 95814
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, phone.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://services.saccourt.ca.gov/PublicCaseAccess/Criminal
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SSD)
Arrested / In Custody records – https://www.sacsheriff.com/inmate_information/SearchNames.aspx
Open public records request – https://sacramentocountysheriff.nextrequest.com/
Most Wanted – https://www.sacsheriff.com/Mostwanted/

Contra Costa County – Martinez
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Probate, Family Law, Juvenile)
925-608-1000
725 Court St Martinez, CA 94553
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
No public terminals.
Online Criminal Records Search at – Civil, probate, family and small claims http://icms.cc-courts.org/iotw and http://icms.cc-courts.org/tellme/tellme/knowcase.asp?language=ENGLISH
Contra Costa County Sheriff Office
Jail Arrests In Custody Locator – http://63.192.159.75/PublicReport/Web/InCustodyLocator
Most wanted – http://www.cocosheriff.org/bureaus/field_operations/investigations/most_wanted.htm

Fresno County – Fresno
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Domestic Violence)
559-457-1801
1100 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93724
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax, phone.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://publicportal.fresno.courts.ca.gov/FRESNOPORTAL/
Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
Booking / Inmate Search – https://www.fresnosheriff.org/units/records/inmate-search.html
Coroner public information – https://www.fresnosheriff.org/coroner/search-coroner-cases.html

Kern County – Bakersfield
Superior Court (Felony, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate)
661-868-4934
1415 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://www.kern.courts.ca.gov/online_services/criminal_case_search_disclaimer
Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)
In Custody Inmates – https://www.kernsheriff.org/Inmate_Search
Most wanted – https://www.kernsheriff.org/Most_Wanted

San Francisco – San Francisco
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
415-551-0679
850 Bryant St, Rm 101 San Francisco, CA 94103
Access records: Mail and in person.
No public terminals.
Online Criminal Records Request at – https://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/divisions/criminal/obtain-criminal-records
San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD)
Arrested Jail Records – http://apps.sfgov.org/InmateInfo/
San Francisco Police Department
Obtain a Police Report or Traffic Collision Report – https://www.sanfranciscopolice.org/get-service/police-reports/obtain-police-report-or-traffic-collision-report

Ventura County – Ventura
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance, Family, Probate)
805-289-8900
800 S Victoria Ave, #218 Ventura, CA 93009
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, phone.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://secured.countyofventura.org/courtservices/CourtServiceHome.aspx
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO)
Arrested jail inmates – https://www.venturasheriff.org/inmate-information/

San Mateo County – Redwood City
Superior Court (Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Probate, Family)
650-261-5100
400 County Center, 1st Fl, Rm A Redwood City, CA 94063
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://www.sanmateocourt.org/midx/ and http://www.sanmateocourt.org/online_services/odyssey_portals.php
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
Fingerprinting / Live Scan – https://www.smcsheriff.com/fingerprinting-live-scan
Inmate Locator – https://smc-inmatelocator.org/
Online Crime Reporting – https://www.smcsheriff.com/online-crime-reporting

San Joaquin County – Stockton
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
209-992-5691
180 E Weber Ave, Ste 202 Stockton, CA 95202
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://www.sjcourts.org/online-services/ and https://www.sjcourts.org/online-services/records-request/
San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office
Arrested inmate records / 1 hour to 24-hour booking log – https://wic.sjgov.org/login
Most wanted – https://www.sjgov.org/sheriff/mostwanted.html
Background investigations – https://www.sjgov.org/sheriff/profstnd_invest.html

Stanislaus County – Modesto
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Infractions)
209-530-3100
800 11 St, Rm 140 Modesto, CA 95353
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, phone.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.stanct.org/Portal/
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD)
Who’s in jail report – https://www.scsdonline.com/online-svcs/whos-in-custody.html

Sonoma County – Santa Rosa
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
707-521-6620
600 Administration Dr, Rm 105J Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, phone, fax.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://cmsportal.sonomacourt.org/iportal and http://sonoma.courts.ca.gov/online-services/calendars/daily-criminal
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
Jail inmate search – https://inmatesearch.sonomasheriff.org/JailInmateSearch/Home/ (search by inmate last name or booking number)
Warrant search – https://www.sonomasheriff.org/warrant-search
Arrest and Even log – https://www.sonomasheriff.org/arrest-crime-logs

Tulare County – Visalia
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate)
559-730-5000
221 S Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93291
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://efiling.tulare.courts.ca.gov/?q=node/353
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate search – https://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/divisions/detentions1/detentions-operations/inmate-search/
Top 10 most wanted – https://tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/divisions/investigations/street-crimes/c-a-t-t-c-h/tulare-county-sheriff-s-ten-most-wanted-fugitives/

Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Small Claims)
805-568-3959
118 E Figueroa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.sbcourts.org/CASBPORTAL/ and https://www.sbcourts.org/os/cal/
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO)
Who is in custody – https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/who-is-in-custody/
Wanted – https://www.sbsheriff.org/home/most-wanted/

Solano County – Fairfield
Fairfield Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
707-207-7380
600 Union Ave, #151 Fairfield, CA 94533
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://courtconnect.solano.courts.ca.gov/cconnect/public/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx
Solano County Sheriff’s Office
Jail booking logs – https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/sheriff/pubinfo/jail_booking_logs.asp

Monterey County – Salinas
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile)
831-775-5400
240 Church St Salinas, CA 93901
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.monterey.courts.ca.gov/search and https://portal.monterey.courts.ca.gov/calendars/final-daily
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate arrest information – https://montereysheriff.org/inmates/
Most wanted – https://montereysheriff.org/Most-Wanted/
Various records information – https://montereysheriff.org/records/
Patrol log – https://www.montereysheriff.org/mcsologs/DPL.PDF

Placer County – Auburn
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Family)
916-408-6000
10820 Justice Center Dr Roseville, CA 95678
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://webportal.placerco.org/ecourtpublic/?q=node/13
Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Recent booking and release report/custody report – https://www.placer.ca.gov/2480/Corrections
Probation most wanted – https://www.placer.ca.gov/1835/Most-Wanted
Most wanted – https://www.placer.ca.gov/2751/Most-Wanted

San Luis Obispo County – San Luis Obispo
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
805-781-5670
1050 Monterey St San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Access records: Online, mail.
Public terminals are available for civil record lookup.
Online Criminal Records request at – https://www.slo.courts.ca.gov/sh/selfhelp-criminallaw-inforequest.htm
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office
Booking log – https://www.slosheriff.org/public_logs.php

Santa Cruz County – Santa Cruz
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
831-420-2200
701 Ocean St, Rm 120 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax, email.
No public terminals.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.santacruzcourt.org/portal

Merced County – Merced
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Infractions)
209-725-4113
2260 N Street Merced, CA 95340
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://jpportal.mercedcourt.org/mercedprod
Merced County Sheriff’s Office
Jail records search – https://booking2.co.merced.ca.us/newworld.inmateinquiry/merced

Marin County – San Rafael
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Family, Small Claims, Probate, Traffic, Infractions, Juvenile)
415-444-7080
3501 Civic Center Dr San Rafael, CA 94903
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://www.marincourt.org/PublicIndex/Default.aspx and https://www.marincourt.org/MarinTrafficWeb/TrafficMain.aspx
Warrant searchhttp://apps.marincounty.org/WarrantSearch#

Butte County – Oroville
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic, Family, Infractions, Juvenile)
530-532-7013
One Court St Oroville, CA 95965
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://cabutteodyprod.tylerhost.net/Portal
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
Bookings current and older logs – http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner/bookinglogs
Public logs – https://bcso.crimegraphics.com/2013/default.aspx?InitialTab=10

Yolo County – Woodland
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family, Juvenile, Infractions, Traffic)
530-406-6700
1000 N Main St Woodland, CA 95695
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for civil record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://oneweb.yolo.courts.ca.gov/OneWebCaseInquiry/#/caseInquiry

El Dorado County – Placerville
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
530-573-3044
1354 Johnson Blvd, #2 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://eldocourtweb.eldoradocourt.org/caseindex/case_index_criminal.aspx
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
Jail inmate arrest records – https://custody.edso.org/inCustody.php
Request for Local Criminal History Check – https://www.edcgov.us/government/sheriff/forms/documents/EDSO_Local_CORI%20_Request.pdf
Wanted list – https://edcgov.us/Pages/wantedlist.aspx

Imperial County – El Centro
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family Juvenile, Infractions. Traffic)
760-482-2200
939 W Main St El Centro, CA 92243
Access records: Onsite, mail, email.
No public terminals.

Shasta County – Redding
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate, Traffic, family)
530-245-6789
1500 Court St Redding, CA 96001
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – http://caselookup.shastacourts.com:8080/cgi-bin/webcase01r
Shasta County Sheriff
Inmate records – https://inmatelocator.cdcr.ca.gov/

Madera County – Madera
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Probate, Eviction, Small Claims, Family Law, Traffic, Juvenile, infractions)
559-416-5599
200 S G Street Madera, CA 93637
Access records: Onsite and mail.

Kings County – Hanford
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor)
559-582-1010
1640 Kings County Dr Hanford, CA 93230
Access records: Online, onsite, mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://cakingsportal.tylerhost.net/CAKINGSPROD/
Inmate Jail Arrest Recordshttp://inmatelocator.countyofkings.com/

Napa County – Napa
Superior Court (Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic)
707-299-1180
1111 3rd St Napa, CA 94559
Access records: Online, onsite, mail, fax.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.
Online Criminal Records Search at – https://portal.napa.courts.ca.gov/Secure/
Napa County Sheriff’s Office
Public in custody report – https://services.countyofnapa.org/CJNetWeb/Public/InCustodyReport
Online warrant search – http://services.countyofnapa.org/warrantsearch/

Humboldt County – Eureka
Superior Court (Felony, misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Eviction, Probate, Traffic, Family, Juvenile, Infractions)
707-445-7256
421 I Street, Eureka Eureka, CA 95501
Access records: Onsite and mail.
Public terminals are available for criminal record lookup.

Most Common Crimes Which Show up on California Arrest Records

Drug-Related Crimes in California
Drug crime is an all-purpose expression that conveys a variety of transgression encompassing controlled substances. Legal guidelines associated with illegal possession, use, distribution or production of certain substances, like cocaine, heroin, cannabis, and amphetamines, are governed by each individual state as well as the federal government. Such regulations were instilled with the goal of lowering rates of prohibited substance use and corresponding unlawful activity.

Larceny / Theft in California
When someone takes something that isn’t theirs, it can be described in a couple of ways for example larceny, petty theft, and grand theft. The state in which the crime happened and the factors of the crime will determine what specific designation it receives. Commonly, theft is a frequent crime since it involves taking possessions that belong to someone else with the express objective of keeping it.

Burglary in California
Many people typically talk about burglary as either “breaking and entering” or “housebreaking.” To commit burglary, a person must, in fact, enter a property or building when they aren’t supposed to and with the intention of taking property.

Robbery in California
Whenever theft coincides with a violent act, it is charged as a robbery. More often than not, there exists an unwilling recipient involved who experiences or is threatened with danger. The charge will be increased to an armed or aggravated robbery when a weapon is used. Weapon categories can be a handgun, knife, or whatever else is deemed as causing real harm.

Assault/Battery in California
All of the following criminal offenses are categorized as relating to purposeful injury on one individual by another. Additionally, additional criminal offenses associated with physical harm, or the possibility of harm, are usually regarded as assault or battery and sometimes both.

DWI/DUI in California
Getting a DUI implies that a person is operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is also sometimes called DWI, which is an acronym for driving while intoxicated, or OWI for operating while intoxicated. The threat of these charges is there to keep the roads safe by restricting the amount of alcohol that drivers can consume before they operate a motor vehicle. If somebody is convicted of a DUI, they can expect to get pay large fines and sometimes some jail time to help stop future violations.

Disorderly Conduct in California
Disorderly conduct could happen if somebody directly disturbs the peace. A good example is when a person disrupts a sleeping neighborhood or community assembly deliberately. Indirectly, it can also involve fights that take place in public. However, it does not relate to an individual who is assaulted and then protects themselves. In the majority of jurisdictions, the act of public drunkenness is penalized also.

Criminal Traffic Violations in California
When using an automobile inadequately or in a way that endangers others, an individual can deal with legal traffic charges. Instances of detrimental intent may result in time in jail. A vehicle can be a dangerous weapon when they are not used properly or with malevolent intentions. Less egregious wrongdoings are often charged as a misdemeanor and won’t call for an extended trial.

Fraud in California
The term ‘fraud’ relates to criminal activity involving the purposeful acquirement of something of value, particularly capital or belongings, via distortion of information. Many cases of fraudulence occur in the real estate/mortgage industry, identity theft, stock market or through misrepresentation of tax and health-related claims with the goal of attaining unwarranted government aid.

Vandalism in California
Whenever an individual destroys or damages a piece of property that belongs to someone else or to the public, it is deemed vandalism. Certain acts of vandalism can be significantly less offensive such as blatantly defacing a library book, while others might include acts like spraying graffiti on a business front or a bridge.

Types of Arrest Records in California

California Infractions Records
Infractions will be the least significant offenses within our legal system. When involved in an infraction, you will not face jail or probation, and often will have to pay a fine. A great number of men and women will be reported guilty of infractions throughout their lives. As an illustration, neglecting to wear a seat belt, not stopping at a stop sign, parking in a place where the meter has expired, and also in some scenarios disturbing the peace, are all illustrations of common infractions.

California Misdemeanor Arrest
Virtually all small transgressions are sorted out with a citation. Anytime a crime is more serious, and not on the felony level, then it is given a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor is designed for moderate crimes that include less severe punishments in contrast to those of a felony. The main difference between the two boils down to jail time in most states. Any scenario that comes with up to a year of time in jail is given a misdemeanor classification, and everything more than a year is frequently viewed as a felony.

California Felony Arrest
Felonies are criminal acts of the greatest seriousness. Such crimes often include substantial physical harm or a threat to harm somebody. Alternative offenses that may fall under ‘felony arrest’ can include white-collar illegal activity and fraudulence schemes. Some misdemeanors could be elevated to felony levels upon recurring violations.

California Juvenile Arrest
While many young adults and children make rash decisions, there are many that commit significant legal violations. In an effort to give them the best start as adults, their criminal offender records usually are not as simple to find and are usually private apart from certain individuals and establishments.

California Arrest Warrant
A judge can order law enforcement to arrest and jail a person accused of a criminal offense by signing an arrest warrant. This is occasionally referred to as a warrant of arrest. Prior to issuing an arrest warrant, an official of the law or perhaps an alleged victim must deliver a sworn statement proclaiming that the individual accused has carried out a crime.

Difference Between Prison vs Jail Arrests in California
Jail is a site in which a person is kept while they are awaiting trial. Conversely, it’s also used as a place to house individuals who have perpetrated minor crimes. A prison, on the flip side, is a place where individuals who have committed significant offenses are sent for rehabilitation. These stays are for more than a year, and for crimes which are felony levels.

Expungement of Records in California see https://www.courts.ca.gov/1070.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en
The expungement of criminal conviction records includes the permanent sealing or erasure of details surrounding a record. After an expungement has occurred, those who have previously been charged, or who have been convicted of a criminal offense, typically will not be expected to discuss their record. For example, job seekers and also people looking for lodging will not be expected to reveal an expunged criminal history.

Neighboring States.
Arizona Criminal Records, Nevada Criminal Records, Oregon Criminal Records

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