Washington Criminal and Arrest Records.

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What Is A Washington Criminal Record?

Termed as a rap sheet at times, a Washington criminal record is the official record of specifics an individual had with law enforcement and the legal system. Information which is available to the public in a criminal history check will depend on age of the people (typically juvenile records are sealed), the state where the act was committed (state’s general have similar public record laws but may differ in some situations), and the age of the records (overtime some records get sealed by the individuals request or just don’t show up). Very commonly criminal records are checked when a background check is done.

Washington Arrest and Criminal Records at the state level.

Finding Criminal Court Record Resources: The state of Washington has 3 statewide systems for searching criminal court records. System one is called JIS-Link and it provides access to all counties and court levels. This is a subscription-based system that costs $.065 / 6.5 cents per execution with a minimum monthly spend of $6. See http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/. The second system is called Odyssey. This system offers information for Superior courts and not District courts. See https://odysseyportal.courts.wa.gov/odyportal. The third system is DW which offers free access to Municipal, District and/or Superior, Appellate cases. See https://dw.courts.wa.gov/.

Statewide Criminal History Check: State of Washington has a system called WATCH run by Washinton State Patrol. See https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/. The cost per search is $11 for a name and date of birth search online.

Washington State Department of Corrections (Prison Record Search): https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/inmate-search/default.aspx

Statewide Active Warrant Search: https://www.doc.wa.gov/information/warrants/default.aspx

Sex Offender Lookup (Level 2 and 3): http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54528

Washington Criminal Records at the county level.

King County – Seattle
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
206-296-9300
516 3rd Ave, E-609 Seattle, WA 98104-2386
Search options: In person, Mail, Online.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: http://dja-eweb.kingcounty.gov/records/
District Court West Division (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
206-205-9200
516 3rd Ave, Rm E-327 Seattle, WA 98104-3273
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: https://kcdc-efiling.kingcounty.gov/ecourt/?q=node/392
Seattle Municipal Court (Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic)
206-684-5600
600 5th Ave, 3rd Fl Seattle, WA 98124
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: No
Free Criminal Records Online: https://web6.seattle.gov/courts/ECFPortal/Default.aspx
King County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Inmate Lookup Service – https://ingress.kingcounty.gov/Public/JILS/default.aspx
Police and Accident Reports – https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/services/public-disclosure.aspx
Fingerprint services – https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/services/fingerprint.aspx
Seattle Police Department
Requesting Police Records – https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/requesting-records

Pierce County – Tacoma
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
253-798-3654
930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 334 Tacoma, WA 98402
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: https://dw.courts.wa.gov/ and http://www.courts.wa.gov/jislink/
District Court (Misdemeanor)
253-798-7487
930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm 239 Tacoma, WA 98402-2175
Search options: In person, Mail, Fax.
Terminals: No
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department
Arrest Records / Jail Roster – https://linxonline.co.pierce.wa.us/linxweb/Booking/GetJailRoster.cfm
Sex Offenders – http://www.sheriffalerts.com/cap_main.php?office=54483
Public Records Requests – https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/5243/Public-Records-Request

Snohomish County – Everett
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Family, Probate)
425-388-3466
3000 Rockefeller, MS 605 Everett, WA 98201
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Everett Division District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
425-388-3331
3000 Rockefeller Ave, MS 508 Everett, WA 98201
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Daily Arrests Search – http://www.snoco.org/app/corrections/jailregister/dailyJailRegisterSearch.aspx
Police Public Records – https://snohomishcountywa.gov/342/Sheriff-Public-Records
Fingerprinting – https://snohomishcountywa.gov/362/Fingerprinting

Spokane County – Spokane
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
509-477-2211
1116 W Broadway, #300 Spokane, WA 99260-0090
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
509-477-4770
1100 W Mallon Spokane, WA 99260
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate Roster – https://www.spokanecounty.org/352/Inmate-Roster
Incident Reports – https://www.spokanecounty.org/3414/Incident-Reports

Clark County – Vancouver
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Unlawful Detainers)
360-397-2292
1200 Franklin St Vancouver, WA 98660
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone, Email.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance)
564-397-2424
1200 Franklin St Vancouver, WA 98666
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Roster – https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/jail-roster

Thurston County – Olympia
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
360-786-5430
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Email, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
360-786-5450
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502
Search options: In person, Online.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Thurston County Sheriff Office
Jail List – https://www.co.thurston.wa.us/sheriff/bureau-corrections-roster-search.asp
Collision Reports – http://www.wsp.wa.gov/driver/collision-records/

Kitsap County – Port Orchard
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
360-337-7164
614 Division St, MS34 Port Orchard, WA 98366-4699
Search options: In person, Mail, Online.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance)
360-337-7109
614 Division St, MS 25 Port Orchard, WA 98366-4614
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax, Phone.
Terminals: No
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate & Jail Bookings – https://www.kitsapgov.com/sheriff/Pages/InCustody.aspx
Booked Within the Last 72 hours – https://www.kitsapgov.com/sheriff/Pages/BookedLast72Hours.aspx

Yakima County – Yakima
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
509-574-1430
128 N 2nd St, Rm 323 Yakima, WA 98901
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
509-574-1804
128 N 2nd St, Rm 225 Yakima, WA 98901-2631
Search options: Fax, Mail, Online.
Terminals: No
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Yakima County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Roster – https://www.yakimaco.us/inmatelookup/YcDocPublicIncarcerated.aspx

Whatcom County – Bellingham
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
360-676-6777
311 Grand Ave, #301 Bellingham, WA 98225
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
360-778-5400
311 Grand Ave, #401 Bellingham, WA 98225
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: No
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate Database – http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/258/Inmate-Databases
Fingerprinting – http://www.whatcomcounty.us/204/Fingerprinting

Benton County – Prosser
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
509-735-8388
7122 W Okanagan Pl Kennewick, WA 99336
Search options: In person, Mail, Online.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
509-735-8476
7122 W Okanogan Pl Kennewick, WA 99336
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office
Booking Roster / Arrest Records – https://www.co.benton.wa.us/pview.aspx?id=1803&catid=0
Public Records Requests – https://www.co.benton.wa.us/pview.aspx?id=1796&catid=0

Skagit County – Mount Vernon
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate, Juvenile)
360-416-1800
205 W Kincaid, Rm 202 Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Search options: In person, Mail, Online.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above and https://www.clerkepass.com/Skagit.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Traffic, Ordinance)
360-416-1250
600 S 3rd St Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
Arrest Jail Inmate Search – https://www.skagitcounty.net/Reporting/JailRoster/
Records – https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Sheriff/frontOffice.htm

Cowlitz County – Kelso
Superior Court (Felony, Civil, Unlawful Detainer, Family, Probate)
360-577-3016
312 SW 1st Ave, Rm 233 Kelso, WA 98626-1724
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Phone.
Terminals: Yes
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
District Court (Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance)
360-577-3073
312 SW 1st Ave, Rm 207 Kelso, WA 98626-1724
Search options: In person, Mail, Online, Fax.
Terminals: No
Criminal Records Online: See statewide sources above.
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Records – http://apps.co.cowlitz.wa.us/CCCD/Custody/default/Index.html
Fingerprints – https://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/994/Fingerprints

Most Common Crimes Which Show up on Washington Arrest Records

Washington Drug Related Crimes
Drug violations could be tried under either federal or state legal guidelines. Federal laws usually handle the more serious cases which come with harsh penalties. On the other hand, the state has a modest margin for handling such claims. They have to be sure they don’t conflict with anything punishable at the federal level. Regardless of the kind of drug crime, having them on your record can accompany significant consequences.

Washington Larceny / Theft
Larceny, as reported by the UCR (Uniform Crime Reporting, a division of the FBI,) is described as unlawful taking, holding, leading or riding away of possessions owned by somebody else. Some regularly stolen property involves bicycles, car or truck parts as well as corresponding components. Additional crimes in this classification involve shoplifting or pickpocketing.

Washington Burglary
Originally, widespread use of the term ‘burglary’ used to signify the illegitimate entry of a private property, specifically at nighttime, for thievery. Through the years, the meaning has developed to include a selection of related criminal acts, including illegally intruding any building, day or night, with the purpose of theft. Structures that qualify for burglary include areas of business, houses along with outbuildings like garages and sheds.

Washington Robbery
When theft coincides with a violent act, then it is charged as a robbery. In most cases, there is an unwilling recipient involved who sustained or was endangered with harm. The charge will be increased to an armed or aggravated robbery whenever a weapon is used. Weapon types can be a gun, knife, or whatever else considered as causing bodily harm.

Washington Assault/Battery
Traditionally, assault and battery were largely looked at as individual violations. Assault happens when there’s a fear of forthcoming physical harm; on the other hand, the law defines battery as the actual bodily injury a victim endures. In other words, “assault” is usually the start of an action, while “battery” is generally considered the ending. As such, virtually all statutes no longer make clear distinctions between these two criminal offenses.

Washington DWI/DUI
Receiving a DUI signifies that an individual is making use of an automobile while affected by alcohol or drugs. This is also sometimes called DWI, which stands for driving while intoxicated, or OWI for operating while intoxicated. The risk of these charges aids to keep the roadways safe by decreasing the number of alcohol that vehicle operators can consume before they operate a car or truck. If somebody is charged with a DUI, they can anticipate to get serious fines to prevent future offenses.

Washington Disorderly Conduct
This category can include a broad array of different criminal activities, but in most cases involves disruptive or distressing behavior which takes place in public. Sometimes disorderly conduct is activities that threaten other folks or generates worry in them. If an individual is merely charged with disorderly conduct, then consequences may be minor like minor fines; however, if an individual commits a variety of crimes or is particularly disorderly, then the repercussions can be stiffer.

Washington Criminal Traffic Violations
Virtually all situations concerning traffic offenses call for only administrative measures in a streamlined process. It is because many traffic violations were decriminalized practically in most states. Having said that, a few traffic crimes could come with criminal sanctions that may be either misdemeanors or felonies, based upon their dynamics.

Washington Fraud
Fraud is dishonesty used deliberately for individual gain. The two major sorts of crime which fall into this classification are identity and credit card fraud. Often times, cybercriminals get into personal computers and also other devices that do not have the appropriate security settings. By getting into somebody’s computer or tablet, they could obtain personal information and make expenditures using credit cards or checking accounts.

Washington Vandalism
‘Vandalism’ is a generic label inclusive of much illegal activity involving damages or defacement of private and public property. Certain state and local governments may use the following related expressions for these types of violations: graffiti, criminal or malevolent mischief and property damage.

Types of Washington Arrest Records

Washington Infractions Records
Infractions, for example, traffic code violations, tend to be smaller offenses generally punishable by fees.

Washington Misdemeanor Arrest
Virtually all insignificant infractions are sorted out with a citation. If a crime is more severe, but not on the felony level, then it’s given a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor is for modest violations that accompany less severe punishments than those of a felony. The primary difference between the two comes down to time in jail in many states. Any situation that bears up to a year of jail time is given a misdemeanor classification, and anything more than a year is generally regarded as a felony.

Washington Felony Arrest
Felonies will be more substantial offenses, this is why they have more severe criminal consequences. Felonies often consist of crimes against a person or other things like property. They can also involve fraud, homicide, rape, burglary, kidnapping, arson, armed robbery, or tax evasion.

Washington Juvenile Arrest
While many teenagers and children make unwise decisions, there are some that commit substantial legal offenses. In an attempt to give them the right start as adults, their criminal conviction records usually are not as easy to gain access to and are generally confidential with the exception of certain individuals and institutions.

Washington Arrest Warrant
If somebody has a warrant out for his or her arrest, it implies that it has been produced by a judge or magistrate. The warrant is issued as a signed and sworn affidavit that gives proof that a crime has been perpetrated and that the person is believed at fault. Whenever a law enforcement officer receives an arrest warrant, they are supposed to then go and arrest the person so that they can be transported to jail. Most arrest warrants are needed when a crime has been committed but it was not directly seen by a law enforcement officer.

Difference Between Prison vs Jail Arrests in Washington
The terms “jail” and “prison” are frequently used interchangeably. While they both make reference to places where individuals are held, there is actually a substantial amount of difference between the two. Local government authorities maintain jails (commonly a county), and they’re also employed to detain those people who are pending trial or anyone who has received smaller sentences. Prisons, in contrast, hold individuals who have been found guilty of more dangerous crimes, usually those with a sentence of 12 months or more.

Expungement of Records in Washington see https://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/index.cfm?fa=newsinfo.displayContent&theFile=content/guideToCrimHistoryRecords
Many cases or conviction records can be expunged or sealed. Specific rules relate to expungements in every state, as well as what may and may not be sealed differs. Usually, it’s not a challenge to expunge misdemeanor crimes, however, it is more difficult to have felony records sealed. When someone demands a background check down the road, the criminal records aren’t going to be devolved.

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