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Free Florida Criminal Records

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The official database of Florida criminal records is maintained by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, under their Criminal History
Information (CHI) section. This serves as the central repository of
Florida criminal records. It is open to the public and anyone can use the
information stored there to conduct a search for Florida criminal records
or criminal history information for employment purposes.

However, the downside to this official database is that it does n...


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The official database of Florida criminal records is maintained by the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, under their Criminal History
Information (CHI) section. This serves as the central repository of
Florida criminal records. It is open to the public and anyone can use the
information stored there to conduct a search for Florida criminal records
or criminal history information for employment purposes.

However, the downside to this official database is that it does not come
for free. Each search, no matter the outcome, whether it yields results
or a “no records found” responses, costs the average Joe $23.00. Hardly
free, at all. What’s more, public records researchers often regard
central repositories of criminal records, including that of Florida
criminal records, are incomplete sources of criminal history information.
If you’re looking for statewide Florida criminal records, the CHI
database is helpful but if you’re searching for lesser-known documents
involving less serious crimes or offenses, then chances are, you won’t
find them stored within the repository. Twenty-three dollars might be a
bargain for some. But for the professional, it is only one source among
many.

But we’re not professional researchers, are we? We’re just job applicants
trying to get a hold of our own free Florida criminal records. Or we’re
just mothers trying to conduct a free Florida criminal records check on
someone whom we are considering to take care of our kids. Or neighbors
checking out on fellow neighbors. Or employers trying to protect the
safety of our workplace. We certainly don’t want anything bad to happen
to us or those with whom we are close to but also, we don’t want to spend
too much to get that peace of mind we’re striving for. So, what options
are there waiting for us?

Fortunately, the Internet provides us with a whole range of possibilities
where you can get free Florida criminal records without spending a check.
The places listed below are a few suggestions, sites you can check out
for your free Florida criminal records check.

City Databases

If the central repository of Florida criminal records won’t offer
information to you for free, then it’s obvious that you need to find some
sort of alternative. Many major cities and a lot of small cities in
Florida keep databases of Florida criminal records that occurred within
their territories. What’s good about these databases is that the
information they contain are free for use by the public. So you can check
out any city database and check it for free Florida criminal records.

County Databases

An alternative to city databases are county databases of free Florida
criminal records. The best place to check for free Florida criminal
records at the county level is the Office of the County Clerk of Court.
This is where you can usually find free Florida criminal records of court
dockets, filings, and case documents.