How to Find Oakland County Arrest Records and Court Records
Oakland County arrest records are issued when a person is incarcerated by the police. They contain basic information related to booking and release date, offense description and the detainee’s personal and demographic details. Court records unfold a person’s prosecution and conviction history and thus can indicate if the subject of your background check has a criminal record.
Inquiring about a person’s incarceration history in the county and state
The sheriff’s public website contains an inmate information page where you can search for Oakland County arrest records. The database displays current detainees and people apprehended and released in the last 3 days.
You might want to expand your inquiry to include all of Michigan arrest records. We recommend referring to the MDOC’s computerized offender search. It displays current inmates in the state’s prisons including parolees and probationers. You will see inmates that were released up to 3 years ago. For more questions, contact the Department of Corrections on this webpage.
Obtaining Oakland County court records
The Clerk of Courts offers an online tool where you can initiate a search for electronic copies of Oakland County court records. You can look for dockets issued either by the Probate or the Circuit Court. You need to type a person / business name or a case #.
Some dockets are fully presented online; others are stored as hard copies in archives and so you will have to turn in person or by email to the Clerk and ask to view the files. Contact details are as follows:
You may also turn to the county’s FOIA Center, create an account and submit an electronic request to view police records. Authorities’ response time is 5 to 15 business days. To see sample of requests already filed, go here.
Carrying out a warrant check
Generally speaking, the prosecutor’s office is in charge of Oakland County warrants. They send them (after they had been signed by a judge) to police agencies for execution.
The sheriff office maintains information on all those warrants and that is where you should go to check if a specific person is wanted for a crime. We suggest turning to the Record Division. They can be reached by dialing 248-858-5011.
For your information, the sheriff’s website also displays a list of the county’s most wanted fugitives.
Finding sex offenders
For a sex offender search, you ought to use the computerized registry maintained by MI State Police. An offender can be located by name or by the address of his / her home, work or school.