Accessing Records of William Prince County Arrests
There is no official electronic jail roster that reveals Prince William County arrests to the public. The authorities do not publish an online list of outstanding warrants either. The following article will explain in detail how to carry out a criminal records search on a county and a state level despite the insufficient sources of information.
Finding Prince County and Virginia arrest records
You should start your investigation by turning to the local adult detention center. Contact their Inmate Records Unit at 703-792-5811 and ask for information on a specific detainee.
For a broader arrest search that encompasses the whole state of Virginia, we recommend the computerized database maintained by the state’s Department of Corrections. Its main disadvantage, however, is that it displays current inmates only.
Carrying out a warrant inquiry
All Prince William warrants are processed by the sheriff office, and so you should visit them (at 9311 Lee Avenue JU130. Manassas, VA 20110. Main telephone number: 703-792-6070) to check whether a certain person is wanted by any of the county’s law enforcement agencies.
In addition, he sheriff’s website presents a list of the county’s most wanted people, which can be accessed here.
Conducting a background check
You can obtain a criminal history report on yourself from Prince William County Police Department. You must provide a proof of residence and identification documents. The service costs $6. For further details, dial 703-792-6562.
The State Police provide statewide background reports on a third person. However, you will have to get the subject’s consent and deliver them a special notarized request form (SP-167). This form can also be sent via mail to their Criminal Records Unit: Department of State Police, P. O. Box 85076. Richmond, VA 23261-5076. This service costs $15. For more details, you may dial 804-674-2131 or refer to their webpage.
Where to look for Prince William County court records
Court records are a major ingredient of any criminal background check as they display a person’s prosecutions and convictions.
There are three main sources you should refer to:
1) The General District Court maintains an online database where you can search for cases of misdemeanor offenses in all of VA counties.
2) The electronic archives of the Circuit Court present felony cases of all the state’s county as well. Users can run a search according to a defendant’s name, case number or hearing date.
3) Virginia sex offender registry, managed by the State Police, shows registered sex offenders who are released or still serve time in prison.