Oklahoma Criminal Records are stored at the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The documents can be accessed by any person who submits a request. This is because of the Open Record Act of Oklahoma which makes public records, such as criminal documents, open to the public. In their official website, the bureau maintains a database where they store the complete profile of a criminal. Another website, which is maintained by the Department of Corrections, keeps the documents of violent and sex criminals.
Obtaining your own criminal file is permitted by the law so that you can verify if there are any mistakes. If a case is dismissed, you can request to have the files sealed away from the public. Criminal files may be open to the public but how they are used is monitored by the court. If they are used to damage the reputation of somebody, hurt their feelings or blackmail them, the court will impose corresponding punishments.
It is inevitable that people with bad intentions against other people are always present in the society. And it is hard to conclude if the people that we and our love ones are acquainted with are one of those with bad intentions or not. But if you do an investigation on the backgrounds of these people, you just might get some vital information that will save you a lot of trouble.
A complete criminal file is composed of a police report, arrest report, warrants of arrest, and the likes. It includes vital information such as the name of a criminal, alias, and address. It also includes their physical attributes like eye and hair color, height, weight, skin complexion, etc. There are details included in a criminal document that considered confidential and they are not made available to the public. And if a criminal document is being used in an ongoing case, they are only available to those who are authorized by the court and not to the general public.
If you want to get the files, you can place a request at the State Bureau of Investigation. You should be able to supply the full name and date of birth of the owner of files you want to get your hands on. You can do a name-based search for $15. If a name is widely used, you need to provide more information to increase the chances of locating the right files. If you do a finger-print based, the bureau will charge you $19. The Department of Corrections also accepts requests for a fee of $2.
The court allows privately-owned websites to maintain and disseminate copies of Free Public Criminal Records. There are several service providers that offer criminal records. Each service provider offers different information. The Internet stores a vast amount of information. Unfortunately, not everything you can find online is genuine. Do a background check on certain websites to find out what kind of information they offer, does it fit your search needs, and if they have a good track record.