• How can I find out if I'm prohibited from working because of my arrest background?
    Arrests alone shouldn’t appear on general background checks which search criminal court records. Arrests do not always result in convictions, charges, going to court or having any other records thereafter. Arrest reports are often requested by a defense attorney, DA’s office, or others related to the case. To see what it takes to obtain an arrest report, you can simply go to the arresting department’s website and see the policy/qualifications followed for their request. You can conduct a search of yourself using the same background check source employers are likely to use. The state of New York lets you conduct a criminal background check through their Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). You can request a "personal record review" which will show dismissed cases, violations or infractions, substance abuse convictions, youthful offender adjudications and more. This search shows what is out there more than your average background check used by employers. You can read more about it to find out what others can view by viewing the state's website's Personal Record Review Program page. However, this is usually true using background check services, there are other ways of looking up arrests that are out there online. Some sites freely show arrests they have obtained from jail rosters from many law enforcement agencies, including local departments. As individual law enforcement agencies show arrestees in efforts to help the public, private sites will pick up that information and republish it on their own sites. This makes finding the record easier for someone not as savvy with online searches or one that will access the police site directly. The same can go for newspapers which list the most recent arrests. These arrests can remain searchable for as long as the publication can be viewed.
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  • I recently found out my grandfather did time in 1932 In New York. How can I get any transcripts of his trial?
    The New York state archives has a page which tells you about cases from 1847 and forward.
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  • I have a NYS mugshot from the 1970s. No name, just a number A8039. How can I find out who this is? Thanks!?
    Do you have the department identification number or DIN? The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's inmate look up instructions claim to have everyone confined to state prison since the seventies in their data. Excludes young offenders and expunged records by the court. The search is free and open to the public, you can look up anytime.
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  • Where is information regarding Tiffany's robbery July 9 or 10th 2015?
    Local periodical carry stories similar to this incident, is it in an area where crime mapping shows incident from one street to another. There were 2 people that were arrested with for a burglary in Manhasset on Saturday, July 11, 2015
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  • I Got Married 1989 in The Bronx N Y,but was Divorced in 2008 in Ct, where Can I Get A Copy Of The Divorce Decree?
    This is according to the State Vital Records Office: for dissolution of Civil Union Decree, contact the Judicial District Clerk's Office where the divorce or dissolution was granted. In Connecticut, divorce decrees are called Judgment Files. You will need to give the clerk the name and docket number.
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  • Immunization records how do I get them if my physican has passed away?
    The state of New York State Department of Health maintains records of immunizations that are required for physicians to submit for individuals under 19 y/o in the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). The department of health has a website to help the public understand the laws and how it affects parents, providers and patients.
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  • My sister is not mentally well. From Bradenton, Fl. She vanished. NY cops contacted her mom in Fl.by her request then she slipped under their faces they said. Any way we can find her whereabouts. She has a fake leg?
    You should call 911 to report this and have them transfer you to the county in which your sister is in,within NY. Dialing the NY State Police to report this may help.
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  • Can I get access to the police files for my brothers murder in 1969?
    There are factors to consider before being able to see how easy it will be. One issue is whether you know where the incident occurred, the police agency which took the report, did it go to court and in which venue. Police reports are deemed public record, but still have policies attached. Police departments, individually, maintain sites to let the public request reports. Records' divisions in many departments have their own public record officer which you can contact if the record is not found or archived.
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  • Access to divorce records?
    Divorce records can be requested through New York Department of Health’s Vital Records Office. By visiting their website and navigating to “vital-records,” eligible applicants will be able to request dissolution of marriage records by phone, mail, or online. Divorce records (going back as far as 1963) can also be requested in person at the Vital Records Office by individuals involved in the legal proceedings.
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  • Is there a mr,james hill sr living in either brooklyn ny or in queens n.y?
    With a name that common, you will need to do a bit of work even before beginning a search. With a common name alone you will get many others with the same name. Including Sr. in the search can help tremendously, but will only be effective if you do the search manually. This means you will enter information first and view what comes up with Sr. If you begin your search with Sr., your results may omit the very person you’re looking for as many times Sr. is not used. Begin the search using the name and location and see what comes up. The automatic people search results will reveal a list of results that can include keywords such as Brooklyn NY, or Queens. Knowing relatives names helps as people search results list family member names also. Most of this is aimed to narrow the search in order to get records of the intended person, from there, with more identification you have an easier time looking up information and records.
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  • How can I find out the outcome of someones dwi case?
    If there was a case you can look up the court records. Depending in which county the offense occurred, you may be able to see it online. Recent arrests can be seen on the city or county’s law enforcement websites when there’s an inmate or jailed persons search. Some areas have better sources to check for this than others. If there’s nothing found on the city level, try the city the county. Few agencies will post their booking logs online. This is in case you are looking for someone that is in custody.
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  • How can you find out if a police officer was asked to resign? (NY)?
    This story may have been covered by local media. If the event was in the past, news organizations have their publications at the local library.
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  • How do I put a Trespass Order on an individual?
    Depending on where you live, you can look up the police department with the proper jurisdiction and access their services. There are sheriff and police department websites which offer instruction on what to do and where to start. Different areas have different procedures. If there was an incident report made, you can order a copy from the department if you don't already have one.
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  • Collision 9/10/12 salt point turnpike?
    If you know the city or responding agency, accident reports can be ordered
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  • Where can I find information about past elections?
    The New York Board of Elections list results as far back as 1994 up to 2012. This list includes primary and special election results. The information can be obtained by congressional district or county. The elections primaries and calendars along with results are available and will be followed by election results in the same manner as it was listed previous years. Year to year comparisons are made easy going back to 1994. Other elections such as the supreme court justice races are also provided by the State Board of Elections. However, looking at the agencies sitemap you will see access to enrollment by county. These statistical data shows numbers regarding status of registration, party affiliation and voter enrollment. As with many other agencies, the Board of Elections has press releases to get certain notices out to the general public. These press releases do not include published materials from other sources such as the state assembly, individual candidates, senate and so forth. Press releases from the state senate will list publications by each individual candidate. The data held herein can reveals to the public the candidate's voting history, stance on current issues as well as archives of other previous press releases dating back as far as 2009 or earlier. The New York State Assembly has one of the most extensive press releases that includes up to the minute events and live coverage of legislative proceedings. You can also see the assembly's floor vote by day or bill which will tell you what was voted in, results of the yes and no votes, by which member and how.
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  • Where and how can I find out about the NYFD?
    The city of New York is located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island boroughs. The city's official fire department's website will have citywide statistics of yearly and monthly fire and EMS reports. In addition, for researchers looking for more information, there are archives of press releases and media advisories from the year 2003 to 2012. Located in the F.D.N.Y.'s close up page are streaming updates of events occurring in regard to the department. There are other publications from annual reports to magazines listed that include WNYF Magazine, Health Connections, The Link for firefighter families, ViewPoint Newsletter, 9/11 Health Impact Reports, McKinsey Report, Strategic Plans, Medal Day and Administrative Awards Books, BFI Investigative Management and Reporting System, Annual Report on CDA Inspections and FDNY Counterterrorism Strategy.
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