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Stanislaus County Arrest Records

Stanislaus County arrest records are official law enforcement documents and files relating to individuals arrested for crimes within Stanislaus County, California. An arrest becomes necessary if law enforcement has evidence that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed.

In Stanislaus County, law enforcement agencies can arrest an individual for reasons that include but are not limited to:

  • A reasonable suspicion of a crime or intent to commit a crime
  • A warrant of arrest by a judge or magistrate based on probable cause
  • Violation of probation or parole terms
  • Domestic violence or protective orders violations
  • Aid an ongoing investigation
  • Disregarding court orders.

In Stanislaus County, the primary agencies that generate arrest records include:

Depending on the circumstances and crime classification, arrested individuals (inmates) are held at the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department or municipal police department correction facilities. Stanislaus County arrest records may become part of the criminal records that make up Stanislaus County court records.

Are Arrest Records Public in Stanislaus County?

Stanislaus County arrest records are public and accessible to interested persons or entities. Per the California Public Records Act, individuals have the right to access government records that are not exempt from public scrutiny. However, California law exempts access to arrest records:

  • Of individuals who are minors at the time of arrest
  • Relating to an ongoing investigation
  • Containing victim information
  • Of sealed or expunged cases.

Also, personal records of arresting law enforcement officers and those of the arrestee are not publicly accessible. In addition, persons subject to arrest in Stanislaus County have rights regarding the accuracy of information on their arrest records and can request corrections or updates if necessary.

There are no eligibility requirements for accessing arrest records in Stanislaus County. Nevertheless, requesters must provide sufficient identifying information to facilitate the search for arrest records.

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

A typical public arrest record encompasses both personal information and details of the arrest. The following Stanislaus County arrest records information are accessible to the public:

  • The arrestee’s details (such as full name, date of birth, address, race, and other physical descriptions)
  • Arrest details (time of arrest, date, and location)
  • Charges against the individual
  • Booking information (including fingerprints and mugshots)
  • Bail or Bond information if the individual was released
  • Details of court appearance. For instance, the date and court location of court proceedings
  • Disposition or outcome of the arrest (this indicates whether the arrested person was convicted, acquitted, or the charges were dropped).

Stanislaus County Crime Rate

Data from the California Department of

Justice's crime statistics show that property-related crimes are the most common type of crime in Stanislaus County. Property crimes may be considered felonies or misdemeanors depending on the severity of the property value. Stanislaus County property crimes encompass but are not limited to:

  • Petty theft
  • Simple assault
  • Trespassing
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Vandalism
  • Shoplifting.

Burglary and larceny theft are major property-related crimes in Stanislaus County. The table below outlines the most property-related crimes in Ventura County between 2013 and 2022.

Crime Type Year
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Burglary 5,133 4,188 3,887 3,303 2,774 2,696 2,628 1,825 1,553 1,528
Automotive Vehicle Theft 2,761 2,159 3,036 2,794 2,501 2,002 1,828 1,504 1,441 1,160
Shoplifting 2,499 2,698 2,834 2,652 2,501 2,252 1,887 1,326 1,568 2,083

Data Source: California Department of Justice.

Stanislaus County Arrest Statistics

Statistics on Stanislaus County arrest records show varying trends. However, arrests for misdemeanor offenses rank high in Stanislaus County. In 2022, misdemeanor crimes accounted for 44.23% of all arrests within the county. The table below outlines the trend in criminal arrest records within Stanislaus County between 2013 and 2022.

Stanislaus County arrests between 2013 and 2022

Crime Type Year
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Felony 10,444 10,396 7,455 7,542 6,919 6,467 5,718 5,744 4,746 5,457
Violent Offenses 2,104 2,264 2,361 2,504 2,284 2,349 2,380 2,344 1,817 2,222
Property Offenses 2,486 2,316 1,603 1,581 1,366 1,255 1,086 972 690 972
Drug Offenses 3,264 3,276 1,625 1,607 1,364 884 314 461 381 405
Sex Offenses 122 123 133 163 124 133 125 109 134 140
Misdemeanor 11,029 11,778 13,832 14,397 13,968 14,008 14,008 14,382 11,720 8,634
Status Offenses 32 37 33 67 166 34 9 6 1 3
Other Offenses 2,468 2,417 1,733 1,687 1,781 1,846 1,813 1,858 1,724 1,718

Data Source: California Department of Justice.

For additional information on Stanislaus County arrest or incarceration statistics, visit the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department website and download the In Custody Report documents.

Find Stanislaus County Arrest Records

There are several ways to find Stanislaus County Inmate records. To obtain Stanislaus County Inmate records:

  • Visit the Stanislaus County Sheriff's website, click the Who is in Jail icon to download the In Custody PDF report, and access information on inmates serving jail terms in Stanislaus County correctional facilities. The Stanislaus County In Custody PDF report provides publicly available information to interested persons under the California Public Records Act. To view the most up-to-date information on Stanislaus County Inmate records, manually refresh the In Custody PDF report.
  • Log in to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) California Incarcerated Records and Information Search portal (CIRIS) and look up inmate records using name or CDCR number as search criteria.
  • Log in to the California Inmate LookUp portal and search for inmates using a name as the search criterion.

Also, interested individuals can visit the Stanislaus County jail or Sheriff's Department to access the county's arrest or inmate records.

Free Arrest Record Search in Stanislaus County

To access Stanislaus County arrest records for free, visit the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department website and download the In Custody PDF report. Free access to Stanislaus County arrest records may also be available through third-party online look-up tools. Interested persons can request their personal arrest records through the California Department of Justice. Requesters can also visit the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department or the county's jail facilities to access arrest records. Requesting physical copies of Stanislaus County arrest records may involve fee payments.

Get Stanislaus County Criminal Records

Stanislaus County criminal records are documents and files relating to the criminal activities and prosecution of individuals within Stanislaus County, California. Criminal records encompass arrests and post-conviction criminal records. Stanislaus County criminal records are available through the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, the county's Superior Court, municipal law enforcement agencies, or third-party websites with databases on Stanislaus criminal records.

To access Stanislaus County criminal records:

  • Visit the Stanislaus County page on the Superior Court of California website
    • Click the Public Portal and Traffic Payments link
    • On the new page, scroll down and click the Index Search link to access the public portal
    • Input the search criteria (case number, party name, business name, or filing date) and select Criminal from the Case Type drop menu
  • Send a mail request to the Stanislaus County Superior Court Criminal Division Jurisdiction at:

Criminal Division
800 11th Street, Room 140
P.O. Box 1098
Modesto, CA 95353.

Stanislaus County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

Although arrest and criminal records are documents relating to crimes or criminal activities, there are clear distinctions between both records, as outlined below.

Stanislaus County Arrest Records:

  • Serve as a record of law enforcement intervention in the early stages of a legal process
  • Do not indicate guilt of criminal activities of the owner of the records
  • Details the manner and reasons individuals are taken into custody
  • Outlines the date, time, and arresting agency at the time of an arrest.

Stanislaus County Criminal Records:

  • Details a person's criminal activities, charges, court proceedings, convictions, and sentencing
  • Give a comprehensive detail of a person's criminal history
  • Outlines an individual's activities that breach criminal laws.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

Per California laws, an arrest can stay on a person's records indefinitely. However, a court may seal or expunge an arrest record under specific circumstances. To have an arrest record sealed or expunged, an individual must meet the criteria set by California laws. For instance, if an arrestee is eligible for an order of nondisclosure, their records may be exempt from public access.

Expunge Stanislaus County Arrest Records

In Stanislaus County, a court may expunge an arrest information if the owner of the records meets the eligibility requirements. To have an arrest information expunged in Stanislaus County, an individual must:

  • Have no prior convictions
  • Complete their sentence, parole, or probation if convicted
  • No pending charges or court proceedings relating to the case that led to the arrest.

To expunge or seal an arrest information in Stanislaus County, the following steps may be helpful:

  • File a petition for dismissal at the court that handled the case that resulted from the arrest. Typically, this involves the submission of a Form CR-180 and documents to outline the request.
  • Prepare a declaration or statement to explain why the court should expunge the arrest records. The court may require the requester to appear before a judge or magistrate.
  • Wait while the judge reviews the petition to come to a decision
  • If the petition is successful, notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies to remove the arrest information and update their databases.

Stanislaus County Arrest Warrants

Stanislaus County arrest warrants are legal documents issued by a magistrate or judge to empower law enforcement officers to arrest a specific individual. In Stanislaus County, arrest warrants work consistent with California laws. Typically, arrest warrants are issued by a magistrate or judge of the Stanislaus County Superior Court based on affidavits by law enforcement officers or prosecutors.

To request an arrest warrant in Stanislaus County, an officer or a prosecutor must:

  • Show probable cause that the accused has committed a crime
  • Specify the individual who is to be arrested and charge against them
  • Execute the arrest warrants by apprehending the person named in the warrant.

An arrest warrant remains active until it is served or recalled by the court.

Generally, Stanislaus County arrest records information include:

  • Name of the individual to be arrested
  • Physical description of the individual
  • Charges or offenses a person is being arrested for
  • The case number assigned to that case related to the alleged offense
  • The magistrate or judge who issues the arrest warrants
  • The court where the warrant is issued
  • Conditions for the arrest (this may include instructions on time and location or arrest
  • Expiration date after which the warrants are no longer valid.

Stanislaus County Arrest Warrant Search

To find active arrest warrants in Stanislaus County:

Records Division
250 E. Hackett Road
Modesto, CA. 95358
Business Phone: (209) 525-7117
Fax: (209) 525-7111

Do Stanislaus County Arrest Warrants Expire?

Typically, Stanislaus County arrest warrants (and those of other California counties) do not expire. An arrest warrant remains active until it is executed or recalled by the court. However, a Stanislaus County arrest warrant may become inactive if the culprit is apprehended, the court recalls the warrant, or the individual named in the warrant dies.

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