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Yavapai County Arrest Records

Yavapai County arrest records are essential parts of other public documents. For instance, criminal records contain arrest information. Yavapai County court records pertaining to criminal cases may also feature arrest information. Interested parties may view arrest records by contacting the arresting agency. For instance, you can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office to view arrest records.

In Yavapai County, arrests are legal procedures for restricting an individual's right to freedom. The county's law enforcement officers can legally arrest people suspected of committing a crime. Sometimes, the officers may conduct arrests to prevent a crime or to protect the suspect from further harm.

Are Arrest Records Public in Yavapai County?

Under the Arizona Public Records Law, Yavapai County arrest records are publicly accessible. This means interested public members can request and obtain arrest records from designated agencies. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and local law enforcement agencies are the legal custodians of arrest information.

Per state law, certain arrest records are not public documents. The law may restrict access if disclosing the record is not in the public interest. Other exempt arrest records in Yavapai County include the following:

  • Information on crime victims, unless the victim consents in writing to the disclosure or the crime occurred at the victim's address.
  • Arrest records that contain personal information on law enforcement agency
  • Arrest records sealed or expunged under court order or state laws

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

In Yavapai County, public arrest records may contain the following details:

  • The arrested person's name, aliases, or physical attributes.
  • Arrest description, including the offense type, date, and location.
  • Arresting agency
  • Bail condition and booking number.

Note: Only legally eligible record seekers can obtain confidential arrest records in Yavapai County. Crime victims and their families are eligible to view confidential arrest information related to the specific crime.

Yavapai County Crime Rate

The Federal Bureau of Investigations maintains all crime incident reports in Yavapai County via the Crime Data Explorer. Per the 2022 report, Yavapai County recorded 845 criminal incidents. Violent and property-type crimes were 225 and 620, respectively. The report further revealed that larceny thefts and aggravated assaults were the most recurring crimes at 408 and 200, respectively.

Yavapai County Arrest Statistics

Per the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Yavapai County’s law enforcement agencies made 1,689 arrests in 2023. The arrest rate was 1741.15 per 100,000 residents. Furthermore, the arrest rate fell by 3.71 percent between 2022 and 2023. There are no official resources for inmate population and statistics in Yavapai County. However, the state houses 34,956 inmates as of May 2024.

Find Yavapai County Arrest Records

You can find Yavapai County arrest records in inmate records. Inmate records are accessible through local, state, or federal agencies. At the state level, the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Reentry maintains an online repository of inmate records. Record seekers may search inmate records by name or ADC number on the portal.

In contrast, the Federal Bureau of Prison provides an online database for Yavapai County’s inmate records. Record seekers using the portal can search inmate records by name or inmate serial number.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office maintains an inmate search portal at the local level. The portal provides access to inmate names and booking dates.

Yavapai County Sheriff also provides access to arrest reports. The agency allows in-person or mail requests for records in their custody. To request arrest records, record seekers must send a mail or in-person request to the sheriff's office at:

255 East Gurley Street
First Floor
Prescott, Arizona, 86301
Phone: (928) 771-3260

12606 Main Street
Mayer, Arizona 86333
Phone: (928) 771-3509

Camp Verde
2830 North Commonwealth Drive
Ste 104
Camp Verde, Arizona, 86322
Phone: (928) 567-7710

6446 Highway 179
Suite 217
Sedona, Arizona 86351
Phone: (928) 639-8171)

Williamson Valley
4155 West Outer Loop Road
Suite B
Prescott, Arizona 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3277

100 South
Main Street
Bagdad, Arizona 86321
Phone: (928) 771-3360
Phone: (928) 442-5292

22591 Looka Way
Yarnell, Arizona 85362
Phone: (928) 771-3511
Phone: (928) 442-5292

The request must contain a completed request form (for commercial or private use) and a $5 search fee. The fee only covers the first ten pages of the report.

Free Arrest Record Search in Yavapai County

Government agencies provide free resources for searching arrest records in Yavapai County. The free resources include:

You can also visit the county sheriff to view arrest records. Nevertheless, you must pay specific fees for copying arrest records.

On the other hand, some third-party search sites also provide free access to Yavapai County arrest records. Nevertheless, third-party search sites are unregulated and may not contain accurate arrest details.

Get Yavapai County Criminal Records

Also known as rap sheets, criminal records contain arrest information, court data, and inmate information. In Yavapai County, criminal records are not publicly accessible; only the record subject and authorized agencies can access them.

That said, eligible persons can find their criminal records at the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Criminal History Records Section. To obtain the record, requesters must request a record review packet by contacting the agency at (602) 223-2222. Next, the agency will send the packet to the requester's mailing address. Follow the instructions outlined in the packet and send the completed files via mail to:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
2222 West Encanto Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Yavapai County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

In Yavapai County, arrest records are distinct from criminal records in the following ways:

Arrest records contain arrest-related information, such as the arrested person's details, charges, and the arresting agency's name. In contrast, criminal records may contain both arrest information and conviction histories.

Law enforcement agencies generate arrest records, while criminal records contain data from multiple agencies. The county courts, law enforcement agencies, and correctional facilities may contribute to creating criminal records.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

In Yavapai County, arrest records will permanently remain on your record. However, residents may seal or remove the record by following specific procedures.

Expunge Yavapai County Arrest Records

Yavapai County residents can expunge arrest records by filing a motion to seal the record at the county's superior court. Criminal convictions must be expunged by filing a petition at the court that handled the case.

Am I eligible to expunge arrest records in Yavapai County?

Per 13-911 of Arizona state laws, you are eligible to expunge arrest records under these situations:

  • You were arrested, but the charges were later dismissed
  • You were convicted and completed the sentence and other required conditions.
  • You were charged with a criminal offense, but the court dismissed the case or gave a favorable verdict.

How can I expunge arrest records in Yavapai County?

Follow these steps to expunge arrest records in Yavapai County:

  1. Fill out a petition for expungement. Per Rule 36.1, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, you must include these details in the form:
    1. Your name, address, email address, and birth date
    2. Arrest charges if it was later dismissed. However, include the case number to indicate if the charges were filed.
    3. Outstanding fees or obligations required by the courts.
    4. Statement proving you completed the conditions for the sentence or probation.
  2. File the completed form with the county court that handled the case. You can file a petition with the county superior court to dismiss arrest charges.
  3. Upon receiving the request, the court will wait 30 days before granting or refusing the petition. Within this timeframe, the court will send a copy of the petition to the prosecutor. If there are objections to the petition, the prosecutor may request a hearing.

When can I Expunge arrest records in Yavapai County?

You can immediately expunge dismissed arrest charges. For criminal convictions, you must complete court-mandated conditions and wait for a specific period to expunge the records. The waiting period differs for these offense types:

  • Ten years for class 2 or 3 felonies
  • Five years for class 4, 5, or 6 felonies
  • Three years for class 1 misdemeanors
  • Two years for Class 2 or 3 misdemeanors

Which arrest charges can I expunge in Yavapai County?

In Yavapai County, you can expunge all arrest charges except for the following:

  • Sex-related offenses
  • Class 1 felonies
  • Violent crimes
  • Offense related to the use, discharge, or exhibition of a deadly weapon or firearm.

Yavapai County Arrest Warrants

In Yavapai County, court judges issue arrest warrants after receiving evidence that an individual is involved in a crime. Court judges may also issue arrest warrants if the suspect refuses to appear before the court. The warrant empowers law enforcement officers to detain the record subject. It also helps officers restrict the subject from fleeing the county.

Arrest warrants in Yavapai County may include the following:

  • The suspect's name and physical features
  • The suspected crime or arrest charges
  • A statement indicating whether the crime activates certain rights.
  • The court judge's name and signature.

Yavapai County Arrest Warrant Search

You can search arrest warrants in Yavapai County by contacting the sheriff's office at:

255 East Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 771-3260

In contrast, the Arizona Judicial Branch maintains a search portal for arrest warrants issued in the county. To search arrest warrants, you must input your name and the county court.

Do Yavapai County Arrest Warrants Expire?

Arrest warrants do not expire in Yavapai County. They remain active until the suspect is arrested or the court judge cancels them. Furthermore, statutes of limitation do not affect a warrant’s lifespan.

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