Charleston County Arrest Records and Warrant Search
If you plan on running a criminal background check, you will have to start with Charleston County arrest records in order to find out if the person you are checking has ever been in custody. It is also advisable to trace arrest warrants and court records issued by the county's authorities to get the whole picture of a person's criminal history.
How to carry out a Charleston County inmate search
The best way to find arrest records in the county is use the electronic database offered by the sheriff. It shows bookings from the last two months that include a detainee's mugshot, incarceration and release date and charges. The agency that made the arrest, warrant number and court dates are shown as well. Moreover you may choose to use the computerized offender search offered by the SCDC. It reveals names of people currently incarcerated in the state's prisons.
Running a warrant search
Once again, we will refer you to the county sheriff. Their website contain an effective online inquiry tool you can utilize to trace Charleston County warrants. Fill in the subject's name (Second name will suffice) and you will see the following details: warrant number, issue date and an exact description of the crime allegedly committed by the suspect. Some names appear with a mugshot.
How to obtain Charleston County court records
The website of the Clerk of Courts contains a public index which displays electronic copies of court dockets of all types. The website contains other useful databases that include a Day Book Search (which shows cases and judgments that are still being processed by the Clerk of Courts), family court dockets, online juror summons and bondsmen data. You can access all these databases here. For further information, dial 843-958-5000.
Searching for South Carolina criminal records
There are basically three major online governmental data banks we recommend for statewide criminal record check:
- The SLED CATCH Online will enable you to trace a person's criminal history. This service is provided by the state's Law Enforcement Division.
- The SC Judicial Department operates a case records search that covers all of SC counties.
- The South Carolina sex offender registry can be used to trace people with a history of sex offenses that live in your area.