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Massachusetts has kept some form of vital records since 1635 which makes it a treasure trove for genealogists. Massachusetts criminal records can usually be obtained by the court(s) that handled the prosecution, so you need to know where that particular court is located. If you don’t know the court, you can make a request through the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services. You can make a request for copies of Massachusetts arrest records by writing to:
Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services
200 Arlington St.
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 660-4600
Although Massachusetts criminal records are considered public information, there are certain instances where aspects of the records won’t be revealed by the state, such as the sealing of particular information by a judge. The fee for a state-based search is $25 per name and you may pay by check or money order to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The fee is non-refundable, even if the search doesn’t reveal a record. Be sure that you include as much information as you can in the request letter, including the full name of the person in question, date of conviction, birth date and other pertinent data that will ensure the accuracy of the search.
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