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You can find so much about someone by searching through a state’s criminal records – mainly if they’ve committed a crime in the past and might be planning to commit the same or another crime against you or a loved one. All you need to do to search through Utah criminal records is to obtain a Utah Background Check Request Form, fill it out and send it (with a $10 check or money order) to the following address:
Dept. of Public Safety
BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification)
3888 W. 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
Phone: (801) 965-4749
Since Utah is a closed-record state, you can only request a criminal records search if you want to look up your own record. If you know that the person has committed a crime (especially sex offenders), you may be able to receive a transcript of the record by going through the Records Bureau at the Utah Dept. of Corrections in Draper, Utah. Employers might also be able to access Utah arrest records, but if you’re an ordinary citizen who wants to conduct a background check, it might be easier and faster to choose a private, online search site. The Internet supports private search sites that can find and provide the information you need without going through the red tape that some states require. They also have search engines and databases that are thorough and up-to-date and better able to retrieve and send the information to you in a matter of moments after you submit a minimal amount of information.
You will pay more to engage a private search site, but the fees are usually reasonable and the services are so much better than those you might receive from a state-based search. Many legal professionals and genealogists maintain monthly memberships to these sites so they can access information on a daily basis and be assured of the accuracy of the data. It’s important for them to have data that can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, but it’s also important for private citizens to retrieve information about a person who may have recently entered their lives in the form of a love interest or someone who has access to a loved one, child or elderly person. Today, you can’t be too careful about anyone in your life and by spending a few dollars and submitting a minimal amount of data you can either put your mind at ease about a person or rout them out of your life immediately. Click on the link to find out more information from Utah criminal records about persons in your life or the life of someone you love and care about.
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