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Accessing Criminal Records

Unlike public records (and to the relief of some folks), criminal records aren’t accessible to just anybody.

So, who exactly can access your criminal record?

Government Agencies

Generally, government agencies like law enforcement and justice departments, the military, and sometimes even the DMV can access a person’s criminal record with no problem.

Certain voluntary actions might require them to ask for your consent; overall, though, authorized personnel can access your criminal record.