Wyoming Criminal Records Search

How to Check for Wyoming Criminal Records

Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation is responsible for all criminal record checks in the state. For a state level criminal background check, they charge $15. For a state and national one, they charge $24. You must get fingerprints, and they have local offices where you can have that done. It will take about two weeks for the results to come back. They will be mailed to you. You can also use other third-party online search portals to find someone’s criminal records in Wyoming.

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Federal Records vs. Court Criminal Records in Wyoming

Wyoming has a simple website where you can search for federal and appellate court cases and find documents. You can search using name, issue or case information. For federal criminal cases, you can also use the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system or some other third-party alternative when searching for files and documents in Wyoming. For local cases, you can visit the district court to request copies.

 

How Long do Felony or Misdemeanor Charges Last?

Felonies and misdemeanors will stay on your record forever in Wyoming unless you petition the court to have them expunged. You must provide a good reason when doing so. The fees will range from $2,000-$2,500, and it might take up to a year for the process to be completed. All first-time and minor offenses are eligible for expungement but more serious and violent crimes will never be removed, and they will remain on your criminal history for life.

 

Who Can Lookup your Criminal Background?

Just about anyone can look up your criminal background and see your entire history. Companies, landlords, schools, the military, banks, adoption agencies, co-workers, government agencies, gun dealers, licensing departments and the general public all have the legal right to check up on your criminal history. You can also get a copy of your own any time you like.

 

Why Check Someone’s Filed Criminal Charges?

You might need to check on someone’s Wyoming criminal history before having them watch your children or elderly family member. Sometimes landlords use them before renting property to someone new. Gun dealers always check someone’s criminal history before selling him or her firearms. It’s the federal law. Private citizens use them before getting to know someone.

 

Types of Criminal Records

On a Wyoming criminal record, you will see basic information like name, address, phone, email, age, race, gender, height, weight, and physical description. You may also see mug shots and fingerprints. You will also see arrests, charges, convictions, dispositions, sentencing, fines, bail and bond and also incarcerations.

 

How Are WY Criminal Records Created?

When a police officer arrests you in Wyoming, he or she creates a RAP sheet. That first document begins your criminal history file. Every event that takes place after such as jail or prison, court appearances and everything else is documented and stored in the file. This file then becomes your entire criminal background, and that is what someone will see when they run yours.