California’s law enforcement authorities are in control of the arrest records on offenses that transpired within the area of jurisdiction. Government officials assured that such public records would become transparent to the local-based community residents aside from having it stored at a centralized state repository on arrest documents. Making the records available locally helps the effort to somehow prevent future crimes from happening by simply doing a background check using the arrest reports.
As per state ruling, the California Penal Code describes criminal records being the legal files that are updated specifically by the California Attorney General. Details stipulated within the arrest report include the offender’s name, birth date, physical description and other classified particulars that were asked and documented during the arrest. These official reports are open for public viewing, but authorities who handle these pieces of information have the prerogative to undisclose them when public security is at stake. On the other note, the accused can always request to seal off the records when the court dismissed the case and did not declare conviction against the respondent.