How to Find Out About Someone Arrested in Georgia

By Leigh Egan - Updated April 11, 2017
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Whether you are looking for background information on an individual for the purpose of employment, renting a car or property, dating, marriage or for other personal reasons, one of the most important details concerning a person's history is an arrest record. In the state of Georgia, there are several options available to discover arrest information on the person in question. Since facts regarding incarceration are considered public records, information is available to the general public.

Do a criminal history background check through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Only felonies are listed. The criminal history record includes the person's name, date of birth, Social Security number, sex, race, height and weight; the date of arrest, the arresting agency and charges; the final judicial disposition submitted by a court, prosecutor or other criminal justice agency; and custodial information if the offender was incarcerated in Georgia . You will be required to pay a fee for a felony records report or a criminal history report for employment purposes. Call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 404-244-2639 if need help or have questions.

Visit the public records department in local courthouses in Georgia. Note that in order to successfully find incarceration records you must visit the courthouse in which the individual was arrested. Perform a search by the party's first and last name.

Perform an online search for county court records in Georgia. Note that most counties have their own separate court records, so in order to successfully display results you must know the county in which the individual was arrested. Navigate to each county site and perform an online search for the person in question. Be aware that not all counties have set up an interactive search and individuals who have not had a court date may not be listed.

Search the Georgia Mugshot Directory at Georgia.mugshotlist.com. Note that not all counties are included in the Mugshot Directory. Participating counties are listed on the site.

Search the online records of the Georgia Department of Corrections at dcor.state.ga.us. Read the terms of rules of using the site and if you agree, click Next to proceed. Note that only incarcerated individuals who have been convicted of a felony and sentenced serve their time in a Georgia prison will show up on your search.

About the Author

Leigh Egan, a professional writer since 2000, has vast experience within academic research, journalism and web writing. She has written for Lifetips.com and various other websites, and works as a staff writer and a freelance journalist. Egan majored in English at Kennesaw State University and holds a certification in creative writing and grant writing.

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