To understand the reason why arrest records like Duval County Arrests are some of the most requested for records from the government, one must first understand the contents of the record. The arrest records are the official records of the government in regards to the criminal background of the person named in the record, and one could see the importance of such information to the community, especially when such person who is named in the record is someone who lives in the community other with the person who would make the request. After all, a person who has a criminal background is someone that would find it harder for people to trust him, compared to someone who does not have a criminal background.

Of course, one must note that the absence of arrest records in the name of the person does not automatically mean that such person has no criminal background. Still, as the official records of the government in regards to the criminal background of the person named in the record, these records enjoy the presumption of regularity, a presumption that means that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. Indeed, the records themselves are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the fact of the criminal background of the person named in the record. The presumption is rebuttable, though it would be the burden of the party who would claim that the records are false to prove their allegation.

These records are also public records, a classification that simply means that the records may be requested by anyone who would want to request for copies, even if they do not have a reason for making the request. Indeed, a person who is not even a member of the community could make the request or copies of the record because he wants to use the paper upon which the information is written to build a fire. Note, however, that because these records are not free, usually, only those ho have a legitimate interest in the records make the request for them.

Copies of the records are usually requested for at the local level through the county level offices like the office of the sheriff where the procedure for making the request would require the person interested in the record to make the request in person. This method would mean that the person interested in the records would be at the office, and this means that such person could make a request for other records as well as other personal information regarding the person named in the record that may not be reflected upon the record itself.

Copies of Duval County Arrest Logs may also be found online through the use of online databases which could present information that is substantially the same as that which may be found from the official sources despite the fact that these databases are mostly privately owned. These databases could present the information in question faster, more efficiently, and cheaper as most would charge only the minimum fees for the use of their services.

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