About Iowa Criminal Records
Criminals are everywhere, from Mason City to Ottumwa, but the state of Iowa is making it easier than ever to search its criminal records system. Just because someone has a past criminal history doesn’t necessarily make them dangerous, but it’s important to stay informed about your friends and neighbors in Iowa. A criminal record search on a person can tell you a lot of information. Want to find out if your undergrad’s roadtrip buddy was ever convicted of a DUI? Would you like to know more about your friend’s drug arrest? Criminal records stick with a person for years - sometimes even life - so the general public can find out what it needs to know in order to protect themselves.
All of Iowa’s courts including the U.S. Courthouse in Fort Dodge and the U.S. Custom House in Dubuque keep accurate, detailed criminal records concerning everyone ever charged and convicted of a crime. These records can tell you things about a criminal’s tattoos, outstanding warrants, and even where their last known location may be. If you’ve got questions about someone in your Iowa town it’s never a bad idea to perform a quick criminal record search to be sure who you’re dealing with. If you find something interesting about a person in Iowa you can expand your search by looking into public records and court records, too. The state makes all this information available because it believes it’s important to keep Iowans informed. What would you like to know about someone’s criminal history in Iowa?