Background checks have become so commonplace in the world of today that often people would be more suspicious if some sort of background check was not actually conducted when they apply for work. Of course, background checks are used not only when people applied for work, they could also be used by people who are just generally curious about other people. Fortunately, the newer method of conducting background checks is easy enough that even untrained people could conduct them; after all, the method involves the simple use of public records like Los Angeles County Police Records that are available through a number of sources.
The fact that these records are available from a number of sources is testament to the fact that these records are public records, and, just as their name implies, public records are for the public. They are supposed to be available to the public because they contain information that the public is interested in and is of great importance to public welfare. This is the reason why public records may often be requested by any person even if said person has no interest in the contents of the records.
Another feature of public records would be the presumption of regularity. A record made by the government and certified as a public record would enjoy the presumption of regularity such that the person or parties who would claim that the records are false would have the burden of proving such allegation. The reason for this is because the existence of the record is prima facie proof of the validity of the same and of the contents of the record. The presumption is disputable, however, and the person or party who would claim that the records are false would have the chance to disprove the veracity of the records.
Copies of arrest records are available from a number of sources, simply because they are of great importance to the public. There are a number of reasons why a person would want to get copies of the record, and most of the sources of the records would not even ask for the reason why the records are being requeted for. At the records division of the local court, the method of making the request would involve the person who is interested in the record going to the actual office to make the request there as the office is not currently equipped to handle requests via mail. Note, however, that when a request for records is made in person, the said records are often made available the same day as the request which means that all of the record that the person is interested in may be requested at the same day.
Copies of Los Angeles County Criminal Records may also be procured online, though the online sources are mostly online databases that are privately owned and thus could not be used as official sources. Note, however, that aside from being faster and more efficient than the more traditional archives, online databases are also cheaper to use and easier to both access and use.