How to find Zapata County Court Records and Carry out an Arrest Search
The aim of this article is to show you step by step how to find Zapata County court records and any other information necessary for a background check on yourself or other people.
Where to look for Zapata County court records
Court records show a person's history of prosecutions and convictions. By viewing them, you will know if a person has ever stood trial and/or found guilty of a crime. The best places to look for these records are the County Clerk and the District Clerk. The former deals with infraction and misdemeanor charges; the latter processes dockets related to felony cases.
You will have to go to their offices and issue a request to view public information. The Attorney General of Texas explains this procedure. For your information, Texas Public Information Act promises you almost unlimited access Zapata County court records, civil and criminal.
Performing an arrest search
The sheriff is responsible for the operation of the local jail. So to find out if a person has been incarcerated in Zapata County, we recommend visiting his office to inquire about a person's arrest history.
While you are there you may also inquire about Zapata County warrants. This information will reveal whether the individual you are checking is wanted by the police.
Searching for Texas arrest records
There are two online sources you should use to perform a statewide inmate inquiry: 1) The criminal history database operated by the Texas Department of Public Safety presents people apprehended all over the states for offenses greater than Class B misdemeanor. Users are required to sign up and pay for each search. 2) The offender information webpage maintained by the TDCJ enables you to search inmates all over the state's prisons by name, TDCJ or SIS number.