It becomes very complex when there is a verdict that's neither guilty nor not guilty. There are a wide variety of other possible outcomes, and people want to know what they mean.
SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
ArrestRecords.us.org has launched a new members' area to educate people about the meaning of various legal terms related to convictions, the company said yesterday.
“People aren't simply interested in what happens when someone is arrested,” an ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “The type of conviction is even more important. The problem is that this can often be listed in complicated legalese. We want to help make it clearer for our customers.”
The customer service department at ArrestRecords.us.org regularly gets questions from customers who are confused about what the various conviction statuses listed on the reports really mean, he said.
“It becomes very complex when there is a verdict that's neither guilty nor not guilty,” the ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “There are a wide variety of other possible outcomes, and people want to know what they mean.”
For example, he said, many jurisdictions allow the accused to plead “no contest”.
“In that case, the government has not proven that the person did anything,” the ArrestRecords.us.org spokesman said. “But, the accused has agreed to not take the case to trial in order to get a reduced sentence.”
Various jurisdictions have various outcomes, and the ArrestRecords.us.org initiative will have the goal of explaining each and every one of them.
“When you are doing a background check on someone, you need to know as much information as you can,” he said. “This new launch will make that possible.”
ArrestRecords.us.org provides consumers with access to criminal reports and warrant searches across North America. With an extensive database of public records, consumers are able to look up the arrest history, previous convictions, sex offender status and more, with just a simple search. Visit ArrestRecords.us.org to chat with a live representative, call 1-877-390-3338, or email Manager(at)ArrestRecords(dot)us(dot)org with any questions or concerns.