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How is a RAP SHEET made

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How is a "RAP SHEET" made?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Tyler replied 7 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your question!

Are you talking about a criminal rap sheet?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Tyler replied 7 years ago.
Rap sheets are based on arrests and convictions of an individual. They include information about the charge, offense date, conviction date and sometimes include what sentence was imposed. Please let me know if you need other information.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
so a rap sheet is not made unless there was specifically an arrest?
Expert:  Tyler replied 7 years ago.
A "rap sheet" isn't like what you see on tv. Records vary based on cities, states and counties. If a person was considered a suspect in something but never arrested, there might be such a record at the department where a report was taken but it wouldn't appear on a list of arrests/convictions. This is based on my experience as a police officer. I can transfer this to the legal category if you want to get more in depth with a particular legal question you have.
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