Judicial Processing - DCJS Criminal History Report(Rapsheet) - Dissemination of Arrest Rapsheet

Authority: Criminal Procedure Law Sections 160.30 and 160.40(1).

1. The court (and defendant or defense attorney via the court) should receive the fingerprint-based rapsheet at arraignment as a by-product of the processing of electronically transmitted fingerprints at DCJS.

2. If the fingerprint-based rapsheet is not available at arraignment, the court (and defendant or defense attorney via the court) should use the Name Search/Inquiry generated rapsheet obtained through a NYSPIN terminal or electronically from DCJS, for an arraignment involving fingerprintable offenses. The non-fingerprint-based rapsheet should be destroyed upon receipt of the fingerprint-based rapsheet.

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