Prosecutorial Processing - DCJS Criminal History Report (Rapsheet) - Dissemination of Arrest Rapsheet
Authority: Criminal Procedure Law Sections 160.30 and 160.40(1).
1. The prosecutor should receive from the arresting agency the fingerprint-based rapsheet as a byproduct of the processing of fingerprints at DCJS.
2. If the fingerprint-based rapsheet is not available at arraignment, the prosecutor should use the Name Search/Inquiry generated rapsheet obtained through a NYSPIN terminal or electronically through a computer, for an arraignment involving fingerprintable offenses. The non-fingerprint-based rapsheet should be destroyed and replaced with the fingerprint-based rapsheet when it is received.