Division of Criminal Justice Services

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.


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