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Fayette County Arrest Records

Arrests in Fayette County, Kentucky, typically occur when law enforcement officers have probable cause to believe that an individual has committed a crime. This could be based on witness statements, physical evidence, or other factors indicating a violation of the law. Once an arrest is made, the individual is usually taken into custody and transported to a detention facility.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington Police Department are responsible for making arrests and generating arrest records within the county. These records contain information about the individual’s name, the charges they face, the date of arrest, and other pertinent details related to the case.

In Fayette County, inmates are held in the Lexington Community Corrections Center, which is operated by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. This facility serves as the primary detention center for individuals awaiting trial or serving short-term sentences.

Fayette County arrest records are important documents that lead to further legal action and form part of Fayette County Court Records. These records document the judicial proceedings related to the arrest, including court appearances, plea deals, and trial outcomes.

Are Arrest Records Public in Fayette County?

In line with the Kentucky Open Records Act, arrest records are generally considered public information in Fayette County. However, there are certain exceptions and limitations to what information may be disclosed. For example, juvenile arrest records are typically exempt from public disclosure to protect the privacy of minors. Also, information such as Social Security Numbers, medical records, or mental health records are typically not disclosed to the public.

What Do Public Arrest Records Contain?

Public arrest records contain the following information:

  • The full name of the individual arrested, along with any aliases or other identifying information such as date of birth, address, and physical description.
  • The date, time, and location of the arrest, as well as the arresting agency or officer.
  • A list of the charges or offenses for which the individual was arrested, including relevant statutes or codes.
  • Details about the booking process, including fingerprints, mugshots, and any personal belongings confiscated during the arrest.
  • If applicable, information about bail or bond amounts is set for the individual’s release pending trial.
  • Dates and times of scheduled court appearances, including arraignment and trial dates.
  • Information about the outcome of the arrest, including whether the individual was released, bonded out, or remains in custody, as well as any subsequent court proceedings and case dispositions.

Fayette County Crime Rate

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) compiles annual reports of crime statistics in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The annual reports are a compilation of crime rate data submitted by local law enforcement agencies in the state. The 2022 report showed that there was a total number of 17,095 crimes reported in Fayette County. This number includes 6,144 violent crimes and 10,951 property crimes. The violent crimes reported include 45 murders, 206 rapes, 244 robberies, and 5,649 aggravated assaults. The property crimes reported include 1,210 burglaries, 8,322 larcenies, 1,390 motor vehicle thefts, and 29 arsons.

Fayette County Arrest Statistics

According to the KSP, in 2022, Fayette County arrest statistics show a total of 3,173 arrests, with 3,012 adult arrests and 161 juvenile arrests. These arrests included 2,199 violent crime arrests and 974 property crime arrests.

The violent crime arrests included 24 arrests for murder (19 adults and five juveniles). Rape had 138 arrests (135 adults and three juveniles). Robbery arrests were 71 arrests (66 adult arrests and five juvenile arrests). Aggravated assault saw 1,966 arrests (1,838 adults and 128 juveniles). Regarding property crimes, there were 234 burglary arrests (230 adults and four juveniles), and larceny had 667 arrests (661 adults and six juveniles). Motor vehicle theft had 71 arrests, with 61 adult arrests and 10 juvenile arrests. There were only two adult arson arrests.

Find Fayette County Arrest Records

The Lexington Community Corrections Center provides an inmate information portal that provides information about inmates that are currently incarcerated in the center. It can be searched by name and inmate ID. The portal also provides a list of inmates booked in the last 48 hours.

The Kentucky Online Offender Lookup (KOOL) system provides information about individuals in state prisons or county jails in Kentucky. This database provides information such as the inmate's name, location, and sometimes their charges.

If the individual has been charged with a federal offense, you can use the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate locator tool to find information about their federal incarceration status and location. This tool provides information about inmates housed in federal prisons across the country.

Free Arrest Record Search in Fayette County

Free official resources for searching arrest records in Fayette County include:

Some third-party websites aggregate public records information, including arrest records, from various sources. While many of these sites charge a fee for access to detailed records, some may offer limited search capabilities or basic information for free. When using third-party websites, exercise caution and verify information from official sources whenever possible to ensure accuracy. Additionally, keep in mind that free resources may not always provide comprehensive or up-to-date information compared to official sources.

Get Fayette County Criminal Records

Fayette County criminal records are documentation of criminal and crime-related activities of individuals that occurred within the county. These records include arrest information, dispositions, criminal charges, convictions, sentences or acquittals, and paroles. Fayette County criminal records are public records that can be requested by members of the public. They are processed by the county’s Sheriff’s office and the state law enforcement agency. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is the state body that provides members of the public with access to criminal background checks within the state. Criminal reports can also be requested from the Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts (AOC).

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) processes criminal records background checks for interested members of the public. The cost of each check varies between $20-25 per check. Interested individuals can make online, mail-in, or in-person requests.

The AOC maintains two online portals for criminal background checks. They are AOCFastCheck and One-Time Request. Interested individuals should fill out the required information needed to obtain criminal record reports. In-person and mail-in requests can be made by completing the AOC-RU-004 form. The completed out form, with payment and a valid ID attached, should be submitted in person or via mail to:

Administrative Office of the Courts
Records Unit
1001 Vandalay Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-1682
(800) 928-6381.

Payment can be made with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, credit cards, and most debit cards. Payment can also be made with checks and money orders made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

The KSP also provides the public with access to criminal background checks, either through name-based checks and fingerprint-based checks. Name-based checks are available to any member of the general public, subject to the authorization of the subject of the check. The fingerprint-based checks are available to the subject of a criminal record, and statutorily authorized bodies and agencies.

Requests for name-based checks can only be made via mail. The subject's fingerprints are not required. Mail-in requests can be made by filling out the respective application form:

This request costs $20, payable through money order or check. Individuals interested in carrying out a fingerprint-based check should visit the Changes to Fingerprint Check and use any of the available and accessible means provided.

Fayette County Arrest Records Vs. Criminal Records

In Fayette County, arrest records document the fact that an individual was apprehended by law enforcement for a suspected crime. They typically include details such as the date, time, and location of the arrest, as well as the charges filed against the individual.

On the other hand, criminal records encompass a broader scope of information, including the outcome of legal proceedings following an arrest. These records detail the individual’s criminal history, including convictions, sentences, and any other relevant court proceedings.

In essence, arrest records document the initial stage of involvement with law enforcement, while criminal records provide a more comprehensive overview of an individual’s interactions with the criminal justice system, including arrest, trial, and conviction history.

How Long Do Arrests Stay on Your Record?

Arrests in Fayette County remain on a person’s record and accessible to the public, unless sealed or expunged. There are records that qualify for automatic expungement, such as cases where the defendant was found not guilty (acquitted) or the case was dismissed with prejudice.

Expunge Fayette County Arrest Records

Expunging arrest records in Fayette County involves a legal process that removes the record of an arrest, charge, or conviction from your criminal history. You are eligible for expungement of arrest records in Fayette County if:

  • You were found not guilty (acquitted), or your case was dismissed with prejudice, your record is automatically expunged after 30 days.
  • Your charge was dismissed without prejudice. The time frame for filing an expungement depends on the nature of the charge. It is one year for misdemeanors and three years for felonies.
  • You were charged with a felony in district court and have not been indicted. You can file an expungement claim after six months.

If you were found not guilty or your case was dismissed with prejudice, your record will be automatically expunged 30 days after a not guilty verdict or a dismissal with prejudice. The expungement order is sent to you (or your lawyer), the county or commonwealth lawyer, the Kentucky State Police, the arresting agency, and the local jail. You can request the court to send the order to other agencies within 60 days of receiving the expungement.

If your charges were dismissed without prejudice or non-indicted felonies, you need to file a Petition for Expungement. The timeframe for filing the petition differs:

  • Misdemeanors - after one year.
  • Felonies - after three years.
  • Non-indicted Felonies - after six months.

There is no filing fee for these petitions. The petition should be filed in the court where your case was dismissed.

The steps to file a petition are below:

  • Obtain the Petition for Expungement Form from the court clerk’s office or their website.
  • Fill out the form by providing the necessary details about your case, including the date of dismissal and the charges.
  • File the completed petition in the court where your case was dismissed.
  • The court will notify relevant parties, including the Kentucky State Police, about the expungement.

Fayette County Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants in Fayette County, Kentucky, are legal documents issued by a judge or magistrate authorizing law enforcement officers to arrest an individual suspected of committing a crime. They are issued by a judge or magistrate based on a sworn affidavit submitted by law enforcement officials or prosecutors. The affidavit must demonstrate probable cause that the individual committed a specific offense.

Arrest warrants are issued when law enforcement officers have reason to believe that an individual has committed a crime and there is sufficient evidence to support their arrest. Common reasons for the issuance of arrest warrants include ongoing criminal investigations, failure to appear in court, or violation of probation or parole terms.

Arrest warrants contain several key pieces of information, including:

  • The name of the individual to be arrested.
  • A description of the alleged offense.
  • The name of the issuing court or magistrate.
  • The date the warrant was issued.
  • Any specific conditions or instructions regarding the arrest.

Fayette County Arrest Warrant Search

To search or obtain information about active arrest warrants in Fayette County, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office below:

Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
Suite 265
150 N. Limestone Avenue
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 252-1771
Fax: (859) 259-0973

Do Fayette County Arrest Warrants Expire?

Arrest warrants in Fayette County, Kentucky, do not typically expire. Once issued by a judge or magistrate, an arrest warrant remains active until it is executed by law enforcement or recalled by the issuing authority.

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