Needed Criminal Documents for an Arizona Good Cause Exception?
Good Cause Exception Application
What type of criminal documentation do you need to attach to your good cause exception application to get your good cause exception? Whenever you apply for your clearance card, any arrest and substantiated claims with Child Protective Services or Adult Protective Services will be flagged to the Board of Fingerprinting. And so you’ll receive a denial letter for your clearance card. And on that list, you would have to apply for a good cause exception, and you would have to supply documentation for those offenses. I also want to mention that if you know that there are additional criminal arrests or charges not listed on the denial letter, you have an affirmative duty to disclose that. That’s important.
Documents for Clearance Card Application
Official Police Report
Once you have that list of offenses in your criminal history (like a DUI or domestic violence), let’s discuss what documents you need to attach to get that good cause exception. If any have happened within five years of your application, you must connect the official police reports. This is important, and it has to be the official police report. The complete information must be attached along with your good cause exception. Now, if these arrests, offenses, or convictions happened more than five years before your application, you don’t have to worry about the police reports. However, you need all official court documents. They must be authorized and have the court’s seal. We often run into issues with clients when they supply unofficial documents. They might be old ones that they have lying around.
Court Sealed Official Documents
So, you must request from the court with the seal the official documents of what you were charged with. Were you convicted, or were the charges dropped? Also, what were you sentenced to? And then, did you fulfill that sentence? If you were sentenced to probation, did you meet your probation requirements? Have you paid all your fines and fees? These are essential things that the board will look at to ensure that there is nothing out there pending, that you’re not awaiting trial, or that charges could later be filed. To get your good cause exception, you have to supply those documents. I have also mentioned before that if there are any substantiated claims of child abuse or adult abuse with those agencies, you also need to supply documents from that agency, and you can request them through the agency.
One of the biggest things that happens when applications get flagged to go to a hearing is when the board needs a clearer picture of the disposition of the case. So, it is vital that you show every stage of your case and that nothing is out there pending. Sometimes we have clients who still need to pay fines that are still pending. The board would consider that. You want to ensure, even if it’s a fine from a long time ago, that that has been taken care of. The other issue that comes up sometimes is if your criminal history is 10 or 20 years old. Sometimes the courts call it purging documents. So, there needs to be documentation from that time with those courts. What do you do then? You need to get an official letter from the court stating that those records they did have at one time were purged.
Summary: Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Documents
And then, to the best of your memory, you need to disclose what happened. Were those charges dropped? Were you convicted? And then you’ll reveal that. So, in summary, if any offenses in your criminal history happen within five years, you have to admit the official police report. Suppose it’s outside of five years, no police reports are needed, but for all criminal offenses, court documents have to be authorized with the seal of every stage of your case showing that you fulfilled all of the requirements. And with any of those agencies I previously discussed, so the Child Protective Services or Adult Protective Services, their conclusion of any of their investigations or their findings. Also, if you can’t find those documents, and the court says that they have purged them, you need documentation stating that and then a synopsis of that criminal history to the best of your knowledge.