Crime history information for the state of Hawaii is maintained by the Criminal Justice Data Center (CJDC). Among the many responsibilities fielded by this agency are the maintenance of arrest records and other crime data pertaining to law offenders charged in the state and the eventual dissemination of this information among crime justice agencies and civilian applicants.
From where does the CJDC collect the information for its repository?
Under state laws, all criminal justice agencies, including police stations, state patrol, prosecution, courts, county clerks and corrections have to send information about criminal occurrences and the processing of offenders to the CJDC. This information is stored on the basis of personal identifiers as well as fingerprints. While the former is used for initiating most civilian warrant search inquiries, the latter can yield positive matches.
What information is included in the database of the crime history information center?
The datacenter only keeps information pertaining to arrests that have occurred within Hawaii. Regardless of the crime in question, as long as the alleged perpetrator was taken into police custody and booked, the database will contain information on case. The CJDC has details on matters involving felonious crimes, misdemeanors as well as petty violations. Sometimes, the data center may keep information on arrests made in connection with federal and military charges, if the accused was apprehended in Hawaii.
However, in such cases, the arrest records will only indicate that the offender was turned over to the appropriate authorities without any mention of conviction or case disposition. In contrast, when it comes to cases that were tried in Hawaii, the applicant will be able to find out about how the trial progressed, the verdict and sentencing.
The criminal profiles on record with the agency will also include identifiable information about the offender such as date of birth, gender and SSN for all subjects. Other information held by the agency that is not offered as part of crime history search results includes wanted posters or inclusion in the most wanted lists issued by a law enforcement agency, court dockets of judicial and public proceedings, original arrest records from the police blotters, administrative and court opinions that are published, announcement or information pertaining to the granting of executive clemency or pardon by parole authority.
The sex offender registry maintained the CJDC is available to all while arrest records from the police blotters will have to be accessed by approaching the law enforcement agency that handled the detention. However, the applicant will need to have the date, location and time of arrests to avail this information.
How can you conduct a crime history inquiry in Hawaii and what can you expect in response?
There are two ways to conduct an arrest warrant search in Hawaii and the response offered under the provisions of these facilities will differ greatly.
Conviction only arrest records: As their name suggests, these reports will exclusively have details on cases that ended in a guilty verdict. These inquiries can be conducted online as conviction charges and information are considered public data. Hence, no restrictions have been imposed on their dissemination.
To access this information, you can use the eCrim website of the agency at https://ecrim.ehawaii.gov/ahewa/. You will be charged $10 per inquiry and you can conduct the warrant search on the basis of the name of the subject along with the date of birth, SSN or the gender
Complete criminal history: You can also get in touch with the Criminal Justice Data Center ad request them to conduct the warrant search for you. These investigations will be charged at $30 and you will have to visit the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center at 465 S. King Street, Room 102, Honolulu, HI 96813.