Q:

What are arrest charge codes?

A:

Quick Answer

Arrest charge codes are used by the legal system to provide information on an arrest and the ensuing legal process, as detailed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Charge codes are also commonly used to perform background checks, as they are a concise way of relaying information regarding a person's contact with the legal system, according to National Employment Screening. Codes may vary by jurisdiction.

Know More
What are arrest charge codes?
Credit: Joe Raedle Getty Images News Getty Images

Full Answer

As the Missouri State Highway Patrol explains, charge codes are created upon arrest and are then used as the case moves through the legal system, from prosecution to incarceration to probation. Most jurisdictions have charge codes for multiple categories, such as those used by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, including a statute number and subsection; a uniform offense numeric code; the level of the charge, such as misdemeanor or felony; the degree of the charge, such as first, second or third degree; an indicator on whether the subject is a juvenile; a shorthand code identifying the charge; and a description of the charge. Charge codes used to indicate class may include violation for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor for petty larceny or criminal possession of marijuana, a felony for third degree burglary and a violent felony for second degree robbery or criminal possession of a weapon, as detailed in New York State Law.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is a meritorious mast award?

    A:

    Meritorious mast awards are used as official recognition for a job well done. They are used in the United States Navy to recognize enlisted members who have performed above and beyond their usual requirements of duty or have displayed exceptional judgement or initiative.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you use a trickle charger?

    A:

    A trickle charger is used to constantly charge a car battery at the same rate at which the battery self-dissipates its charge. A trickle charger is used by connecting the positive cable of the charger to the positive end of the battery and connecting the negative cable to an available ground source.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is a "letter of appointment"?

    A:

    A Letter of Appointment of Executor is used to prove that an individual has been put in charge of a deceased individual's estate, according to RocketLawyer. The person who has been named the Executor is in charge of the deceased's estate and carrying out the requests in the will.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are Webkinz shop codes?

    A:

    Webkinz shop codes are used to purchase virtual animals, virtual clothing or virtual room items, either singly or in bundles, for play all across the Webkinz electronic gaming worlds. The codes are available for purchase through the Ganz website. Webkinz plush animals purchased from retailers also include secret shop codes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore