Arrest records like Clayton County Criminal Records are the official records of the government in regards to the criminal record of the person whose name appears on the record, and such information is always something that is of great interest to the public given that such information is of some use to them when they are trying to find out the past of the person. Such exercise is often necessary because people tend to judge other people on the basis of the thing that they had done in the past, and as such, a person who has a criminal record would often find it hard to find people who would trust him outright.

A person who has an arrest record in his or her name is someone who had been arrested before, and thus, someone who has a criminal background, but the fact that a person has no arrest record in his or her name does not mean that such person has no criminal background, and even if that would be the case, the fact that a person has no criminal background should not mean that such person could be trusted right away. It is submitted that the best way to know if a person could indeed be trusted would be through decades of interaction with the said person, and it is only when such time is not available that these records be depended upon.

As the official records of the government in regards to the criminal background of the person named in the record, these records enjoy the presumption of regularity, and because of that, there is no need for the party who is presenting the records to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate. Indeed, the best way to prove the authenticity of a record regarding the criminal background of the person would be to compare them with these records.

Copies of the records may be obtained at the local or county level through the office of the clerk of court, and the procedure for making the request would either be to make the request through mail or to make the request in person. Both methods would have their own inherent set of advantage and disadvantages, mostly having something to do with the amount of time that would be required in order to process the request. The person interested in the record would be the one who would have to decide as to which method he or she would use. Note that requests for these records may be done by anyone as they are public records.

Clayton County Criminal Records may also be obtained online through internet-based archives that oculd present information that would be roughly the same as that which may be obtained from the official sources despite the fact that most of these databases would be privately owned. Of course, as they are not official sources, they could not be given the presumption of regularity, but note that they could provide the information in question faster and more efficiently.