Criminal records like Guam Criminal Records are some of the most requested for records from the government owing to the fact that these are the official records of the government in regards to the criminal background of the person named in the record, and because that is the case, these records are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove the criminal background of the person named in the record. There are various reasons why people would want to know the criminal background of a person, but it would most often have something to do with the fact that most people tend to judge other people on the basis of the things that such a person had done in the past.
It is, therefore, not surprising that there are those people who would rather hide or gloss over the fact of their background, but there are also times when the people around such person must know about the past of that person, and where the best source of the background of a person is not cooperating, because the best source of intelligence in regards to the background of the person would be the person himself or herself, then there is the need to depend upon the use of these criminal records in order to find out about the criminal past of the person.
As the official records of the government, these records are afforded the presumption of regularity, and the presumption works so as to exempt the person presenting the records from having to prove that the contents of the records are true and accurate, though it must be noted that the presumption is not absolute and would be overturned through the use of competent evidence that would be presented by the party who would claim that the contents of the records are false. More importantly, these records are given the presumption only if they are obtained from the proper sources, thus, there is still the need to prove that fact when the records are presented. It must also be noted that the presumption applies only on the contents of the records written, thus, anything that is not written on the records cannot be presumed to be true and accurate.
A request for copies of the records could be done from a number of offices, but most of the requests for copies of the records are done at the local or county level because a request here would be faster and more efficient. The method that one would use in order to make the request for copies of records at this venue would either be through the mail or in person depending on the office where the request would be made, and both methods would have their own inherent set of advantages and disadvantages that would have to be taken into consideration when making the request.
Criminal Records Guam are also available online through the use of online databases, but it must be noted that these online databases, despite presenting information that would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the official sources, are not official sources for the presumption of regularity to apply to them.