According to Florida's Public Records Law, all arrests are public record. The only way to have records pertaining to an arrest removed is to go through a legal process called "Order to Expunge" or "Order to Seal". Click here for more information on the Expunge/Seal process.
The person could have been arrested by a law enforcement agency other than the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. We do not capture arrests made by the Brooksville Police Department or the Florida Highway Patrol. If you are sure that HCSO made the arrest and you are searching by name, try searching by the last name only or by other variations of the spelling. Your criteria must match what we have in our database exactly when searching by name.
There can be several reasons why no photo appears:
The arrestee was issued a misdemeanor citation or notice to appear and was not actually booked into the Hernando County Jail.
There is a time delay between the time of arrest and the time that the arrest affidavit is returned to the Sheriff's Office for processing. The photo will not appear until our Records Section processes the affidavit.
The arrest occurred before the Sheriff's Office began linking booking photos to arrest records (August 30, 2000).
Try entering the street name only (do not include St. , Rd., etc.). If you still get no results, try different variations of the spelling. Your criteria must match what we have in our database exactly when searching by street name.
If you would like to obtain LOCAL information only, you can come to the Sheriff's Office Records Section, located at 18900 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville. The hours of operation for our Records Section are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Florida criminal history checks are available through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Click here to visit their website for more information.