In New York, does a person have the right to obtain a copy of their criminal record?

Yes.  Pursuant to 9 New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 6050.1, an individual, or his or her attorney who has been authorized in writing, has the right to obtain either a copy of all criminal history information maintained on file at the NY Division of Criminal Justice Services pertaining to him/herself.  If there is no information on file, then the person has a right to obtain a response from the DCJS indicating that there is no criminal history information on file.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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