Finding a mugshot in Volusia County
Mugshots are an essential part of arrest records in Volusia County and arrest records are categorized as public records in the state of Florida. Hence, Volusia County mugshots are made available to the public on request. The Volusia County Division of Corrections is the central repository of all mugshots taken in the county. To facilitate quick access to these mugshots, the Division has provided online access to the database of the county's arrest records, mugshots inclusive. To reach the Division web search engine, visit the Volusia government website and select 'Corrections' under the Services tab. On the new landing page select 'inmate information search'. Consequently, the user arrives at the Volusia County Corrections web search engine. This search tool allows the user to query the database by filters including name, booking number, booking date, race, sex, or date of birth. The search result shows the mugshot of the subject with a basic profile. Select the mugshot to view the complete arrest record of the defendant. The mugshot database is updated every 15 minutes and extends to records collated from July 25, 2009, to date. The public can also make an in-person request for a mugshot or arrest record by visiting any of the two detention facilities in the county located at the addresses below.
The Florida daily newspaper, Daytona Beach News-Journal, also publishes Volusia County mugshots on its website. Visit the newspaper's online page and select mugshots under the Sections tab. This selection lands on a dedicated page where the newspaper aggregates all mugshots from the Volusia County Division of Corrections. This dedicated page is designated Daytona Mugshots and has a simple search tool. The search tool affords the users to find a mugshot by gender or booking date. The display blotter on the homepage provides a quick search of mugshots recorded in the past 10 days. To find mugshots older than 10 days, use the search bar on the top right corner of the page. Mugshots on the site are presented chronologically, by booking date, and remain in the database for a maximum of 90 days. To view the arrest charges of a subject, select the defendant's mugshot. The website also aggregates mugshot from Flagler County.
A daily report of all arrests made in the county is provided on the Volusia County Clerk of the Circuit Court website. The user will find this online report under the Criminal Information section after selection the 'Search Records' tab. The report presents a snapshot of the charges against the defendant, the arresting agency, the booking number, bond amount (where applicable), and the name of the judge in charge of the case. Arrest reports for the last 15 days are provided here.
Volusia County Mugshots and Arrest
With over 530,000 residents, Volusia County records a high rate of crime that results in over 30,000 arrests yearly. The latest crime data for the state of Florida shows that the 2018 violent crime rate for the county stands at 375.9 incidents for every 100,000 residents. The property crime rate of the same year for Volusia County is 2,484.5 incidents in every 100,000 residents. Compared to the state's averages of 393 (violent crime rate) and 2,328.4 (property crime rate), Volusia County's violent crime rate is slightly lower while is property crime is slightly higher. The criminal justice process for the county begins with an arrest, after which the arrestee is transported to one of the Volusia County Jails defending on the classification of the crime and gender. These detention facilities are located at the following addresses:
Volusia County Correctional Facility (VCCF)
1354 Indian Lake Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
(386) 254-1565 (Daytona Beach)
(386) 736-5918 (DeLand)
(386) 423-3370 (New Smyrna Beach)
Volusia County Branch Jail (VCBJ)
1300 Red John Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
(386) 254-1555 (Daytona Beach)
(386) 736-5916 (DeLand)
(386) 423-3372 (New Smyrna Beach)
At the jail, booking of the arrest takes place including fingerprinting and taking a mugshot of the defendant. The booking process is handled by the intake Housing Unit of the Volusia County Jail System. The defendant remains in custody until a bond is posted or a judge ordered a release. Within a day of arrest, the defendant must appear before a judge for a First Appearance hearing. At this hearing, the judge determines if there is a probable cause to continue the case against the defendant. Also, at this hearing, the judge may raise the bond, lower the bond, or release the suspect on personal recognizance. A public defender will also be appointed for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
The courtroom for First Appearance hearings is at the Volusia County Branch Jail (VCBJ). Hearings are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. Anyone may attend the hearing. Consequently, the case is formally charged to court. After First Appearance. it typically takes one to two days for the clerk to process future court dates. For inmate court date information, please visit the Clerk of the Court's website. The court proceeding known as Arraignment follows First Appearance. As a rule of thumb, Arraignment occurs three to five weeks after First Appearance.
Obtaining Certified Arrest Records
Certified arrest records for the county are provided by the Volusia County Division of Corrections. To request a copy of these records, contact the Records Custodian at (386) 254-15555. The public may also make an in-person request by visiting the Volusia County Correctional Facility (address above). Duplicates of arrest records are provided at $0.05. Additional charges may apply for requests requiring extensive use of resources or assistance to accomplish. The custodian will furnish the requestor with a quote before filling the request.
Alternatively, the requestor may choose to obtain a certified arrest record from the Volusia County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Visit the Clerk's office website to make a quick search for the online report of these arrest records. Use the 'Search Records' tab on the homepage and select 'Case Inquiry' to access the Case Management System of Volusia County. On this page, the user will be able to search the database by any two combinations of the following filters: name, case number, citation number, case type, or filing date. Select any case number in the search result to view the case details of the defendant. Users are allowed to print an uncertified copy of the search result free of charge. Certified copies are provided at $2 per document and it costs $1 to make copies of each page. A request may attract additional fees, $10.68 per hour where clerical assistance is required to find the physical records and $2 records search fee per year. To obtain certified copies visit any of the Clerk's office locations in the county or mail the office at:
Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 6043
DeLand, FL 32721-6043
(386) 257-6081 (Español)
(386) 822-5711 (Fax)
Sealing and Expunging Mugshots and Arrest Records
Individuals with arrest records in Volusia County may appeal to have the arrest records with the accompanying mugshot sealed from public access and/or expunged from government records. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the state agency responsible for determining the eligibility of such individuals to have their records erased. To apply for this, visit the FDLE website to download the packet containing the detailed instructions/forms as to the regulations governing the sealing and expungement of arrest records. Alternatively, pick up this packet at the various locations of the Volusia County Clerk of the Court office at no charge. Applicants are advised to contact the FDLE at (850) 410-7870 or solicit the services of an attorney for further information. Staff at the Clerk's office are not permitted by law to assist in the completion of the packet. FDLE charges a $75 fee for the processing of the application.
Successful applicants granted the Certificate of Eligibility from FDLE are required as a next step to complete the Petition to Seal or Expunge, an Affidavit and the appropriate proposed order to Seal or Expunge forms. Download and complete all forms which are to be submitted along with the original FDLE Certificate of Eligibility to the Clerk's Office. Applicants will pay a filing fee of $42 before processing of the appeal.
While this process is complex to applicants who cannot retain an attorney's service, as an outreach program, the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) hosts an expunction clinic regularly. This Sealing and Expungement Clinic is an informational presentation by CLSMF to help an individual learn the requirements of the process. After the presentation session, eligible attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with attorneys at no cost to discuss sealing or expunging their arrest records. For more information contact Martha Pardo at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit any of CLSMF offices in the county located at:
Daytona Beach Office
444 Seabreeze Blvd., Suite 150
Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
Fax: (386) 257-6824
101 N. Woodland Ave, Suite 401
DeLand, FL 32720
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