Request for personal records
Asked by Christina Rosalita on December 21, 2016.
1 answer from Jack R-W.
I’d like to pose a hypothetical question:
If an individual had been given clear indication that some sort of investigation of them was taking place, what agencies should they begin making requests and what documents should be requested? This investigation would involve the cooperation of agencies across several states including California (spanning over 4 years). I mention this because this would likely indicate the cooperation of state and federal level agencies.
Also if an individual was declared incapacitated in some way in order to obtain any sort or form of a power of attorney; what documentation would be available to that individual? Consider the scenario in which the individual has not and does not give informed consent nor has the individual received any information regarding the procedure or proceedings.
If the investigation is open, you won’t get anything. If they are law enforcement records, you won’t get anything in California. If you believe you have an FBI file, you can request it. You may or may not receive it. If someone was declared incapacitated to obtain power of attorney, there will be court records to that effect.