- Criminal Records
- Reported Criminal Records
The information on criminal records is obtained by a court researcher visiting the courthouse within the county or state that is requested, unless direct connection to the courthouse via modem/Internet is established. The search is conducted per name, per county and will obtain felony records and includes misdemeanor when they are available.
Why criminal checks?
- 67% of criminals released from prison in 1994 were re-arrested for at least one serious crime within the next three years (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 6/2/02)
- The National Crime Victimization Survey, released by the U.S. Department of Justice in December of 2001, analyzed workplace violence from 1993 to 1999. On average, 1.7 million violent incidents per year were committed against employees at work.
- Nearly 60% of sex offenders are under conditional supervision (probation or parole) in the United States. (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Criminal record searches go back at least seven years. Some states allow longer periods, but because of the lack of a workable national rule, the industry standard is a seven-year search.
- County Criminal Record Search (1-3 days average)
Results will return felony and misdemeanor records for a 7 year period in the specified county. Disposition may include jail time, fines, and probation information.
- Statewide Criminal Record Search (same day to 3 days)
Searches through government agencies such as the department of public safety or the office of court administration. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details.
- Federal Criminal Record or Civil Search (same day)
Search of U.S. District courts for criminal or civil records.
- Sex Offender Search (same day)
Manual single component current search of individual state Sex Offender Registries to provide information on sexual offenders that are required to register as Sexual/ Violent Offenders in the state where they currently reside.
- Nationwide Criminal Record Search (same day)
This exclusive criminal search includes access to more than 300 million criminal records covering all 50 states. Typically used as a supplement to a single county courthouse search, as the National Criminal Record File does not contain all possible criminal convictions. New criminal record data is added regularly with proprietary data added daily.
- We don't rely on criminal record databases for important information like criminal records these databases can be incomplete as well as out of date. We have a team of researchers that works directly with the courts at the county level. This means that we get our information directly from the source, providing accurate documentation for any person in any state.