Criminal Search

Employee Criminal Record Search

Criminal records are often the foundation of a background check. It’s critical for clients to ensure all criminal records are real-time, accurate, confirm identity, and to report records according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) regulations. A criminal record is a summary of a charge, conviction, or dismissal of a crime. Identifiers include name, date of birth, address, and/or other identifying information reported along with the record. Level and types of crimes reported vary by state.

National Federal Criminal Record Search

Crimes that involve federal laws can only be tried in federal court. Offenses include fraud, embezzlement, antitrust violations, insider trading, tax evasion, bribery, public corruption, kidnapping, interstate drug trafficking, bank robbery, counterfeiting, acts of terrorism, postal fraud, immigration violations, and gun violations. Certain wrongful acts, such as tax evasion, may be prosecuted in both the criminal and civil system. National search includes 94 federal judicial districts, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and three territories of the United States: the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Records are updated daily and turnaround is 24 – 48 hours.

Statewide Criminal Record Search

Statewide courts report all classes of felony and misdemeanor records. Superior courts interpret state laws while each state makes and interprets its own laws.
Records are updated daily and generally reported in 24 – 48 hours.

County Criminal Record Search

County courts are courts of general jurisdiction and may be given powers of original jurisdiction to originate hearings. Typical county records involve crimes that happen within that county and range from lower felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic cases. County courts may also hear appeals as to misdemeanor convictions passed in lower courts.
Records are updated daily and generally reported in 24 – 72 hours.

Rapsheets National Criminal Database (Proprietary Database Check)

Records are obtained from the Administer of Courts (AOC), Department of Corrections (DOC), county and city courthouses, and include over 500 million criminal records from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. Updates are monthly from most states and others depend on availability by the state. Records includes tribal criminal records, national registered sex offenders list, and federal and international watch list. This comprehensive list has over 100 varying federal and international agencies that maintain lists of individuals who are wanted, sanctioned, and are deemed harmful.
Records from most states are reported instantly and updated in 30 – 45 days.

** Hits require real-time criminal search to validate record prior to reporting to meet FCRA regulations

Statewide Criminal Database (Proprietary Database Check)

AOC, DOC, and court supplied information varies by state as well as updates. All states include statewide registered sex offender information. Some states contain supplemental county records.
Records from most states are reported instantly and updated in 30 – 45 days.

** Hits require real-time criminal search to validate record prior to reporting to meet FCRA regulation

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