Criminal Record Solutions
State Criminal Records Search
Where available and permitted by state law, criminal records are investigated via an all-county search conducted through the state court system or at the centralized state repository. Some state repositories are less complete than others depending on their processes and timely reporting from each county to the state repository can vary.
County Criminal Records Search
Criminal cases originate at the court in which they are filed and most felony and misdemeanor cases are adjudicated in county courts. Court structures do vary from state to state and often a direct request to the court clerk or a physical visit to the court is the only method for investigating criminal records when no comprehensive statewide alternative or electronic access is available.
Federal Criminal Records Search
Crimes tried in the Federal Court system typically involve violations of the Constitution or federal law. These crimes may include tax evasion, embezzlement, bank robbery, kidnapping, mail fraud and other violations of federal statutes. Federal criminal convictions do not appear in state or county felony and misdemeanor court record searches, therefore a federal district search is imperative if such records are needed. There are 94 Federal Judicial Districts and investigations may include a single district or all courts.
State Criminal Record Locator
Our State Locator can be an important supplemental search for your background investigation to ensure a comprehensive screen for your applicants and employees. The secondary source information in the databases utilized can include records obtained from state court, law enforcement and corrections entities as well as sex offenderregistries nationwide. This tool can be critical to identifying criminals when the original court record may not be available (e.g. juvenile, expunged, undisclosed jurisdiction, court error, etc). All records identified through this search are confirmed live with the source before they are reported.
National (Multi-Jurisdiction) Criminal Record Locator
With access to several of the nation’s largest aggregated criminal record databases our National (multi-jurisdiction) Criminal Record Locator, like the State Locator, is an important supplemental tool perfect for situations involving multiple jurisdictions or mobile applicants. The secondary source information in the databases utilized can include records obtained from county, state and federal court, law enforcement, corrections and regulatory entities as well as sex offender registries nationwide. All records identified through this search are confirmed live with the source before they are reported.
International Criminal Records Searches
We live in a global community and, more and more now, employers are facing the challenges and opportunities of having a global workforce. Criminal justice systems and individual privacy laws vary greatly around the world. That is why we work with partners within each country who know the laws and regulations and understand the nuances of the court system to provide you with compliant and comprehensive information across international borders.
Global Terrorist Watch
When Homeland Security is a concern this check provides a solution by comparing applicant information to numerous government watch lists maintained by the United States, foreign governments and international entities. All records identified through this search are confirmed live with the source before they are reported.