Criminal Record searches are usually the most common part of the background check. When ordering these types of checks it is important to understand that there are choices to be made
that will determine:
- How extensive the check will be
- How long will it take to run the check
- What types of offenses may be found
- How far the check will go back
Criminal records can be checked on the federal, state, and county level. The most accurate
searches cover all three. In addition, records can be searched in over 200 countries.
Federal Criminal Records Search
You can do a search of Federal district courts for convictions of crimes that occurred on
federal property and convictions of federal laws such as tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, drug
trafficking, immigration law violations and postal offenses. Records provide a criminal history
from the date of disposition, parole or release from imprisonment. When this search is ordered
in any jurisdiction of a state, we search the entire state.
State / Multi-State Criminal Records Search
You can do a criminal search of one or multiple State criminal databases. Search results vary
based on jurisdiction from felony convictions only, to details including records from traffic
courts and Sex Offender Registries. Click here to see description
County Criminal Record Search
County Criminal Searches are considered the most detailed level of criminal record searching.
Typically, we recommend our clients search the counties where your subject lived during the
last 7 years. Any AKA’s (other names they may have used) that are identified in an applicant’s
Social Security Trace should also be searched as part of the criminal records search for the
highest level of accuracy
International Criminal Records Search
Criminal records can be searched in many countries around the world. For more information
contact Prudent Protection Service, Inc.