Criminal Record Searches

National Criminal and Sex Offenders Database Check

One search that contains more than 245 million criminal records from various counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), state sex offender registries, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Terrorist List, and Federal/State/Local Fugitive List . This search is particularly valuable for both identifying other states and counties to search that may not be revealed in the Identity Trace and reveal criminal histories that may exist in other states and jurisdictions.


Coverage: Click here for the Jurisdictions Searched


Benefits: It is particularly valuable for identifying criminal records that may exist in other jurisdictions that may not be revealed in the county level criminal records check.


Turnaround Time: Instant

Recommended: All applicants


Important Note: This is a broad-based search performed by name and date of birth match. This search should be used only as a supplement to a county level criminal check. In compliance with the FCRA 613(a)(2), we will re-verify any possible records found with the originating source before reporting the search results.



National Federal Criminal Record Check

Federal-level searches involve cases in which a person was tried by the the United States government in a U.S. District Court. Some examples include fraud, tax evasion, cyber crimes, hate crimes, and organized crimes. This search is conducted using a public access system and searched nationwide. The information returned will consist of the defendant's name, case number, case type, and any available case details.


Turnaround Time: Same Day

Considerations: If a name match is found, additional research of the case file may be required to obtain a positive identification, thus additional fees may apply.



Statewide Criminal Records Check

This is a statewide search of criminal records directly from the state central repository or clerk of courts (when applicable). The "central repository" is the designated/regulatory agency of each state that maintains criminal history records of those individuals whom have been subject to that state's criminal justice system. The vast majority of these records are reported from county courts and law enforcement.


Turnaround Time:: 1-30 Business Days (Depends on the state)


Benefit: Covers a broader search area within the state where criminal records may exist outside of the county-level criminal check where applicant has lived, worked, or studied.


Considerations: Not all states are available. The statewide criminal search is only as accurate and current as the various law enforcement agencies and county courts reporting. Per a recent Department of Justice Study, many county courts are not reporting, reporting regularly, and/or not providing final arrest dispositions. Therefore, this search should only be used as a supplement to a county-level criminal records check.


County-Level Criminal Records Check

7yr search of felony and misdemeanor arrests and convictions in the county seat. Search results will include case number, case type, filing date, charge(s), arrest disposition, disposition date, and sentencing.


Turnaround Time:  1-3 Business Days (depends on the jurisdiction; delays can occur due to holiday closures, clerk ran searches, or otherwise at mercy of the court).


Recommended: All applicants and counties searched where applicant has lived, worked, and studied for past 7 years. This is the most current, accurate, and reliable way available to uncover a criminal history if one exists, guaranteed!



International Criminal Records Check

Criminal searches that extend beyond the U.S. spanning over six continents of the world including Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America and the Australia. Known terrorists, fugitives, and those involved in organized crime are identified by our international criminal searches.


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