Criminal Background Searches
Includes Federal, State, Local, International and Nationwide Instant Index Searches
Search criminal records databases from all 50 states, including digitized records from Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts and county court records. *Database coverage varies by state. Attached is what is all covered in our National Criminal Database Search’s. (Provide Document)
Add an Alias Names Search to expand the search for criminal records beyond the candidate’s legal name, to include any additional candidate-provided names such as nicknames or maiden names. This search can also use aliases returned during the SSN Trace. Price is per candidate and returns results for up to 3 aliases.
We recommend the Crimechex Plus for all new hires to include part time, volunteer, temporary, and full-time personnel. This will become a much-needed pillar in standardizing an employer’s hiring process
A multi-jurisdictional national criminal databases search which is our fastest and most economical way to check aspects of an applicant’s identity as well as check over 500 million records to determine if the applicant has identity issues and/or criminal history you should be concerned about. It’s like ‘throwing a net’ over the U.S. (and around the world, to some degree) to see what you can catch.
For employment screening purposes, we recommend conducting criminal searches on the county level to obtain records that are complete and up to date. Any possible criminal records uncovered on the Crimechex Plus Criminal database will require research at the county level to verify accuracy and completeness of record. For more information, please read Section 613 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
County Criminal Record Searches
County criminal records searches are the most accurate and reliable source for complete and up-to-date criminal records searches. They are compliant with FCRA regulations for employment screening. Laborchex retrieves court records by hand using our national network of professional court runners to search at the county level for the most targeted, up-to-date and accurate information, particularly for counties where the records have not been digitized.
Searches up to 3 counties based on the results of the SSN Trace. The county criminal records search reports felony and misdemeanor convictions, and searches go back at least 7 years, depending on your requirements.
Add an Alias Names Search to expand the search for county criminal records beyond the candidate’s legal name, to include any additional candidate-provided names, such as nicknames or maiden names. This search can also use aliases returned during the SSN Trace. Price is per candidate and returns results for up to 3 aliases.
State Criminal Records Search
Laborchex offers both instant and non-instant court-researched Statewide Criminal Searches. Our robust instant criminal database searches are available in over forty states and provide you with an instant portrait of your candidate’s criminal history. Our instant Statewide Criminal Database directly searches statewide records repositories for felony & misdemeanors going back at least seven years.
Statewide database searches also include the Registered Sex Offender Database information. Search can also include the Fugitive List, Office of Thrift Supervision, INTERPOL Most Wanted, OFAC Blocked List, P.R.I.O.R.S and Denied Person(s) List.
Federal Criminal Records
Records are available in all federal districts. These records are for violations of federal law that are prosecuted in a federal court. They include, for example, bank robbery, interstate drug trafficking, mail fraud, securities fraud, certain types of firearm violations, and crimes committed on federal property.
Nationwide Criminal Records Index
A good auxiliary criminal records search to the State and County levels. The nationwide search, while not comprehensive (as not all locations are required to report findings to this database), may pick up records from geographical locations where your applicant may have been but did not inform you of. The usefulness of the NCRI lies in its “shotgun” approach, and any results found should be followed up by a physical court search on the county level.
Search Wants & Warrants
This is a nationwide database search for outstanding extraditable warrants. Warrants include bad checks, traffic violations, failure to appear, unpaid fines, and felony warrants for probation and parole violations, rape, robbery, forgery, kidnapping and murder.
Registered Sex Offender Search
Search multi-state sex offender registries that includes hundreds of thousands of offender records nationwide. The Registered Sex Offender Search is vital for job applicants in the healthcare industry, education, childcare screening, and any type of position dealing with children.
International Criminal Record Search
International checks are meant for anyone working in the US who previously lived, worked, or attended school in another country. You can run international checks in 200 plus countries.
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