Criminal Records Search

We go directly into county, state, and federal court records to search for "real time" felony and misdemeanor convictions on your future hire.

Nationwide Criminal Database Search

Also referred to as a Multijurisdictional Criminal Search, this service delves into over 350 million public record sources to uncover criminal activity that has occurred, including locations that are not indicated by the initial SSN/Address Trace. This can be particularly valuable if an individual committed a crime somewhere other than the states or counties indicated by the SSN/Address Trace.

  • Please note: this search cannot be used as a stand-alone search as each state and county court reports into this database at their own discretion using their individual dissemination practices.

Pros

  • Casts a broad initial search net 
  • Useful for extending the overall geographical area searched
  • Combs hundreds of thousands of criminal records databases
  • Very fast and powerful research tool

Cons

  • Notoriously incomplete and out-of-date
  • Vital identifiers are often missing
  • Not FCRA compliant as a stand-alone search (must also be run with a county-level search)
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Federal Criminal, State Specific, District Court Records Search

The federal criminal background check is a search of the 94 federal, state-specific district courts nationwide. This search focuses specifically on violations of federal law, such as kidnapping, drug trafficking, tax evasion, capital punishments, and interstate transport of stolen goods (to name a few). 

County and Statewide Criminal Records Search

A search covering any criminal violations handled at the state or county level, which including all misdemeanor and felony violations. Whether a crime is tried at the county or state court level is dependent upon the type/severity of the crime and the jurisdiction of the courts. 

  • Please note: The federal court system and the state/county court systems do not share information.

Sex Offender Registry Search

A search focused on determining if an applicant is registered on the State or National Sex Offender Registry sites. The registries only allow the public access to Level 3 offender information. Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend, most have committed more than one crime and have exhibited predatory characteristics.

Please note:

  • State Specific Sex Offender Registry - only contains the information for sex offenders convicted in that specific state.
  • National Sex Offender Registry provides information to the public on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders regardless of state boundaries.
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International Criminal Search

An International Criminal History Records Search is a search for criminal violations committed outside of the United States. Each country and province/region within that country disseminates information differently. City police records are the primary source for International Criminal Records Searches. In most countries, each city, state, region or province must be searched to determine if a criminal history exists in that particular jurisdiction. As you might imagine, this can quickly become costly and time consuming. 

State Department of Corrections (DOC) Search

A search to confirm whether or not the applicant has ever been incarcerated, placed on probation, or on parole in the state-specific criminal justice system.

Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)

A search of the CBI for criminal activity. This is not a good stand-alone search to use. Much of the information found in the CBI consists of arrest records only which, by law, cannot be used against an individual when making a hiring decision.

Alias Search

Any search, criminal or civil, using a name other than the individual's given name (e.g. maiden name, nickname, etc.).

INTERPOL Most Wanted Search

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 192 member countries. INTERPOL maintains a list of the most wanted criminals on a global scale.

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