County Criminal Search
This search is the key to conducting a thorough check of the applicant’s criminal history. When a search is ordered for a particular county, we send a court researcher to the county courthouse to conduct a manual search of the records of the clerk of the court. This search contains the most detailed, accurate, and up to date criminal information and will provide a minimum of 7 years of criminal history. Additional court access fees may apply.
State-level Criminal Search
This search provides results obtained from the criminal databases that are maintained by individual states. The information available from the state databases varies widely from state to state. It is recommended that any results obtained from this search be confirmed through a County Criminal Search, which will also provide a greater level of detail.
Nationwide Criminal Search
This search provides results from all available criminal and national security databases. The results of this search typically do not include any details of the reported offense. It is recommended that any results obtained from this search be confirmed through a County Criminal Search, which will also provide a greater level of detail.
Wants and Warrants Search
This search reveals active wants and warrants and identifies the issuing agency. Active warrants will not appear in criminal history searches so this search is often necessary to obtain a complete view of the applicant’s criminal behavior.
Employment and Tenant Credit Reports
The information contained in these reports includes bankruptcies, liens, judgments, and a credit history which provides a summary of how the applicant manages his/her financial obligations. These reports are also useful as an additional source of identity verification as they provide information on the applicant’s aliases, social security number, address history, and employment history.
This search provides a summary of the applicant’s driving record which may include traffic violations, driving related offenses, and restrictions/suspensions/revocations. This search may also reveal misdemeanor DUI convictions which are sometimes not included in the criminal histories of all jurisdictions.
Social Security Number Search
This search will provide information regarding the names, aliases, and addresses associated with the social security number provided by the applicant. A social security number search can also uncover information of fraudulent use of the number.
If approval is obtained from the applicant, the applicant’s previous employers are contacted to verify dates of employment, positions held, duties, performance, and salary (when available). Our verification specialists can use their standard sets of questions or clients can provide specific questions tailored to their industry.
Educational institutions provided by the applicant are contacted to verify dates of enrollment, degrees received, and grade point average. If the applicant is still enrolled, student status, credits earned, and projected date of graduation is verified. In many cases, student transcripts can be obtained for an additional fee.