What is a county criminal record search?
This is a thorough search of criminal records available at the county level, where most records occur. All felony and misdemeanor crimes are tried at local jurisdictions and filed in county courthouses. These records are housed in more than 3,200 U.S. counties and contain the most accurate and up-to-date information.
What is the purpose of a county criminal record search?
This search screens the candidate’s home county and potentially past counties of residence, depending on the scope of the screening provider to find the most thorough information on potential criminal records.
Information yielded from a county criminal background search:
- Pending case(s) information.
- Convictions, adjudications withheld (during hold period).
- Active warrants.
If a criminal record is located, the search may include:
- The level of offense.
- Identifiers are used to match the record to the applicant.
- Sentencing received
What is a statewide criminal record search?
This is a thorough search of criminal records available at the state level.
What is the purpose of a statewide criminal record search?
To find additional criminal records in the candidate’s state, outside of their county of residence. A statewide criminal background search utilizes state-level databases to discover criminal records. Not all counties report into state databases, and each state database functions differently.
What if the person being screened has various aliases?
Criminal records are typically filed under the name the individual had when they committed the crime. KRESS implements a Social Security Number Trace as an identifier to reveals any alias names so that records are not missed if filed under a different name.
What if the person being screened has different addresses?
Most background checks screen seven years, however if a person’s current address is only screened and they have lived there for less than seven years records may be overlooked. This is why KRESS utilizes a Social Security Number Trace as an identifier to reveals past and present addresses so that records are not missed.
The reason why so many organizations—including international corporations such as ExxonMobil—trust KRESS with their criminal record searches is because all of our clients receive professional, discreet service every time. We combine cutting-edge technology with committed customer service, returning reliable, legally compliant reports on every job candidate considered for businesses both large and small quickly and efficiently.
Are you ready to confirm that your preferred job candidate or employee are who they say they are? Contact KRESS today to get started. You can request a FREE sample report to ensure that all your questions will be answered by our screening experts.