Why you should order Criminal Background Checks
Avoid the risk of hiring an employee with a troubling criminal past
AccuSource provides fast and efficient direct court searches to uncover potential criminal convictions. All records obtained during a search are reviewed by AccuSource’s quality assurance team to ensure each record provided complies with both state and federal reporting laws.
The Benefits of Comprehensive Criminal Background Screening:
- Protect your employees, customers, and vendors
- Improve morale and productivity
- Protect assets from fraud and theft
- Avoid costly negligent hiring lawsuits
- Protect your organization’s reputation
Court Records & Criminal Background Check Services
County Criminal Direct Records Search
County Criminal Direct Records Searches investigate the potential presence of state criminal convictions at the appropriate county courts. This search reveals felony (crimes typically with
Statewide Repository Criminal Records Search
Statewide Repository Criminal Records Search combs for criminal convictions through the appropriate state repository. This search reveals felony (i.e. murder, rape, lewd acts/sexual abuse on a child, robbery etc.) and related misdemeanor convictions (i.e. spousal abuse, DUI, shoplifting, petty theft, possession of a controlled substance etc.). Completed reports may include: case numbers, offense and disposition dates, charge, and type of charge, disposition and sentence. In addition to convictions, open cases (as state guidelines permit), as well as active warrants, will be reported, based upon state guidelines. Search availability is limited to states with a repository option.
Federal Criminal Direct Records Search
Federal Criminal Direct Records Searches examine criminal convictions at the appropriate federal district court(s). Records identified are for criminal offenses prosecuted under the jurisdiction of the federal court system. These offenses may include bank robbery, embezzlement, kidnapping, human trafficking, child pornography, tax evasion, mail fraud and other violations of U.S. federal statutes. Records are available in all federal districts throughout the United States and applicable U.S. territories.
Federal civil court records and federal bankruptcy court records searches are also available.
Frequently Asked Questions
What options are available in criminal records background screening?
Criminal records generally fall into two main categories, violations of state laws and violations of federal laws. Federal law violations are tried in a federal district court. Violations of federal law may include kidnapping, drug trafficking, human trafficking, fraud and more. A direct search of federal criminal records is required to identify potential federal convictions. Criminal offenses involving state laws are adjudicated at county courts. State laws violations commonly include theft, drug offenses, DUIs, crimes against persons, and more. A direct search of the county court of record is often required to uncover state law violations and convictions.
If I am running a National Criminal Search in the background screens my company conducts, do I still need to run county criminal records or federal criminal records searches?
National Criminal Searches are generally database products versus primary source searches. While extremely useful in a comprehensive criminal background check due to their typically wide breadth of records and low cost, they
How do background screening companies (Consumer Reporting Agencies or CRAs) search for criminal records to potentially report in an employment background screen?
The primary sources of criminal records are at the courts where each criminal case is adjudicated. This may be either a county, municipal or local court for state criminal offenses or a federal district court for federal criminal offenses. For many courts, this may include an in-person search for records. CRAs may also utilize criminal database options, where available, to identify the existence of a potential criminal record. However, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires CRAs to confirm any potential records located through database options at the primary court of record prior to reporting for use in employment decision-making.
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