The following is a brief outline of the information that is available in our 50 STATE CRIMINAL RECORD database search that includes information from 50 states.
Be aware that in almost all cases, none of this information is current – i.e., the files are updated on a monthly to semi-annual basis and in several jurisdictions, updates are no longer available.
We only offer this search addition to a normal county or statewide criminal check (depending on the location) because there are too many gaps in the data and it would be negligent if one were to rely solely on the database for a criminal check.
A prime example of the gaps is that in most states, the only names that show up are those from the Department of Corrections (DOC) files of those persons who were sentenced to serve MORE than 1-year in state prison.
If a defendant’s case resulted in probation or a fine, the chances are close to 100% that the name will NOT show up in DOC files.
However, we strongly suggest the database search as an add-on. It is relatively inexpensive and one might be considered negligent to not order it in addition to the normal county/state search conducted based on a subject’s known addresses. The price for this add-on search is *now only $18.00 per name*.