Criminal Background Searches

County Criminal Records*

The county criminal record search is the most accurate, up-to-date service for employment purposes. Criminal Records are searched directly at the county courthouse by our extensive court researcher network. Searches will go back a minimum of 7 years and will include felony and misdemeanor information as well as open cases and warrants.

Statewide Criminal Records*

Directly accesses the State’s criminal records repository, coverage and price varies within each state. Searches will provide felony and misdemeanor information going back at least 7 years.

International Criminal Search*

Searches crimes and offenses that are comparable to Felonies through our global search network.

Registered Sex Offender

A simultaneous search of 50 state’s sex offender registries. Currently, pictures of offenders are listed in 43 of the 49 states.

Patriot Act/Terrorist Watch List

Federal law and various government agencies have implemented screening requirements for certain industries. All Americans and businesses are mandated to avoid transactions with individuals designated by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).

Federal Criminal Search

A search at the Federal District Courts for federal criminal convictions.

Instant Searches

Address Locator

Provides instant verification of a person’s Social Security Number as well as up-to-date information on their address history, month/year of birth and any alias names used. This service is used as a tool to identify counties to be searched for criminal records.

Credit Report for Employment

Provides a person’s credit history including lien and judgments and bankruptcy information. *Requires onsite inspection

National Criminal Database

This is an instant database search consisting of millions of records from 50 states. Records are obtained from various agencies in order to proved a broad general search. As with all database records, accuracy varies and is not as thorough as county court searches. It is recommended to use this service in conjunction with a county criminal search.

Statewide Criminal Database

State criminal database searches have an accuracy rate that varies depending on the state. Some states provide more information than others. We suggest this search be used along with a county criminal search.

SS# Trace

Provides year of issuance, State of issuance, checks against SSA’s deceased file and is the number in valid range. Includes former addresses and aliases.

Verification Searches

Employment Verification*

We will verify previous employment supplied by your applicant. Generally requested are; dates of employment, position, salary, performance, reason for leaving, rehire status and any other comments as available.

Education Verification*

This service confirms degrees, diplomas, certificates, and dates attended from universities, colleges, trade/vocational schools, and/or high schools.

Professional Reference

Business colleagues listed on the application are contacted to obtain an assessment of the applicant’s capabilities and work record.

Professional License

We obtain information as to type of license, license number, date and state of issuance, validity, suspensions, revocation, expiration date and restrictions.

International Employment Verification*

Dates of employment and job title are verified for companies located outside of the United States.

International Education Verification*

We contact the educational institute and verify the applicants international degree/diploma/credential and date awarded.

Drug Screening

5 Panel NonDOT Drug Test

AMP-Amphetamines, COC-Cocaine, OPI-Opiates,THC-Marijuana, PCP-Phencyclidine

7 Panel NonDOT Drug Test

AMP-Amphetamines, COC-Cocaine, OPI-Opiates, THC-Marijuana, PCP-Phencyclidine, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates

9 Panel NonDOT Drug Test

Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Propoxyphene, AMP-Amphetamines, COC-Cocaine, OPI-Opiates, Barbiturates, THC-Marijuana, PCP-Phencyclidine

10 Panel NonDOT Drug Test

Benzodiazepines, Methadone, PCP-Phencyclidine, AMP-Amphetamines, COC-Cocaine, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene, Barbiturates, THC-Marijuana, OPI-Opiates

DOT Drug Testing

AMP-Amphetamines, MDMA-Ecstacy, COC-Cocaine, OPI-Opiates, 6-AM-Herion, THC-Marijuana, PCP-Phencyclidine

Other Screening Products

Motor Vehicle Reports*

Reports state driving records, including Commercial Driver License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, oftentimes up to 7 years. An additional state fee may apply.

DOT Verification

The Department of Transportation requires commercial drivers be screened for drug and/or alcohol related incidents. All employers within the past 3 years are contacted.

Medical Sanctions History OIG/GSA

Searches US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Office of Inspector General’s database for individuals and businesses excluded or sanctioned from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federally funded programs. This search is vital for healthcare industries.

Bankruptcy, Liens and Judgment Records

A database search which identifies filings of liens and judgments for an individual or business.

Bank Sanctions Debarment List

Information obtained from the FFIEC. Debarred entities are firms or individuals found to have engaged in fraudulent, corrupt, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices, with sanctions placed on them by World Bank. Sanctions hold wrongdoers accountable for their misconduct, and help deter others from engaging in similar behavior.

Workers Comp Records

Each state carries its own workers comp records. Some states require a signed release form and a notarized consent. Workers Compensation Records search must be performed under ADA guidelines.

Tenant Screening

Eviction Records

Accesses information on potential residents that have been legally evicted from previous properties. Records may include eviction, possession, and monetary judgments in states where the information is available.

Credit Report for (for Tenant)

Provides a credit report with FICO score for tenant screening purposes. (Only available for commercial businesses.). *Requires onsite inspection

* Additional fees from courts, schools, vendors as well as others may apply.