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Why to Perform a Criminal Record Check?

A criminal record check is an important step to protect your company. This search can make you aware of liability and risks a potential hire can bring to your company. A pre-employment background check can help with protecting assets, avoiding negligent hire claims, minimizing risk, complying with regulations, and avoiding a bad hire. It’s not uncommon for applicants to put false information on job applications, especially when in regards to criminal records.

How Does a Criminal Record Check Work?

Criminal Records can return felony and misdemeanor records or their equivalent. The search is conducted based on, predominantly, name, and date of birth. Most jurisdictions have removed the Social Security Number from the Criminal Record or cannot disclose it by statute limitation.

Absolute Background Search, Inc. standard reporting policy is: All felonies regardless of age, and misdemeanors within 10 years (if specific state/local law is more restrictive than local law will prevail on reporting rules). Criminal Records are obtained from many sources. Regardless of the source, all Criminal Records are verified at the official repository for each jurisdiction. This is REQUIRED by LAW, due to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

What We Can Do For You

Absolute Background Search, Inc. returns background checks faster than most employment screening companies. The average turnaround time for Absolute Background Search, Inc. is less than 48 hours:

  • County Criminal Record Search (same day to 2 days average)
    Results will return felony and misdemeanor records for a 7 to 10 year period in the specified county. Disposition may include jail time, fines, and probation information.
  • Statewide Criminal Record Search (same day to 2 days)
    Searches through government agencies such as the department of public safety or the office of court administration. Results can include arrest information, convictions, and sentencing details.
  • Federal Criminal Record or Civil Search (same day)
    Search of U.S. District courts for criminal or civil records.
  • Sex Offender Search (same day)
    Manual single component current search of individual state Sex Offender Registries to provide information on sexual offenders that are required to register as Sexual/ Violent Offenders in the state where they currently reside.
  • MultiState Criminal Data Search (Instant)
    This exclusive criminal search includes access to more than 500 million individuals and over 2 billion criminal records covering more than 1400 jurisdictions. Typically used as a supplement to a county courthouse or state criminal search, as the National Criminal Record File does not contain all possible criminal convictions. New criminal record data is added regularly with proprietary data added daily.

We don’t rely on criminal record databases for important information like criminal records, as these databases can be incomplete as well as out of date. We have a team of researchers that works directly with the courts at the county level. This means that we get our information directly from the source, providing accurate documentation for any person in any state.

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