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What Background Check Services This Site Offers

Whether you want to find out what other people know about you or track another person’s criminal history, you can easily do it on this website.

The process is fairly simple: you only need to choose a state, enter a name and hit the search button.

Search results are taken from an ever growing and updated database. We provide fast and accurate results.

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What do you get?

You will get a full background report containing:

  • Police Records
  • Arrest Records
  • State & County Court Records
  • Conviction & Criminal Records
  • Outstanding Warrants
  • Civil Records
  • Marriage/Divorce Records
  • Address
  • Contact Information

Want to have a deeper understanding of the legal terms used in our reports? See the following terms:

Arrest Recordsdocuments that contain information on all the instances in which a person has been incarcerated by a law enforcement agency. Arrest records usually include the offender’s physical description (plus a mugshot in most cases), personal details, booking and release date, type of offence, arresting agency, the correctional institution where the offender has been detained and bond information.

Arrest records are usually kept in the sheriff or jail’s archives.

Arrest warrant – an arrest order authorizing the police to apprehend a subject. The police cannot issue a warrant by themselves. They must convince a judge or magistrate to sign it and thus make it legally valid. A judge will agree to sign a warrant based on a probable cause that a crime justifying an arrest has indeed been committed.

Once being issued, a warrant remains in force indefinitely until served and the suspect has been taken into custody.

Arson – A criminal act in which a person deliberately and unlawfully sets fire to a property. In most states, arson is considered a felony.

Background Check – Checking a person’s record. Background check can focus on civil matters, such as a person’s marriage and divorce history, bankruptcy, etc. A criminal background check focuses on any problem a person might have had with the law; that is to say, whether he has an arrest record or an outstanding warrant carrying his name or whether he has ever been convicted of a crime in court.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) obligates the authorities to reveal records of a person’s background upon demand.

Burglary – breaking into a building in order to steal

Criminal Record – A criminal record is issued after a person is convicted of a crime. The record contains details about the offense court sentence. To conduct a criminal records search, you will have to go to your county’s Clerk of Court and get access to court dockets.

Embezzlement – to unlawfully use money entrusted to your care for your personal needs.

Felony – a serious crime punishable by more than one year in prison (The crime may also be punishable by death). U.S. states classify felonies according to their severity, for example (in the case of New York) Class D to A – the latter being the most serious.

Fraud – the act of deceiving another person for the purpose of making profit.

Lawsuits – a judicial process in which a case is presented in court to seek settlement.

Larceny – stealing another person’s tangible property

Misdemeanor – An offense less severe than a felony. In most states misdemeanor crime is punishable by up to a year in the county jail. Misdemeanors are classified according to their severity, for example Class C – A in the case of Texas.

Murder – Intentionally killing a person.  A murder crime is legally defined as either second or first degree, the latter being more severe as it includes premeditation. First degree murder can be punished by life in prison with no parole or by death in some states.

Prostitution – engaging sexually with another person for a fee. In all states (apart from certain locations in Nevada) prostitution is illegal and considered a misdemeanor offense. It should be noted that not only the prostitute acts against the law but a person who pays for her/his sexual service is also committing a crime of solicitation of prostitution. If a minor is involved, then solicitation becomes a felony.

Public Records documents detailing governmental conduct which are open to public view. Public records can deal with civil issues, such as marriage records, or criminal issues such as criminal records. Each state has its own legal version of the Freedom of Information Act which obligated the authorities to put most of their records at the disposal of the public.

Some states are more willing than others to reveal criminal records to public inspections. In Texas, for example, criminal records are almost entirely considered public records. In California, in contrast, a person can get access to criminal public records related to him only.

Robbery – robbing a person or a certain place usually with the use of illegal force. Robbery in most cases is considered a felony.

Sex Offender Database – According to federal and state laws, details of former sex offenders must appear in an open registry for public notification. It is also the offenders’ obligation to submit their name and address to the registry.

Each state has its own sex offender registry where you can locate sexual offenders or predators by name, zip Code or address. There are some counties which maintain a local registry.

Sexual Offenses – Forcing another person to engage in a sexual activity against her will.

Sexual Predator vs. Sexual Offender – A sexual predator is a person who committed a serious sex offense, such as forcible rape. In many states, a conviction of a first degree sex felony or two second degree sex felonies turn a felon into a predator.

A sexual offender has committed a relatively minor sex offense such as possessing or distributing materials containing child pornography.

Speeding Tickets – a ticket issued by a law enforcement officer due to driving above speed limit

Suspicion – A reason to believe that a person has been involved in an illegal act. In the United States, suspicion does not indicate guilt, which can only be established in court based on proper evidence.

Vandalism – An act of deliberately damaging private or public property.