Q:

How do you find criminal records?

A:

Quick Answer

Criminal records can be obtained via background check, or a federal or state level court record search. Many online criminal record search options are available for persons wanting to obtain a copy of their personal criminal histories via official county and state level websites.

 Know More

Full Answer

Obtaining criminal record histories for other persons may be more difficult depending on factors such as the city and state in which the crime occurred. For example, juvenile criminal records are not normally made available to the general public. Both online and on-site criminal record search tools are usually available for use free of charge, but fees are often required to retain tangible copies of criminal records.

Learn more about Public Records

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you access Pennsylvania criminal records?

    A:

    According to its official website, the Pennsylvania State Police allows criminal records to be accessed online or through a written request form. The state's online criminal records system is known as Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, or PATCH.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you access public court arrest records?

    A:

    Access public court arrest records by visiting the court clerk's office and requesting files in person, by viewing records in public online databases, or by hiring a firm that specializes in criminal background checks. Some records may be inaccessible if a judge ordered them sealed, states Nolo.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a background check?

    A:

    A background check is a targeted search, usually conducted by a potential employer, of certain aspects of a person's past, financial and legal records, with the express purpose of assuring that person does not expose the company or organization to significant risk. The detail and scope of a background check typically relate to the potential job involved and its associated sensitivities.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How can you search Georgia marriage records?

    A:

    Searching for marriage records in Georgia involves filling out an application, providing identification and paying for the record. As of 2014, marriage records cannot be requested online in Georgia, since signatures are required. While anyone can get a certified copy of a marriage license, only the bride and groom can get a certified copy of the application for a marriage license.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore