County Criminal Records

Turnaround Time: 6 -72 hours

Info Cubic’s County Criminal Records reports show criminal court records such as felonies, misdemeanors, and in some cases, lesser violations like traffic offenses and ordinance violations. Legal violations are found by searching the upper and lower courts in 3,100+ jurisdictions across the United States.

There are a few exceptions to this rule that apply when a county has a large number of low level city or municipal courts that each require individual searches (examples include several counties in Ohio and Arizona) – in which case our internal researchers or court research partners search the district/common pleas/upper court and the lower court located in the county seat. Info Cubic strives to provide the most complete information possible, however, in situations in which courts records aren’t centrally located, meaning their district/common pleas/upper court and the lower court are located in two separate facilities or physical locations, it’s common to only retrieve the upper court records.

Info Cubic offers a wide range of scoping options to suit any client’s needs and or requirements. The leading practice is to search all provided and developed names and jurisdictions for the past 7 years.

Did you know

Per reporting from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States has some kind of criminal record. However, this does not mean everyone who has a criminal record is not the right fit for your organization. Many of the records considered in this statistic are arrest only, juvenile, or other records which should not be used in a hiring decision per legal guidance. Info Cubic always provides best practice recommendations to our clients and ensures only criminal records that can be taken into consideration in a hiring decision are reported. Also, a candidate with a conviction should not be automatically disqualified simply for that fact. The EEOC and other agencies advise that a criminal record should be directly related to the responsibilities of the position to be taken into consideration, including felony records. Info Cubic can work with you to implement an adjudication matrix to help you more easily identify those convictions of concern to your organization.

Recommended for

Any risk-adverse organization regardless of size or industry.

Sources

A county criminal records search obtains information, including felony and misdemeanor conviction records, from the upper and lower courts in the specified county.

Turnaround Time

6 -72 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name, date of birth, and address history
  • Applicant AKA – Additional names that an applicant’s record might be filed under (maiden names, nicknames, etc.)

Results Guidelines

Reporting must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and any applicable state laws. All felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, and related activity on record are also reported. Open arrest warrants, cases awaiting trial and charges for failure to appear are also included when available and legally reportable. Laws vary state to state regarding criminal record use in hiring decisions; thus, consultation with qualified legal counsel is highly recommended.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: No criminal records were found matching the subject information provided.
Review: Any legally reportable record found; a pending case or a conviction is found matching the subject information provided.
Missing Information: Information/documentation required to proceed has not been provided. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

County Criminal History in DENVER county CO years:7 for JANE DOE COMPLETE - Review
Search Type: Felony Including Misdemeanor
Case #123456789
Identified By : name, date of birth
Additional identifiers : Name On File: Doe, Jane; DOB On File: 8/01/****
Case Number: 123456798 Offense Date: 07/01/2017
Filing Date: 07/01/2015 Disposition Date: 08/01/2015
Charge Information
Charge: DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE
Crime Type: INFRACTION
Disposition: GUILTY
Sentencing
Type: Fine
Date Active Suspended Completed: $150.00
County Criminal History in BOULDER county CO years:7 for JANE DOE COMPLETE - Clear
Search Type: Felony Including Misdemeanor
No Records Found
in BOULDER county CO years:7

FAQ

Q: Which is the better search for obtaining criminal record information: counties or statewide searches?

A: Generally, county criminal searches are the most informative. While there are some states that have more inclusive and detailed statewide record repositories, most county level searches are more reliable than their statewide counterparts. They tend to include more accurate and up to date information from more courts in the county. To obtain guidance on county versus statewide recommendations in specific states, please reach out to us.

 

Q: Are all courts in the county included in a county criminal search?

A: Not always. Some counties have multiple lower level courts (such as Ohio counties with their vast number of smaller, Municipal courts), and not all courts are included in each county search. Info Cubic strives to provide the most complete information possible, however, in situations where courts records aren’t centrally located, it’s common to only retrieve the upper court records which will contain the most serious convictions.

 

Q: What type of records can I expect in a county criminal search?

A: Depending on the location, you will generally receive records back for Felony and Misdemeanor charges; however, most jurisdictions also provide traffic charges of a more serious nature (such as alcohol/drug related charges, or reckless driving).
Q: How far back is the record information that you report?

A: County criminal records are provided at least for the past 7 years; however, may go back further depending on the laws for that particular state. If a county search with a 10 years scope is ordered, Info Cubic will provide at least 10 years of criminal record information whenever possible (where the state does not limit reporting of conviction information to 7 years).

 

Q: Are criminal searches conducted searching by the social security number?

A: No. Criminal searches are conducted using the name and date of birth. While the SSN may be used as an additional identifier or run through our Social Security Number Trace to find additional addresses and names associated with the candidate, criminal records are always recorded by name and date of birth. As criminal searches are public record, courts do not generally use the SSN to file the information.

 

For further details, call us today at 1-888-925-0922

The Cube Feature

Info Cubic offers clients a variety of ways to order County Criminal Record searches. Our best practice recommendation is to utilize defined criminal scope products. Using these products ensures consistency in screening and allows for a hands-off ordering process. For example, if your desired scope is to run County Criminal Record searches where an applicant has lived for the past seven years, using information provided by the applicant and a Social Security Address Trace, The Cube can automatically generate those counties when the order is placed. A number of different scopes are available to meet your specific needs. They can include searching more or less than seven years (where legally reportable), potentially developing counties where an applicant worked and/or went to school in addition to where he/she lived, etc. If you have different scope needs based on position or location, we can build a number of various packages with differing scopes to meet your exact needs. Your Sales Representative or Account Manager can work with you to ensure you are getting the desired County Criminal Record scope.

Another option for ordering County Criminal Records is for a client user to pick and choose which counties they want run when placing an order manually. This can be done by physically entering counties or by running a Social Security Address Trace lookup during the ordering process and manually selecting which counties to run from the result of that lookup.

Bottom line – Info Cubic is flexible and can configure accounts to offer automated scope definition, manual selection, or both on a given account.

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