The Criminal Records section of the background report may include criminal records from county courts, department of corrections, Administration of the Courts, and other state legal agencies. The types of offenses can include felonies, misdemeanors, sexual offenses, and even traffic incidents in some cases.
You must use EXTREME CAUTION when analyzing the results of a criminal background search for any purpose. Positive or false matches in criminal searches may not provide confirmation of an individual's criminal background.
Sometimes court records are incomplete as a result of being filtered through different court systems or because of typographic errors when moving the records from paper to computerized format. Dealing with government courts is not the easiest process and while we put every effort into making our data as accurate as possible, we are dependent upon the criminal data made digitally available to us by the courts.
There are some counties that make more criminal data digitally available to us than others. For example, some counties may provide arrests and even traffic cases with the data they make available, while other counties may only report felony and misdemeanor convictions. Some counties provide cases dating as far back as the 1970s while other counties may only provide data for cases dated within the past 7-10. Some counties provide updates more frequently than others. There are still some counties that do not yet make their criminal data digitally available to us.
If there is a conviction you know to exist, dated within the past seven years, you can use our Court Runner feature to send a court researcher directly to that county criminal court, to pull all convictions for that individual for the past seven years. You can read more about our Court Runner feature here.