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Definition
Info Cubic's County Criminal search reports criminal court records such as felonies, misdemeanors and in some cases, lesser violations like traffic offenses and ordinance violations that 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 where 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.

Recommended For
Any risk adverse organization regardless of size or industry. Since most criminal court cases originate at the county level, county criminal searches provide the most up-to-date and accurate criminal records. Therefore, we highly recommend this search as a core element for any of our clients seeking criminal records.

Scope
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.

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

Turn Around Time
6 - 72 hours

Information Required

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

Process
The search is performed by our internal researches or via our network of court research partners, and may involve physically visiting the courthouse in person when a technological solution is not available. Our court researchers are experienced, thoroughly vetted and are constantly monitored and tested for accuracy and speed.

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.

*Please note additional third party fees may apply.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: A search of the county court records did not find a subject whose identifiers matched the
candidate information submitted by the client. Clear means the candidate did not have a
record on file at the courts searched by Info Cubic within the scope of the search. It does not
mean that the candidate does not have a criminal record anywhere else.
Hit: A search of the county court records did find a subject whose identifiers matched the
candidate information submitted by the client. The record information will be provided to the
client. A hit returns records from the jurisdiction searched. It does not preclude the possibility
that the subject has additional records in courts not searched by Info Cubic.


Matching Rules for Identifiers on Records

Criminal searches use a best 2 out of 3 match. Typically we are supplied 3 usable identifiers for an applicant:

  • First and last name (sometimes a middle name or initial)
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Social Security Number (SSN)

The researcher will utilize these identifiers when reviewing the criminal index. A typical match is made using first and last name and DOB. The recent trend has been for courts to withhold SSNs from public indexes due to concerns over identify theft. When present, SSN will be utilized in the match.

Click here to the sample report.

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