Why order a Federal Criminal?
Federal criminal searches are pulled directly from a repository that is maintained by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. There are 94 federal district courts that process white collar crimes as well as criminal offenses. White collar crimes include offenses such as mail fraud, embezzlement, forgery, counterfeiting, copyright infringement, etc. Federal criminal offenses include kidnapping, crimes across state lines, bank robbery, drug trafficking, crimes on federal property, etc.
A common misconception is that a national criminal report is the same as a federal criminal report. National criminal reports include state level records across the United States. Please see our national criminal page for detailed information.
Research Services will seek out and investigate federal criminal records for as long a such records are available in the relevant state. In some situations records will only be available for a maximum of 7 year or 10 years or a different period of time. State laws and the FCRA(Fair Credit Reporting Act) may limit reporting for certain subjects.
Turnaround Time: Typically Able To Be Returned Same Day or Next Day
Federal Criminal Results May Include:
- Offense Date , Filing Date, Disposition Date
- Case Number
- Charge Type (Felony, Misdemeanor)
- Sentencing Descriptions
- Court Description
- Identifiers on Record File
- Years Searched
County criminal searches are one of the fundamental searches in any background screening report.
Federal Criminal Searches
Federal Criminal Searches are pulled directly from a repository maintained by Administrative Office of U.S. Courts.
Research Services offers the National Criminal Index as a pre-screen used in conjunction with other criminal searches.
Sex Offender Search
A nationwide sex offender registry search includes all states, D.C., U.S. Territories and Indian Tribes.