County Criminal Records
Our CRA's default county criminal records product is a 7 year felony and misdemeanor search at the county seat court. Information is always received directly from the court; database information is never utilized for county criminal records searches. Although 7 years is the minimum time frame, they will routinely return information to clients as far back as applicable federal and state laws allow. Record contents typically include date of the offense and/or filing, description of the offense, disposition, and case or file number. All counties nationwide are available.
Statewide Criminal Search
This search comes directly from the state’s official criminal record repository. Information is compiled from the counties within that state. The repository typically includes felony and misdemeanor information from all or most counties; however, be aware that the repository information may be incomplete if a county fails to provide information to the state repository. In addition, pending and recent charges are routinely missing. Statewide searches are valuable as a supplement to county criminal records search. Available in most states.
Federal Criminal Records
This is a search of the federal district courts for any criminal charges that fall under federal jurisdiction. These types of crimes include violations of federal law or those crimes that occur on federal property. Examples include tax evasion, treason, drug trafficking, mail or wire fraud, and immigration law violations. All districts nationwide are available.
National (Multi-Jurisdictional) Criminal Database Search
This is a database search for felony and misdemeanor crimes committed in numerous jurisdictions nationwide. Records are indexed from state repositories, state correctional facilities, and some county records. The availability of records varies greatly from state to state. This is not a true nationwide search of all criminal records, but it is a good supplemental search to county criminal records search. It can also help identify crimes that occurred in jurisdictions that are not revealed by an application, resume, or SSN Trace. Any information returned on a database search is automatically confirmed at the county of origin before being released to the client.
Sex Offender Registry Search
This search includes a national database search of registered sex offenders, as well as a direct search in all states of residence and employment. The registry search reveals individuals that are currently registered as sex offenders; the originating offense is not included, but would likely be revealed in a county criminal records search. Available in all states.
Homeland Security Search
This product is a search of 134 domestic and international sanctions and exclusions lists, including the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. Our Homeland Security Search satisfies a key component of the Patriot Act.
All background check information is provided by an FCRA-certified licensed private investigator. The FCRA-certified licensed private investigator, in its entirety, is responsible for ordering technology, report data, federal/state compliance, accuracy, delivery of reports, thoroughness and presenting the information in an understandable format. Thomas Hamilton & Associates and its dba/subsidiaries (THA), is not nor has ever been a consumer reporting agency (CRA) as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(f), is not responsible for report compliance, does not compile, produce, prepare, update, or have any input regarding the contents of any background or drug screen reports. THA is not responsible for the CRA's sources or accuracy and is not able to edit or alter any part of a finished background report. All adverse action taken on behalf of employers is performed entirely by the CRA, and the CRA its entirety is responsible for all letters, content and the adverse action process. THA is not a reseller as defined by 15 U.S.C.1681a(u) and does not take possession of reports or resell reports to multiple employers.