Criminal Record Searches | Employment Screening

Criminal Record Searches

Identify criminal convictions or lack thereof so you can hire with confidence.


Establishing whether an employee has a criminal record is a crucial step in assessing the risk of bringing that person into your organization. While not every crime would automatically prevent an applicant from being hired, having that knowledge allows you to make an educated decision.

You can use the results of a criminal background check to then assess the applicability of the record to the position’s level of responsibility, exposure to assets or customers, and other criteria.

In addition to creating a safer and more secure environment, criminal record checks can also produce other important benefits, such as:

  • Identifying potentially risky hires
  • Helping safeguard your organization’s reputation
  • Protecting organizational assets
  • Fostering trust among current employees
Conducting a criminal history search that is tailored to the requirements of the position not only helps to lessen the potential for on-the-job incidents, it can also help organizations avoid or defend potential negligent hiring lawsuits.

On-site criminal records are conducted by a qualified court records researcher. This search is conducted for a minimum of 7 years of felony and misdemeanor records. Records are provided directly from the courts and identify criminal conviction details including felony and misdemeanors. Criminal records can be conducted at the county or statewide level depending on the state being searched.

Criminal Background Checks

County Criminal Record Search
HR TruCheck considers county searches the "Best Practices" approach to criminal history investigations. The County Criminal Record Search is a "hands-on" search conducted by thousands of researchers at courthouses nationwide to ensure accuracy. This search reports details of felony and misdemeanor convictions, and open cases including: charge, offense date, conviction date, disposition, and sentence. We can conduct a search in any county in the United States.
Statewide Repository
Statewide criminal records are held in State Repositories where the individual county in that state forward records to them. The state repository holds criminal information from all the counties in that state. We recommend that state searches only be processed as a supplement to the more comprehensive county criminal search.
National Criminal History Search
The sources of data include 50 states and covers more than 220 million criminal history records on more than 85 million people. This search covers multiple sources for criminal records including state and county criminal record repositories, U.S. Department of Corrections, parole records, federal fugitive files and records from other state agencies. Although this database covers the entire United States, the depth of information is limited compared to hand searched court records; many states only include Department of Correction records. Therefore, this database is the ideal compliment to an existing criminal search program because you can now search where the applicant has been and not just where they live currently.
Federal Criminal History Search
Federal criminal records search directly accesses the Federal crime repository to identify criminal convictions at the Federal level. Federal criminal charges are usually for more serious offenses and can include but is not limited to, securities and tax law violations, immigration and weapons violations, interstate drug crimes, terrorism, civil rights violations, crimes on federal property and violations of federal laws.
Homeland Security Check- Patriot Act - Terrorist Watch
Identifies persons on the Homeland Security Watch List. This screening has an instant turn around time.
International Criminal Search
HRTC can request criminal history for any country or province in the world.
National Wants and Warrants
This search is a Nationwide search for any outstanding Extraditable Warrants in any state which includes Misdemeanors or Felonies. 24-48 hour turnaround.
Fingerprinting Services
The Georgia Criminal Information Center (GCIC) will no longer accept manual fingerprint-based cards and will only use accept Electronic LiveScan digital prints. HR TruCheck is an authorized Mobile Fingerprint Provider. HRTC is happy to schedule Weekly, Monthly or Quarterly visits to clients' facilities for this service. Quotes are based on your location.
Sex Offender Registry Check
This is a search of statewide databases of registered sexual offenders.
Civil Record Search
Current litigation may take away from a new employee’s job performance. Civil records give information concerning litigation that the applicant may be subject to.
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