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What Info Can You Find with Criminal Records?

In the past, searching for someone’s criminal records was a tedious, complicated process. But these days, instead of making numerous phone calls and going in person to clerks’ offices to see the records for individual county courthouses, you can immediately search the millions of criminal records available online in nationwide databases.

In doing so, you can find out if someone was arrested, if they went to trial, and what the outcome of that trial was (jail time, probation, fines, etc.).

On top of the great level of ease with which an online criminal records search can be completed, you can be sure that the criminal record profiles to which we have access are thorough and up-to-date. Among others, they include the following databases:

  • Department of Corrections
  • Sex Offenders/Megan's Law
  • Nationwide Wants and Warrants
  • Administration of Courts
  • Patriot Act Database
  • Department of Public Safety
  • CA Criminal Filings
  • LA Municipal Criminal Filings

How to Conduct a Search for Criminal Records

For the fastest, most accurate criminal records search results, input as much information as you can about a person into the search fields above. Search by full name, and include a city and state, if you know them.

Example Searches:

  • James Smith Dallas TX
  • James Smith TX
  • James L Smith

Reasons to Perform a Search for Criminal Records

Lots of people perform searches for criminal records on a daily basis. A few of the most common reasons for looking for criminal records include:

  • Seeing if someone you know was a sex offender
  • Researching a potential significant other
  • Checking the criminal history of a new neighbor
  • And a whole lot more!

No matter the reason, you can perform your searches for criminal records quickly and easily with the help of USA People Search.

Criminal Records Articles

Browse these articles for more information on how and why you may want to search for criminal records:

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