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What is a Criminal Record Search?

What is a Criminal Record Search?

When you first meet someone that can potentially become a big part of your life, you simply cannot judge them based on appearance alone. Whether it’s a person that has become closer to your children, a new neighbor, or romantic interest, you can’t easily tell if they have anything in their past that should be of concern to you. By performing a criminal record search you take the fear and guesswork away from finding out who a person really is and protect yourself from being blindsided. Your criminal record search results will also let you know whether there is anything to be concerned about the person you need to research.

When looking up criminal records, you will get a detailed crime report that has information from the Department of Corrections, Sex Offenders/Megan's Law, Nationwide Wants and Warrants, Administration of Courts, Patriot Act Database, Department of Public Safety, California Criminal Filings, LA Municipal Criminal Filings, and more to assemble the most complete and comprehensive summary possible. Each report you request has specific details about the person you are researching and tells you if they have committed a crime. The report then breaks the information down by what offense was charged, where the offense took place, whether the charge was a misdemeanor or felony, whether or not the person was convicted, the risk level for sex offenders, and more.

There are a plethora of situations where you simply need to know more about a person that is close to you or your family. You have every right to know this information as it is public record and it comes very handy when you need to know more about someone. This could be for a new babysitter, maid or your child’s new friend. A criminal record search also protects you if you are about to begin a new a business deal, seeing the past of someone you may date, finding more information on a new neighbor, or any other reason where you just want to be sure about someone.

To perform a criminal record search, all you need is a person’s name to find more information. However, you can narrow your search down if you know their birthday to weed through people who have the same name. Once you have this information, simply enter their name into the USA-People-Search.com search field and get your results. The quick process will give you the most up to date and complete criminal record report regardless of why you may want to perform the criminal record search.

Now that you see how easy it is, try one today!

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