Criminal Records - Defined
What is a Criminal Record and what will be in the report I ordered?
Employers and landlords want to know whether or not applicants have a criminal record, especially if the nature of the conviction such as theft, burglary, embezzelment, etc. would disqualify the applicant from being hired or allowed to rent property.
To prevent such problems with prospective tenants or job applicants, landlords and hiring manages can order criminal record reports from AAA Credit Screening Services (AAACSS). When ordering these reports, you may wonder what exaclt is a criminal record and what is included in the reports?
What is a Criminal Record?
A Criminal Record or Criminal Background is a list of a person's prior criminal convictions. Items usually included are misdemeanors, felonies and traffic offenses. Items not included in criminal record reports are cases tried in civil court such as tax evasion, bankruptcies or civil rights violations.Criminal record reports from AAACSS will provide customers with the applicant's full reportable criminal record for the past 7 years. This 7 year limit is to comply with state and federal guidelines for using criminal record reports in employment and rental decisions.
Reporting options include countywide record, statewide record, national record, federal record or international criminal record reports.
US Countywide Criminal Record ReportsCountywide criminal record checks include criminal proceedings in a particular US county or parish. Reports are gathered by searching local county court records for the most up to date conviction information possible. Due to varied courthouse hours and response times, turnaround time for these reports vary.
Statewide Criminal Record Reports
Nationwide Criminal Record ReportsNationwide criminal records provides customers with US nationwide criminal background checks. These reports include felony and misdemeanor convictions nationwide. Turn around time on these reports average 1 hour and is the widest scope of domestic reports that is offered.
Federal Felony Criminal Record ReportsFederal felony criminal record reports differ from nationwide criminal record reports because they search records in a specified federal district.(e.g. Northern Texas District Court) only.
International Criminal Record ReportsInternational Criminal Record Reports cover 1 pecifically requested country or province and takes aproximately 5 to 10 business days to complete. Some countries (e.g. Syria, Lebanon) may take longer while others (e.g. Puerto Rico, Canada) may come back quicker.
For more information on available options or to customize a package for you, please feel free to contact us at 1-888-282-0447 or complete the new customer sign up at the link below to get started.