In the recent past, criminal cases in the U.S. have risen greatly, forcing people to carry out background checks before letting an unknown person into their lives. Finding out any given person’s criminal past for free is very easy. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to have a background check done on someone, it’s advised to get consent from the person that you are investigating. A background criminal history is an investigation into a person’s criminal past, all the arrests and even convictions, be it a sex offense, a felony, a misdemeanor or even a traffic offense.
There are two main ways through which you can find out a person’s criminal record for free. First of all, government institutions like the police department, the F.B.I and so forth have these records and they are available to anyone who needs them, although there are certain procedures that are followed. Apart from government institutions, libraries, welfare organizations, non-governmental organizations, security companies and public record companies also have access to these records for which you should not be charged. You however have to know detailed information so as to get help from such places. You should for example be able to tell where and when the crime was committed. This is because there are very many states in the U.S and each has a certain jurisdiction, therefore, without specific details about an individual, you could easily get the wrong result. This method may prove to be very slow since there are very many formalities and procedures that you will be expected to follow. It could take days, weeks or even months to find a person’s criminal record using this method which is why it is advisable to make use of the second method, online.
The second method is online from websites. This method may prove to be more efficient than the latter as it’s time saving and accurate. Furthermore, all the specific information you may not know about an individual can be found online using an online record provider. The online method allows you to get criminal records from all over the U.S in just a few minutes which is more than the traditional methods have to offer. You should use this method as it is slowly fading away as most state governments have decided to charge for this information, possibly to try and improve privacy, and do away with free criminal records online. It is therefore advisable to make maximum use of this service while it is still available.
It is therefore very important to find out a person’s criminal background before allowing them into your life. The good thing about getting free information is that you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone or even seek consent from the person you are investigating.