Criminal Record Search

The foundation of a good background check is a Criminal Record Search.  Don't take on risky employees.  Be informed about legal issues regarding theft, drugs, guns, violence, and sex offenders.  Be confident in your hiring discussions!

State Wide Criminal Checks

Phoenix offers state wide searches in 43 states.  These searches are done through state law enforcement repositories which contain misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic violations committed by an individual.

County Criminal Records

County Criminal records searches provide convictions such as misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic violations committed by an individual in that jurisdiction only.  Many counties still require an onsite researcher.  Some counties also require a clerk assisted search.   

Federal Records Search

There are 94 federal courts in the US.  Federal cases involve violations of federal criminal law, such as:  fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, interstate drug trafficking, arms violations, kidnapping, postal offenses, immigration law violations, mail and wire fraud, and other crimes that occurred on federal property and/or violate federal law.

Sex Offender Registry Search

Phoenix searches the sex offender registries of all states and U.S. Territories.

Comprehensive Criminal

This search combines criminal records from statewide repositories and archives, department of corrections, local county information, traffic violations and infractions, and other court records.  This database search also includes the nationwide registered sex offender search.  NOTE:  This is a database search. 

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State Criminal Checks vs County Criminal Checks

Here at Phoenix we believe that when running a criminal record check more information is better.  Most states offer both county and state wide criminal record checks.  Many background companies push multi county checks.  They also charge you per county when a state check is available at the same price of most county checks.  Here at Phoenix we believe in doing the best and most comprehensive check for that state.  Running county checks only gives you convictions in that county.  State checks should always be done when available.  

Pre-Employment Background Check Services