Countywide Criminal Search

Countywide Criminal Search

(See Pros and Cons Below)

This is a criminal record search at the county level.  The search includes felonies and county level misdemeanors in some areas/jurisdictions.  We never use private databases for our county criminal research.  All county criminal searches are real-time, accurate, up-to-date searches done in the court’s predominantly used index, whether computer terminals or index cards. In certain states, the countywide search is the most comprehensive criminal search however Alliances staff members understand the limitations of different statewide and countywide searches and they ensure the correct searches are being conducted to provide you the most accurate, due-diligence based backgrounds.

Countywide Criminal Search

PROS

  • Comprehensive countywide research for felonies only
  • Generally 2-3 day turnaround time and sometimes available online through direct court access;
  • Relatively inexpensive compared to a statewide search;

CONS

  • Covers felonies only and no misdemeanors – common misconception;
  • Limits research to an “assumed” area of possible crime;
  • If crime is pled down to lesser charge, will not be reported in county search if not felony;