Statewide Criminal Search

Statewide Criminal  Search

Statewide Searches are available in most states.

A search of statewide criminal convictions for misdemeanors and felonies in a particular state. Most states require a statewide statutory fee to conduct this search. New York State searches are conducted through the Office of Court Administration. (See Pros and Cons Below)

  • Statewide
    • PROS
      • Generally felony & misdemeanor records throughout the entire state
      • Comprehensive, includes many jurisdictions and several towns and villages
      • Eliminates need to search counties as it covers ALL jurisdictions with most states, with some exceptions
    • CONS
      • Statutory Fees ($66 in NY!), generally less in others
      • Requires additional due-diligence if an adverse record is found
      • Not available in several states
      • Not all areas are reporting to state, some smaller towns/jurisdictions not reporting