Federal Criminal Records

A criminal records Smart Search Plus® includes:
everything included in the standard criminal record “Smart Search®” and it also includes an unlimited check of Federal Criminal Records in all needed federal court jurisdictions where the applicant may have lived for the years as evidenced in the social security address history trace.

The need for the criminal records “Smart Search Plus®” is illustrated here:

Along with the phenomenal growth of the internet, we have also noted a dramatic increase in the crimes charged in the Federal criminal justice system.

US Department of Justice data suggests that approximately 10 percent  of the 2 million people incarcerated in the US are in the Federal Bureau of Prison’s custody and of the 6.8 million people under some form of probation or parole 10 per cent  are being supervised by the Federal government as opposed to a state corrections department.

The bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), The FBI, the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Secret service and Homeland Security all file criminal charges in the Federal Criminal Justice system.

Federal criminal records are maintained entirely separately from state criminal records by the Federal court system in each state.

This requires first determining where the applicant has lived and then checking the Federal court records in each state.

Now, many crimes such as Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Bank Fraud, Drug Trafficking, Kidnapping, Embezzlement, Bank Robbery, Weapons Charges, internet Child Pornography, Tax Evasion, Counterfeiting, Internet Related Sex Crimes, Tax Refund Fraud and many others are prosecuted in the Federal criminal justice system and not in state or county criminal courts.

In these cases, an applicant who has not incurred a criminal record in a state or county court, may have a serious criminal record in the Federal court system.

Those Federal criminal records would go undetected in the course of a traditional state and county criminal record background search.

As a result, most of our clients now routinely choose to include a check of Federal criminal records on their prospective employees.

In that connection, we have developed a new product that addresses the need to include a search of serious criminal activity which will only appear in the Federal criminal records systems.

The  Criminal Records   Criminal Record Smart Search Plus®   is just as fast and easy as our Smart Search and will be included in your menu.

Simply select the Criminal Records “Smart Search Plus®” from your order menu, and the appropriate Federal jurisdictions will automatically be searched for you along with the state and county records already searched with the Smart Search.

For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record, but no state or county arrest record,
Click Here.

This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.

For an example of an applicant with state charges that also had undiscovered violent Federal criminal charges , Click Here.       (personal information has been changed) that had no criminal record at the state level, but did have a serious Federal criminal record as well as a Federal case currently pending in one of the U.S. Federal District courts.

Our newly developed proprietary software allows us to access the Federal criminal records systems in any state an applicant may have lived in.

Therefore, a search of multi-state Federal criminal records can be included at a minimal additional cost to the standard criminal record Smart Search.

Included in the Criminal Record Smart Search Plus:

1. A  50 state sex offender (S.O.R.)  registry check.

2.  OFAC Blocked List- Terrorist Watch List (Office Of foreign Assets Control),

INTERPOL Most Wanted- NS,

DEA Fugitive List,

Denied Persons List,

Debarred List,

OTS List- NS (Office Of Thrift Supervision),

Bank of England Sanctions List-

NS, European Union Terrorism Sanctions List-

NS, OSFI – Canadian Sanctions List- NS,

Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List- NS

3. A 10 year social Security Number address history Trace

4.  A Social Security Number verifier Plus,
which provides the state of issue and the date the SSN  was issued.
It also includes a check against the SSN death index

5. County or State Criminal Record Background checks from any county or State of residence based on the last 7 years social security number address history, from counties or states not already included in the multi-state criminal background check.

(This averages 1.75 additional county criminal background checks.)

These county or State criminal background checks are ordered for you automatically based on addresses shown in the applicant’s social security number trace.

Criminal records returned on the multi-state criminal are also verified in the jurisdiction of record by ordering up to date county criminal records as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows;

FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody  forms
and  releases to be completed online by the applicant.

We provide several short   videos    to  easily acquaint you with the system.

This  makes the background check process fast and easy.

Please   Click   or call for more information.

Call Us now at    800-459-3034  and begin ordering instant driving records and background checks within minutes or:


A price list will be promptly e-mailed to you.


None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice. All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way.

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