Federal Criminal Background Check
This is a search of a U.S. District Court within the Federal Criminal Court System.
Cases found in federal court are typically high-level crimes, usually white-collar
in nature or crimes that have crossed state lines. The type of criminal cases found
at the federal level include but are not limited to: Fraud, Embezzlement, Robbery,
Illegal Sale of Firearms, Drug Trafficking, Tax Evasion, etc. We strongly recommend conducting a search in all District Courts where the applicant has lived within the 7 or 10- year scope. We also suggest utilizing a social security number verification to reveal any additional addresses and names used by the applicant that the employer may not have been privy to.
Scope: Our standard search is 7 years. 10-year searches are
also available if not restricted by the FCRA.
Turnaround time (average): 1-2 business days. Common names and names that have possible
records may take longer to complete.
Type of Source: There are 94 U.S. District Courts in the Federal system. Each state has at least one district court and some states have as many as four district courts. The district court to be searched is determined by the client and/or based on the address history of the applicant.
- Date of Birth (DOB)
- Address History
- AKA's, nick names and maiden names you wish to have searched (adding additional names to
your order will increase the cost of the search as this search is primarily name driven.)
Method: Names are checked against the U.S. District Court index.
A challenge in conducting searches at the federal level is the redaction of identifiers. When a name match is
found we will thoroughly search for matching identifiers such as DOB or SSN. However, if no identifiers are
found, the result will be returned as “No Records Found”.