Since local law enforcement agencies report felony and misdemeanor charges to the county court houses, county criminal record searches are one of the most powerful sources for uncovering criminal records. In addition to felony and misdemeanor charges, you might also find traffic infractions and other citations. A report covering county criminal records may include information regarding the degree of the offense, offense dates, case numbers, filing dates, defendants, counts, trial dates, verdicts, disposition, disposition dates, and sentencing information. All county criminal searches that we offer go back a minimum of seven years and include felonies and co-located misdemeanors. Sometimes, court fees apply, ranging from a few dollars to a maximum of $65 in New York.
In the context of background check reports, most people associate a county criminal record with a traditional on-premise court house search. We have a nationwide network of experienced criminal record researchers who know the local courthouses and court clerks and actually go on site to retrieve the county records you are searching for. The average turnaround time to retrieve such a report on backgroundchecks.com is about 1-3 business days.
You can consider two options to find county criminal records in any of the larger counties in the US, like Los Angeles County, Sacramento County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Santa Clara County, San Diego County and Orange County in California, Cook County in Illinois, Dallas County, Bexar County and Harris County in Texas, Maricopa County in Arizona, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County and Broward County in Florida, Wayne County in Michigan, Franklin County and Cuyahoga County in Ohio or Clark County in Nevada:
- For starters, you can always carry out the above described traditional way of searching for the criminal records at the county court house.
- Alternatively, if you need a report more quickly, you can also consider using our US OneSEARCH product that in real-time retrieves criminal records from our instant database, which contains frequently updated records for ALL of the counties listed above. It comes with the added benefit that we’ll also search for criminal records about your search subject in data we receive from county, state, and federal sources across the entire United States. Backgroundchecks.com does operate the #1 criminal conviction database in the industry.* Do take into account that while our goal is to update our instant database with new county records regularly, it is possible that a traditional on-premise court house search would provide more up to date information and could, for example, show that a criminal record with a pending case status in our instant data base has been recently dismissed.
Both our instant and county criminal record searches generate easy-to-understand reports in a secure web-based environment. To get access to county criminal records, you can register here and start your first search immediately.
* Based on comparison of the number of sources of conviction data for online criminal conviction databases that make their source lists publicly available.