Criminal Background Checks

What Is A Criminal Background Check?

A criminal background is one of the many services that Intelligents ETV provides, this type of check may search national, federal, state, and/or county criminal court databases to report information about a candidate’s criminal history, such as felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions, and any pending criminal cases.

Depending on the type of criminal record check that is requested, results could yield different offenses. An example would be, a search of one state’s criminal records database will only report criminal activity in that selected state’s criminal court system. However, employers may choose to search multiple states and counties based on where the candidate has lived, or if a nationwide search reveals criminal activity in more than one state.

What Information Will Employers Check?


There are varying reasons to have criminal background checks as part of the hiring process, many employers have different screening goals depending on the nature of the work and positions they’re filling. Many organizations check criminal records to learn about any misdemeanors or felonies in a candidate’s background, such as assault, theft, burglary, or DUIs.

Following are different types of criminal record checks that may be included in an employment background check, and what jurisdictions are checked:

Nationwide Criminal DatabasesSearches thousands of jurisdictions for state and local crimes
Federal Criminal CourtSearches U.S. district and appellate courts for federal crimes
County Criminal CourtSearches county courts for cases; includes the charge and disposition
Statewide Criminal RecordsSearches state courts, police and/or law enforcement records–

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