The Residents of U.S. may be asked to present a "certificate of good conduct" or "lack of a criminal record" or "Criminal Background Check" for a variety of reasons for use abroad including adoption, school attendance, employment, etc. U.S. law enforcement authorities may not be familiar with such a procedure since it is not commonly requested in the United States.
There are a variety of options available to U.S. citizens seeking to obtain proof of their lack of a criminal record.
Criminal records contain several different types of information. Most states include any and all information about past convictions (excluding juvenile criminal histories). Most states also include relevant information that isn’t protected under state privacy law, including the results of the criminal investigation, some trial information, etc. Transcripts of the trial are often made public as well.
Criminal Recrods Search Tools
When beginning your criminal record search, it’s difficult to know where to start. Using our people search tools below, you can search through free crime and criminal databases, as well as free tips and advice on finding and obtaining US criminal records.
Free tips and advice:
Virtual Chase's Guide to US criminal records.
Criminal record news Latest news on companies offering criminal searches
List of US criminal records from Virtual Chase
Docusearch Free Criminal searches
Criminal Record Websites and Resources
Search for US criminal records using some of the top criminal record websites available. Many of these crime database websites are free, while others incur a small cost. Regardless, all of the crime websites listed below are excellent resources that can help you with your criminal record search.
KnowX access to local, state, regional and national criminal records
Corra Group background checks: While they primarily offer background checks to help screening potential mates for online dating singles, these background checks could be used by anyone with a permissable purpose.
Casebreakers Private eye site offers inexpensive criminal searches
Sex Offenders Criminal Records
Search by state or nationwide for sex offenders in your area. Sex offender registries are available on a national and state level, and prison and fugitive databases provide information on US wanted lists and incarcerated offenders. US criminal statistics also act as a valuable resource when searching for criminal records.
South Carolina Wanted Fugitives
Texas Crime statistics