Many staffing firms choose to use only a “national” database search. It’s attractive because it’s cheap and fast, but it’s also risky. Being transparent about these risks can help you determine if it’s the right screen for your firm.
Learn how civil searches are different than criminal and why it may be smart to add one. Civil and criminal records are different types of searches with records being held by different courts. Here's some basic information about civil cases and why you may want to consider a civil records search.
Does your search include federal offenses? Not sure. First, federal offenses mean those that are prosecuted under federal law. And they aren't housed in county courts. The Federal government maintains its own court system for criminal charges of national consequence.