, Minnesota (PressExposure) May 26, 2008 -- Criminal records are maintained at every court on all levels, such as the county, state and federal levels. All the courts in the 3000 counties of United States maintain their own criminal records. Cases for felony and misdemeanors are taken care of at the county level and do not need any intervention at the federal level.
County criminal records can be accessed faster than the records maintained by the courts at the state and federal levels. It is the job of the court record retriever to retrieve related information and needs about 72 hours, as this job is done manually.
The criminal records maintained at the federal courts are usually related to crimes related to drugs or weapons. It is not as easy to retrieve criminal records from here as it is at the counties. Even when access is permitted, the information given is very less and no personal information related to the accused or the witnesses is revealed.
In the United States, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) compiles all the criminal records of the federal court. This agency maintains a computerized list of all the criminal records that are given by the FBI and other agencies. There are many employers that usually conduct these criminal checks at the federal level, when employing people in certain crucial positions.
On the other hand, the criminal records at the state court level can be easily access online. Some state courts charge a fee to enable access to their records online and some courts provide access for free. These records come with all the information on the person, including their federal court records.
The best option for someone looking for criminal records with all the information is to do a search in the county records and state records, to be able to gain access to complete criminal records.
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