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Instant 3-State with CA $44.95

Instant National 46 State $59.95

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California Multi-County Courts Record Background Check:
This multi-county criminal courts record check includes Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records - These records contain a list of adult inmates currently in a California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) institution that are serving a sentence or are on parole. This data may include: name, date of birth, physical description, address, crime and crime location.

Additional Free Court Reports included with this Instant Criminal Background Check:

Local California Jurisdictions Included with this Multi-County Search: The following list shows California Court datasets from local jurisdictions within California along with search description update information. Datasets originate from various courts which may include county, municipal, common pleas, and other types. Data varies from court to court but may contain name, date of birth, race, sex, county, charge or charges, dispositions, time served, and additional information.

  • Amador County last updated March 28, 2016
  • Contra Costa County updated monthly
  • Contra Costa Superior Court updated monthly
  • El Dorado County updated annually
  • El Dorado Superior Court updated monthly
  • Fresno Superior Court updated monthly
  • Glenn Superior Court last updated October 8, 2013
  • Kern County last updated April 4, 2016
  • Lake County Superior Court last updated March 1, 2016
  • Lassen County last updated July 22, 2015
  • Los Angeles County Website updated quarterly
  • Los Angeles Superior Court last updated September 7, 2011
  • Marin County updated quarterly
  • Marin County Website updated annually
  • Mendocino Superior Court updated monthly
  • Monterey County last updated May 7, 2015
  • Nevada County Superior Court last updated April 15, 2013
  • Orange Superior Court updated monthly
  • Riverside Superior Court updated monthly
  • Riverside Superior Court Eastern Indio updated monthly
  • Sacramento Superior Court updated monthly
  • San Bernardino Superior Court updated quarterly
  • San Diego Superior Court Criminal Index updated monthly
  • San Mateo County Superior Court updated quarterly
  • Santa Barbara County Courts updated monthly
  • Santa Barbara Monor Criminal and Traffic updated monthly
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court updated biannually
  • Shasta County California Superior Court updated monthly
  • Stanislaus County updated quarterly
  • Stanislaus County Website last updated December 8, 2014
  • Stanislaus Superior Court Case Index updated quarterly
  • Tehama County last updated December 9, 2014
  • Tehama Superior Court last updated April 16, 2013
  • Tulare County last updated November 30, 2015
  • Ventura County Website last updated October 9, 2014

**The California instant criminal search order results often do not contain offense descriptions. The results usually show which county the record exists in. Once you receive your order results, if the information contained is limited, we will perform one FREE county level search for you. If your results only include traffic records we will not perform the county level search because traffic records are not included in the county search. Please send an email to requesting us to place the FREE California county search and include your order number and the county name. If records from multiple counties exist, please specify the county you would like us to process. To order the remaining counties, see the California county criminal search link below.

*** We recommend to customers who are looking for a specific criminal record, to place a county criminal search over the instant multi-county California criminal search. This is because our county search can return more detailed information. To perform a California county level search, see the California county criminal search link below.

Please Note: Due to State Law If “California” is selected as the “State of Employment” on our order form then only the past 7 years of criminal conviction records will be returned and no reporting of sex offender records unless they meet an employment type exemption (Ex. School, Health Care, Child Care, Special Care). If California is selected as the “Rental Property State” then there will be a 7 year limit on convictions and no reporting of sex offender records.

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California Sex Offender Report Description:
This sex offender background report includes high-risk offenders. Results may show offender’s name, date of birth, physical description, address, crime and crime location. This database is updated monthly. Persons convicted of certain sex offenses since 1947 must register. Free National Sex Offender Check Included.

Most Wanted Report Search:
Comprised of several state agencies most wanted such as: Top Ten FBI Most Wanted, FBI Most Wanted Fugitives, US Marshals Most Wanted, US Marshals Major Cases, Alabama Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Kansas Most Wanted, AFT Most Wanted, US DEA Wanted Fugitives, DTIC Fugitive Top List, US Secret Service Most Wanted, Americas Most Wanted, Connecticut Department of Public Safety and Texas Most Wanted. Data set is updated monthly.

California Non-Instant County Criminal Background Search
County Criminal Records Search (5-7 business days) $24.95
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California County Criminal Description:
A California County search covers the Superior courts for Felony and Misdemeanor cases. The average turnaround time is 5-7 business days depending on the county. About 16% of the time CA County searches take over 7 business days to complete. Less than 2% of the time County Checks take over 2 weeks to complete. A county search covers the past 7 years and will return convictions or deferred judgments. Some counties may take longer due to court procedures or if additional records need to be ordered. Counties with longer turnaround times than the average: Alpine, Inyo, Mono.

*Due to limitations with reporting criminal data under the California FCRA, please note cases that result in a final disposition of dismissed or any other dismissed equivalent disposition will not return on a California county criminal search.   Click here to order a California County Criminal Search.

Includes a free national 50 state sex offender search and a free most wanted search.

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National Sex Offender Report Description::
With each instant statewide or national criminal record order, we include a free national 50 state sex offender check of: Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arkansas (AR), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), Washington DC, West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY).

CA: California Background Records - Court Public Records

California CA Background Records are most commonly used for California Tenant Screening criminal records in California and other states and California Employment Screening for human resources and small business who check criminal backgrounds for California pre-employment screening. Many others use Criminal Records for self checks, nanny checks, babysitter criminal background record searches, and private investigations. California Criminal records are public information and as such are accessible to everyone. Our job is to share that accessibility to everyone, as we continue to push the industry away from lengthy, difficult, hard to read, and very expensive criminal background searches. We will continue to develop our network of criminal providers, and work to enhance the quality of criminal records, the criminal background industry, and to make more criminal data available instantly.

The State Abbreviation for California is CA. The terms criminal record and criminal background records are used interchangeably.

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