The county courthouse criminal records search reports felony and misdemeanor convictions, and searches go back at least 7 years per FCRA regulations. County courthouse criminal records are retrieved by hand by our nationwide network of experienced court researchers. This is known in the business as a "hand pulled" criminal search as it is a direct examination of county criminal records rather than a criminal database. This is the most accurate way to conduct a background check for criminal records.
The county criminal search is one of the more essential background searches in any pre-employment screening program. It can be used for individual background research as well pre-employment screening needs. Most often these searches are based on the candidate´s residential history for the past seven years.
This process typically takes 24-48 hours from the time the order is place. Sometimes Origin is able to retrieve your records the same day, and all of the screening information is posted in real-time on our proprietary backend software system.