Federal Criminal Record Search
This search is used to identify criminal cases filed at federal district courts. Cases are filed at the federal level due to violations of federal laws and regulations. This includes cases related to tax evasion, mail fraud, wire fraud, drug trafficking, weapons violations, tax law violations, immigration law violations, postal offenses and other federal crimes.
Cases filed at the federal level include cases involving crimes that occurred on federal property.
A federal criminal record search can be very effective at identifying criminal convictions for crimes that may not fall under local or state laws, but federal jurisdiction, such as “white collar” crimes like tax evasion, embezzlement and counterfeiting. Federal criminal record searches work well in conjunction withCounty-specific criminal records searches, which are often performed to identify criminal records associated with violent and alcohol/narcotic offenses.
Results from a Federal criminal record search include the filing dates, case numbers, charged offenses, defendant identifiers, disposition and disposition date and sentencing information. Unlike county-specific criminal record searches, Federal searches are performed at the state level. There is always a high probability of generating multiple record "false hits" matching the name of your subject, especially if the subject has a common name.
To prevent this, we recommended that prior to requesting a Federal criminal record search, the client should provide us the subject’s full name, including a middle name, and date of birth. This can be essential in filtering the information to differentiate your subject from other individuals with similar names.
If the client cannot provide the subject’s full name and date of birth, a Social Security number trace can be performed to obtain the subject’s full name and to identify any aliases associated with the subject. Should any aliases be identified, separate searches should be performed using all aliases found.
Failure to check Federal records on an individual can leave extremely important information undiscovered.