Shadowman Investigation Agency

Criminal Records Research Descriptions

Some states have statewide records repositories, and other states must be searched county by county. Most counties report misdemeanors and felonies. A limited number of counties only report felonies. Multiple court levels within one county rarely occur but will require added costs. Additional court access fees may apply occasionally for certain counties. A.K.A.s (also known as) and maiden names sometimes require added fees. Traffic related records are not reported unless a felony is involved. Drivers Abstract records are available for 3 and 5 years history as an added discovery. Access and costs varies by individual state.

Federal District Criminal Records are searched in each state or nationwide. Some states may have more than one district, i.e., Washington Eastern District and Washington Western District. U.S. Federal District Criminal Courts are name-only searches. Records filed in federal courts do not include the defendant's date of birth. Therefore, multiple names may be reported. Cases can be heard in any federal court other than where the crime was committed. A.K.A.s (also known as) and maiden names sometimes require added fees.

The National Warrants database contains information from a variety of sources. Warrants from International sources are included such as Interpol, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and many other International sources. Inside the United States the database contains warrants from Federal sources such as The Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshall Service, and many others. On the State level the database contains records from a variety of state agencies such as Departments of Correction, Probation and Parole Boards, Attorney Generals, State level law enforcement departments. On the county level the database contains warrants from municipal courts, district courts, justices of the peace as well as county sheriffs, district attorneys and more. On the city level the database contains warrants from city police departments, city courts and more. The types of warrants in the database range from misdemeanor warrants for bad checks, traffic violations, failures to appear, unpaid fines, felony warrants for parole or probation violations, robbery, rape, forgery, kidnapping or murder. Although the database does have warrant records in all 50 states it is not a complete record of all warrants nationwide. We have attempted to provide current and accurate
information, but incorrect information may appear.

The Prohibited Parties/Suspected Terrorist Register contains information from government agencies which includes data on individuals, companies, company-related and individual-related sanctions, debarred lists and infractions from the following agencies to comply with parts of the USA Patriot Act:
US Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration (BXA), Denied Persons Information 
Interpol Most Wanted - Includes entities wanted by national jurisdictions or the International Criminal Tribunals.
Bank of England Sanctions
  ​[Individuals or entities whose assets should be frozen based upon relevant UN Security Council Resolutions]
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments - Politically Exposed People
Information is updated bi-weekly. 

Criminal Records Facts Summary:

I.    Criminal Records discovery includes FELONY and MISDEMEANOR CHARGES and CONVICTIONS for most courts. The federal FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT mandates that ARRESTS and CHARGES can only be reported within an antedated 7 year scope for employment purposes. There is no time limit for reporting CONVICTIONS.

II.    Availability of docket information may be dependent on each state and each county, and upon their court rules. If access is allowed, the appropriate documents may be assimilated for an additional per-page costs and extended turnaround time.

III.    Civil findings relating to dependency actions and domestic relations proceedings; e.g., restraining orders, no contact orders, anti-harassment orders, may be disseminated upon request for additional fees and extended turnaround time.

IV.    Traffic related records are not reported within the Level I or Level II Investigations unless a felony is involved. Each state has unique restrictions, fees, turnaround times, and reported criteria. Please contact us for advice on obtaining individual state driving history abstracts.