National Federal Background Check:
|Federal Background Check Details:
| Turnaround Time:
|| This is a non-instant background check and typically takes 1-2 business days to complete.
|| $29.95 per federal background check
| Other Charges:
|| USA/National – Federal Criminal, Civil, and Bankruptcy Courts and other Federal Entities
Turnaround Time: 1 – 2 Business Days (This is not an instant background check)
Other costs/surcharges: Zero – there are no additional costs associated with the national federal check
Coverage: USA/National – All Federal Criminal, Civil, and Bankruptcy Courts and other Federal Entities
Description of National Federal Check:
The national federal check is a non-instant background check that covers almost the entire federal court system throughout the United States of America. All Federal Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Courts in the US are included in this search. Some federal courts, such as Tax Courts, are NOT included. Search results show party name, the court where the case was filed, the case number, and the filing date. We also return the case summary for any name match made, which typically includes defendant name, office where case was filed, file date, termination date, charges, offense level, and attorney names. The actual record will give all party names, date of birth (if available) on a criminal record, case number, date case filed, attorney names, docket entries and verdict information.
The following US Courts are NOT included in our National Federal Check: U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims, Judicial Fellows Program, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Sentencing Commission, Central Violations Bureau, Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Tax Court, Federal Judges Association, Federal Court Clerks Association, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Federal Magistrate Judges Association, International Association for Court Administration, and National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks.
Criminal Records Returned: All felony convictions and related activity on file are reported. We attempt to go back at least 7 years with our Federal Background Check however; there are currently 4 courts that do not allow us to go back that far. These four Federal Courts are the New York Southern Bankruptcy Court – which only goes back to April 2009, Indiana Southern District Court – which only goes back to February 2007, the US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit – which only goes back to January 2010 and the US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit – which only goes back to January 2010. These Federal Courts are in the minority as there are well over 300 Federal Courts so only 1% of them do not allow us to go back at least seven years. This is not a deficiency with our Federal Background Check product, instead it is the policy of these particular Federal Courts in which we have no control over.
Each Federal court maintains its own case information on file; therefore, variations in date ranges between jurisdictions remain inconsistent. However, the vast majority of Federal Courts allow us to go back at least 7 years, which we do. Each Federal Court / Jurisdiction dictates how they store records, how long they store them for and how long they make them available for retrieval. This is why we can only attempt to go back at least 7 years with our Federal Background Check. The only way you would not get at least a 7 year Federal Background Check Search is if the records sought are located at one of the four Federal Courts listed above that do not allow us to go back 7+ years.
NOTE: If a federal case has been filed against an individual, and there is an open warrant out for that individual it would be included provided that the case is not sealed until service of the indictment, which sometimes occurs in federal court. Open arrest warrants are also reported and generally include cases awaiting trial or charges for failure to appear.
National Federal Checks come with a free National Sex Offender Search and a free America's
Most Wanted Criminals List Search.
More about our National Federal Background Check: This court check retrieves current information regarding federal cases. In the United States there are currently 189 district courts, 136 bankruptcy courts, and 13 circuit courts of appeals. The United States district courts are the trial courts of the federal court system. Within limits set by Congress and the Constitution, the district courts have jurisdiction to hear nearly all categories of federal cases, including both civil and criminal matters. This federal background check is categorized by jurisdiction.
Federal Checks are primarily conducted by performing a name match of the person being investigated against the federal court records. Since date of birth matches are rarely available we take the time to research where the applicant has lived verse which state the records were found. We also make sure there is a middle initial match if applicable before sending your search results back to you.
After you place a federal check with us, rest assured that we will give you all the records and information the federal courts give us. However, if you do not get all the information you need or are looking for we cannot assist you any further. You will need to contact the specific federal court where the record in question is stored. Then you have to go through their process for obtaining the additional information you are seeking. Please take note: It is entirely up to the court whether they release the information you are requesting to you or not. This has nothing to do with InstantCriminalChecks.com; this is the policy of the federal court system in the United States.