The national federal background check is a non-instant criminal check that covers almost the entire federal criminal court system throughout the United States of America. Most Federal Criminal Courts in the US are included in this background check. Some federal courts, such as Tax Courts, are NOT included. Federal Criminal Background Check results typically show party name, court where the case was filed, case number, filing date, defendant name, termination date, charges, offense level, attorney names, docket entries, and verdict information.
Description of National Federal Criminal Check
Federal Criminal Check Results: Federal felony convictions and related activity on file are reported. We attempt to go back at least 7 years with our Federal Background Checks however; there are a few courts that do not go back 7 years. These Federal Courts are in the minority as there are almost 200 Federal Criminal Courts.
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. 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 following US Courts are NOT included in our Federal Criminal Court Background Checks: 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.
NOTE: If a federal case has been filed and there is an open warrant out for an individual, then it may be included until service of the indictment. Open arrest warrants may also be reported and generally include cases awaiting trial or charges for failure to appear.
More about our Federal Criminal Court Background Checks:
This federal court background check retrieves current information regarding federal criminal cases. In the United States there are currently 189 district 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. Federal background checks are categorized by jurisdiction.
Federal Criminal Checks are primarily conducted by performing a name match of the person being screened 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 federal background check results back to you.
After you place a federal criminal background check with us, we will provide you with the federal criminal check results that the federal courts gives us. If you do not get all the information you need, you will need to contact the specific federal court. Please take note: It is entirely up to the court whether they release the information you are requesting. This has nothing to do with InstantCriminalChecks.com; this is the policy of the federal court system in the United States.
Sample Federal Criminal Court Background Checks
Click the sample image below or Federal Records Sample to view a PDF of what a typical federal background check with records found includes: