How much of a criminal record is available online?

Depending on the service you use, all of it. A criminal record is a public document and is legally accessible to anyone who has the right know-how. Even so, more archaic methods exist, capable of providing a criminal record in difficult, red-tape filled ways, if that’s what you prefer.

How can I access a full criminal record?

There are a number of ways to access a criminal record. They range in both efficiency and ease of use, and some bear drawbacks that are worth noting.

  • An online public records database

Since criminal records are public, a public records database is guaranteed to have them. SpyFly has access to billions of public records, and more than just criminal records too. These are easily accessible, provided you know the full name and state for the person you’re investigating. The information SpyFly is extremely accurate, and often identical to what is published by the court the criminal records were filed from. However, it’s far more convenient, and a search can be completed in moments, rather than days.

Importantly, SpyFly is completely confidential. They do not record your information, preserving your anonymity, and they do not notify the person you’re investigating your inquiry. This means you can browse SpyFly free of suspicion or concern, and indulge your curiosity.

  • Meet with your county clerk

If you prefer to do things the old fashioned way, then you can make a trip down to your county courthouse. Once there, try to find a county clerk, and speak with them regarding your search. If you can provide them with a clerical fee, and sufficient reason for the investigation, they will get to the search for the criminal record. However, if they’re overloaded with other duties, they may take days or even weeks to get around to your request. Even so, they’ll mail the results to you, which may take even longer. And, if they don’t have access to digital records, then it may take even longer to acquire them from a courthouse that does.

Overall, this method is tedious and takes far too long to be reasonably considered by anyone who needs access to a criminal record fast.

  • Speak with an attorney

Most lawyers and attorneys pay for access to a private, and inclusive database for legal documents. Though this database is comprehensive, it’s also expensive to access. As such, attorneys are only likely to provide you with the requested information if you’re a client, and will likely charge a hefty consultation fee for their services.

SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.