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At PeopleFinders, we may not be the only website that provides criminal records lookups. But we bring you an unmatched blend of experience, record completeness, and ease-of-use. With our three decades in the industry, we're your go-to personal data pros. We know how to give you the detailed criminal records you need privately, easily, and securely. Read below for more about the information you can expect from our criminal records searches:

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Whether or not they actually faced charges—or perhaps had those charges dropped at some point—you can still find out if someone was ever placed under arrest. We have access to the arrest records for most adults in the U.S., so you can get a clear and quick verdict on a person’s criminal history.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I look for criminal records on
Start your criminal records search at PeopleFinders by entering a person's name into the search fields above. When you're sure you've found the correct subject, you will have the option to access their available criminal records information.
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How do I check my criminal record?
To find your criminal records, simply enter your own name into the search fields above. Then, you have the option of accessing your public records and other public information, including any available criminal records.
How do I look up someone's criminal record?
Enter the name of the person whose criminal records you want to see. Once you've found the right person, you can choose to access their criminal records information.
What is a criminal record?
A criminal record is an umbrella term for any public record obtained in the U.S. criminal justice system. It can include arrest records, court records, jail records, sex offender status, and more.
Does your criminal record clear after 7 years?
No, it does not automatically clear. However, depending on the nature of your crimes and/or convictions, you may be able to petition the court to get your records expunged.
How do I obtain criminal records?
You can obtain a person's criminal records with an online search. Or you can go directly to the county courthouse or county recorder's office to request access in-person.

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