AmericanChecked offers Livescan™ fingerprinting with FBI results within 24-hours with expedited service, powered by FBI-contracted channeler, Accurate Biometrics. The FBI maintains records of arrests from a number of state and local agencies. Most of the records are linked by fingerprints as every individual who is arrested is fingerprinted as part of the booking process. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is essentially a database of these records. In addition, the NCIC also tracks reports of missing persons and fugitives who are wanted by law enforcement.
When an FBI background check is requested, it typically shows all of the arrests for the individual in question. The data includes the date when the individual was arrested and provides a detail of the charges. Both felonies and more serious misdemeanors may be in the report. However, it is unusual to see moving violations or fines included. These offenses are typically not reported to the FBI because they are so minor. Nonetheless, a handful of agencies do report these matters at a federal level.
AmericanChecked provides equipment for purchase or rent including a laptop with loaded software and Livescan™ fingerprint scanner. We also recommend using FBI fingerprint screens along with a Criminal Track Record to round out missing data from non-reporting jurisdictions and to add case dispositions.