What is Civil Records Check?
Civil records are used to ascertain non-criminal suits filed by a candidate or against a candidate. It is a non-criminal dispute between two parties that can include contract disputes, property, money etc. With the help of the records database, it is possible to find out filing information on civil suits from different courts like district, circuit, chancery, municipal and small claims courts throughout the different jurisdictions in the United States. With the help of a civil records check it is possible to evaluate the character of the candidate in question.
This background check helps an organization to get appropriate information about a candidate’s involvement in civil suits that can be extremely vital for their business interests. This very reason makes civil records check a vital component of pre-employment background check process.
Civil Records Check Services from cFIRST
cFirst understands the importance of conducting civil records check as a part of pre-employment background check process and uses all its experience and professional expertise in providing civil records of the candidates in two forms:
- County Civil Search
- Federal Civil Search
County Civil Search provides the records of civil cases including contract disputes, property damage and probate cases at the county level from court records. With the help of this search cFirst gets information pertaining to both the plaintiff and the defendant in such cases. The records for this search can be tracked up to 7 years back. This kind of search is especially important to assist employers in identifying those candidates who might become a liability to your organization if hired for the vacant position. The response time for generating the reports is between 48 to 72 hours.
Federal Civil Search identifies federal felony convictions and related information that are filed against the candidate. cFirst uses its domain expertise in the background check industry and track information that is at least 7 years old. It has been researched and found that with little exception, federal crimes tend to be more serious and involve heavier penalties than a typical criminal conviction. This makes it highly critical to include federal civil search when hiring for executive positions.
We do not restrict our search to the particular jurisdictions where the candidate has lived. Instead, we check records throughout the United States and search individual civil cases that involve federal laws filed in a U.S. Federal District court. This makes us get the most comprehensive and precise results. With the help of our federal civil search it is possible for employers to further eliminate the chances of missing crimes that were not filed with county courts making them hire the right talent for their organization. The response time for generating the reports is three days.