A criminal background search is based on a number of legal variables-some of standard crimes and others of more peripheral legal topics. One of these peripheral topics that many seeking offender history information forget is that of arrest “warrant search” investigations. In this section, we discuss what a “warrant search” is, as well as how it is best conducted in relation to the standard criminal history search prevalent in the criminal records industry.
While whether or not a potential offender has committed a crime of a serious nature or one that might pertain to the nature of your relationship is very significant to any criminal records search, also knowing is there were or are any warrants for the arrest of the subject of your investigation is also very important. This is due to the very nature of a warrant for arrest, which is a court ordered proclamation that the subject has probable cause in regards to a crime having been committed. So, from an investigation standpoint, though the potential offender has yet to be processed through the legal system and been convicted, the subject is still considered by a court to be somewhat culpable regarding the crime in question.
With the reason for considering incorporating this kind of warrant check into your overall background check on someone fresh in your mind, it is of course, necessary to address exactly how a person might go about such an investigation. The first thing to know about these kinds of investigations is that their information is most often listed within a person’s standard criminal record information. Secondly, warrant checks can be for both prior and active warrants-meaning that the subject of your check could have had court orders out for them and had them resolved, or on the contrary, may now have active court orders out on them to which they have yet to resolve with the law. Thirdly, depending on whether or not the order is current or past, there is another reference for your investigation. If the court order on the subject is current and outstanding, the subject will be listed in a “wanted persons list” at the jurisdiction in which the crime and criminal apply. So, if a person has a court order out on them for a severe crime such as a federal crime, the district in which the crime would be processed is where their name will most probably be found. Moreover, most jurisdictional wanted persons lists offer “most wanted” and “wanted” classifications for the persons for which court orders have been issued.
There are so many variables that can affect the check for these court orders information that you may be looking for; but this is why a close study of the previous rules on investigation protocol should be closely examined. This said, the information resulting from an investigation of this kind should be closely considered in regards to the overall comprehensiveness of any criminal background check. Suspicion of a criminal act can in many instances, be just as valuable as the actual commission of a criminal act.