Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 years ago

How do I check somebody's criminal record for free? All the sites I find end up charging to look up the person?

Trying to look up somebodies criminal record, but all the supposedly free sites forward me to a site that cost money, such as etc. There is a free way to check peoples records right?? Thank you

6 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    There is no easy way to check someones criminal record for free. One thing you CAN do for free however is go to the county court website where you live, and do a free search under the criminal portion of that website. You can look under a person's name and see if they have had any criminal trials, and what the result was.

    The problem with that is, it will only show results for that county. So you'll also need to go on the website for any surrounding counties, and any where you know that person has lived. It's actually pretty neat. You can put in your neighbors or friends names, and find out very interesting information. Different counties offer varying amounts of online information.

    Just for an example, here is the direct link to the free online records search for Dallas County:

    You can search criminal, civil, & divorce records.

  • 5 years ago


    Source(s): Criminal Record Search Database :
  • 5 years ago

    Get a No Cost Background Check Scan at

    Its a sensible way to start. The site allows you to do a no cost scan simply to find out if any sort of data is in existence. A smaller analysis is done without cost. To get a detailed report its a modest payment.

    You may not realize how many good reasons there are to try and find out more about the people around you. After all, whether you're talking about new friends, employees, doctors, caretakers for elderly family members, or even significant others, you, as a citizen, have a right to know whether the people you surround yourself with are who they say they are. This goes double in any situation that involves your children, which not only includes teachers and babysitters, but also scout masters, little league coaches and others. Bottom line, if you want to find out more about someone, you should perform a background check.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hello, I am a retired Police Officer here in the US and I can confirm to you that these types of records, for the most part, are not available to the general public. You won't be able to obtain them for free. That's the reality of it. Even if you came into the station for a particular police report to which you have a right to possess, you are often required to pay a small fee at the clerk's counter for the paperwork. There are however, to my knowledge, just a couple LEGITIMATE services that have full access to these types of records, and OFFICIAL approval/certification to provide them. The one which comes to mind is - and if I recall correctly, They do provide these records at a relatively small cost.. especially considering the highly personal, confidential, or otherwise sensitive nature of the information within. Here you will find things such as:

    Reverse Phone Search

    Criminal Records

    Inmate Records

    Sex Offenders

    DUI/DWI Records

    Court Records

    Arrest Records

    Warrant Records

    Police Records

    Address History

    Death Index

    Marital Status

    Relatives and Associates

    Property Records

    Felonies and Convictions

    Alias and Date of Birth

    Business Search

    The only other way to obtain this type of information is to be working in certain areas of the public sector, such as Police work. Please do not use this any information you may discover for malicious purpose, as many States do provide criminal penalties under statutory law for certain acts regarding invasion of privacy. Hope this helps.

    Source(s): Retired NJ State Trooper
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  • 5 years ago

    Criminal Records Search Database :

  • 10 years ago

    You don't; there aren't any free sites.

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