Obtaining your own criminal background check is not at all difficult and if you want to save yourself from any kind of inconvenience, then it is advisable to go for the online option. Online option can easily save your time, money and effort. As you know well about your past and about your personal information, so it is much easier for you to extract your record and this you can do easily without any kind of outside help.
For you to check your own criminal record you need your personal information that includes date of birth, place of birth, Social Security number, driver’s license number and arrest documents etc. You should have a computer and an Internet connection and money for checking your criminal background online.
Procedure that has to be followed in order to do a background check on yourself is:
Gather all the personal information about yourself that I just mentioned above. If you need any kind of document or record which should have the county or state’s official seal then you cannot use the online option and you have to get that at a government agency or website.
You can contact the local agencies. Department of Justice in your state is the best source for doing a criminal background check in your state. If you have criminal records in many states then for getting them you will have to contact the Department of Justice of each state or request a FBI background check.
You should follow the agency’s procedure. They can even ask you to submit your fingerprints. There are many locations where you can get live scan fingerprinting and if you are not aware about the location then the Department of Justice of the state can tell you about these locations. After receiving your finger prints and other information they will check your records. A fee is imposed for getting the records and for fingerprinting and the fee is generally $25.
If you are unable to find the information that you were looking for in the Department of Justice then contact the court. Sometimes the court does not provide information to the state. The court will allow you to copy the documents from the file. You should bring money as you will be charged for it. This service is not available free of cost.
Warnings and tips
You should not waste your time and money on checking your criminal background if you do not need it. You should provide correct information otherwise you will have somebody else’s criminal record in your hand.