Did You Know?

Did You Know? – OmniSearch Plus

Validity’s Federal Criminal service includes a search of the federal courts in each state the candidate has lived for the determined scope (7, 10, or 15 years).

The OmniSearch Plus packages offered by Validity include the Federal Criminal service along with county-level research.

A case may become a federal case or be filed as a federal case if the case includes:

  • Charges involving federal government benefits or program fraud (like federal health care programs, Social Security, disaster relief loans, etc.)
  • Theft and robbery from financial institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Crimes committed by people who have immigrated to the United States illegally
  • Crimes involving interstate commerce or that cross state lines (including use of the mail, the internet, phones, banks, and interstate travel)
  • An investigation or arrest by a federal law enforcement agency (such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS))
  • Illegal drugs that are a particular focus of the Department of Justice (such as fentanyl, prescription opiates, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine)
  • Task force investigations that involves multiple local, state, and/or federal law enforcement agencies
  • Offenses that take place under federal jurisdiction (like military bases, national parks, federal prisons, and some crimes on American Indian territory, including many casinos)
  • A federal informant or cooperator
  • Multiple defendants, co-conspirators, or an organized crime ring
  • A Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL)
  • A person with prior felony convictions – especially for drugs or violent crimes
  • Threats or harm to a person of federal interest (like a federal agent, government official, or government cooperator)
  • Aggravating circumstances (like the use of violence)

Are you currently running Federal Criminal searches? You should be! Reach out to us today to upgrade to an OmniSearch Plus package to include Federal Criminal on every profile.