FBI-Court Matters

Court Related Matters

Some people do have the right to have certain criminal records and criminal record entries expunged from their record for various different reasons. This is usually done at the local level via the court where the offense was logged or adjudicated. In fact, this is something that thousands of people do every year, as expunging a criminal record can make a huge positive difference to their lives.

The problem is that, with 50 states reporting in from hundreds of different agencies (local courts, district courts etc.) it may take some time before the news that a criminal record has been expunged to reach the FBI and for them to update their database. Therefore, for those who have gone through an expungement process, requesting a new copy of their FBI Criminal Report should be the last step on their journey, to ensure that the change is reflected there too (and take the appropriate action if it is not.)

FBI – Channeler - Identity History Summary Fees
Secure online look-up and download with 2-day USP Mail Delivery Printed on Special Summary Paper$62.00

idu LiveScan Services is one of the select few companies in the US that have been certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as an FBI Channeling Agency. An FBI-Approved Channeler is a private business that has contracted with the FBI as the conduit for submitting fingerprints to the FBI and receiving the FBI criminal history record information on behalf of an Authorized Recipient.

Based in Tampa, FL we have the extensive experience and efficiency needed to expedite the process of obtaining an FBI Criminal Report copy for those that need one. What you may be asking, however, is who would need an FBI Criminal Report and why:

U.S. citizens may be required to provide a “Certificate of Good Conduct” or “Lack of a Criminal Record” for use in traveling, living, working, adopting, education and retiring overseas. Most International Employers and Agencies depend on the FBI Identity History Summary to Verify their potential employees.

What is an FBI Criminal Report?

It comes as a surprise to a lot of people to learn that the FBI may be maintaining a criminal report on them. Some people even find the idea rather scary. But the fact is it is very common. The FBI gathers information from every police department and court in the country on arrests and convictions and compiles the information into a large national database. So, if you have ever been arrested, charged with a crime or convicted of one, the FBI knows about it and they have created a report that documents it all.

Not everyone has an FBI Criminal Report of course, as they are generally a summary of arrests and convictions - in all 50 states - related to a specific individual. But even if you have never been arrested, there are some specific situations that require you to prove that fact and obtaining an official transcript - officially called a National Identity History Summary check but more often referred to as an FBI Criminal Report - from the FBI is the most efficient and acceptable way to do that.

So, who might need to access their FBI Criminal Report and/or obtain a National Identity History Summary proving that they do not have a criminal history? Here are some of the most common examples.