This One Choice Determines Whether Your Connecticut Criminal Records Search Succeeds or Fails

Connecticut Criminal Court RecordsIt doesn’t matter why you need to search through Connecticut’s criminal records. The success or failure of your search depends on one thing — hiring a licensed private investigator to do the work for you. Without that expertise, you risk ending up with information that’s outdated and just plain wrong.


Because most of the criminal records search websites out there aren’t run by licensed private investigators. In fact, most of the people behind these websites don’t have an ounce of investigative experience! Instead, they’re data aggregators who buy up public records and load them onto their server so that information can come flying out at the click of a mouse.

Why is that so bad?

For starters, there’s no measure in place to make sure that you’re actually getting accurate information! What if one of those websites spits out criminal records for someone with a similar name or birthday to yours? You’ll wind up making important decisions based on incorrect information.

A licensed private investigator, on the other hand, will do a Connecticut criminal records search by hand — after he’s gotten the person in question’s name and birthday from you. (Bonus points if you can give your investigator the Social Security Number of the person in question, too!) Working by hand means that he’ll eliminate any false positives that arise, leaving you with records that are accurate and timely.

And speaking of being timely, that’s another big reason to hire a licensed private investigator. Many of Connecticut’s criminal court records are updated monthly (or even bi-weekly!), and the only people who have access to these updated records are members of law enforcement and licensed private investigators. Those data aggregator websites can’t get their hands on these records. Instead, they have to settle for buying up records that are usually several years old.

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What exactly can your licensed private investigator access during your Connecticut criminal records search?

– Records from Connecticut’s Administrative Office of Courts, including offense descriptions, case numbers, dispositions, and sentences for nearly 900,000 people

– Records from Connecticut’s Department of Corrections, meaning that they can tell you who has been — or who currently is — under the department’s supervision

– Records from Connecticut’s Department of Public Safety, including offense descriptions and jail sentences

– Records from Connecticut’s Sex Offender Registry, including the names of anyone convicted or found not guilty by reason of mental disease of defect

How long does it take to go through all of these records?

Not as long as you might think! A good licensed private investigator knows how to dig through Connecticut’s criminal and court records quickly, without sacrificing any accuracy. As a result, you won’t have to wait long for results. (In fact, here at Docusearch, we can get all of the information to you within one business day.) Yes, that’s longer that you’ll have to wait for those websites that promise instant results, but you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that these results are accurate and up-to-date!

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How much does this cost?

If you think that you’re willing to take a chance with one of those “other” websites because it’s so much cheaper, think again! While those websites might brag about offering free or dirt-cheap Connecticut court records searches, they also come with a lot of fine print. The problem? There are usually a variety of hidden fees in that fine print!

For example, some websites will offer you free searches. However, what they don’t tell you is that it’s only free to physically type someone’s name into the search box. If you actually want to see the results that their servers pop up, you’ll have to pay for them. Some websites will even force you into an expensive monthly subscription service. In the end, you wind up spending a whole lot more than you planned on.

A reputable private investigator won’t operate that way. Instead, you’ll be told upfront what the one-time fee is. You’ll pay the fee, they’ll do the work, and you’ll get your results without being asked to fork over any more money.

And, if you have any questions — either before the search or afterwards — a good private investigator will be happy to answer them for you either over the phone or via email. That’s a big difference from those data aggregator websites that make it virtually impossible to find their contact information!

Ready to see the difference for yourself? Hire the team of licensed private investigators at Docusearch to handle your Connecticut criminal records search.

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