Here's How to Get the Very Best Massachusetts Criminal Records Search Results
Without some independent information, you may not have the full story about that potential new employee, that potential tenant you’re thinking of letting rent your spare bedroom, or even the woman who has started dating your little brother.
What to Look For:
And the only way to get that independent information is to do a thorough Massachusetts criminal records search.
Head online, and you’ll see a near-endless array of websites that offer to do the searching for you. However, the only way to get current, accurate results is to hire a licensed private investigator instead.
For starters, licensed private investigators have access to records and updates that most people don’t. Their license gives them the power to look at information that is normally just reserved for law enforcement, so if you want your Massachusetts criminal records search to be as thorough as possible, a licensed private investigator is the way to go.
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What exactly will they look at?
– The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry, which includes details about the crime committed and the offender’s conviction date. Your investigator will also be able to see which level has been assigned to the offender. (For example, a Level Three Offender is considered to have the highest risk of re-offending.) Massachusetts updates these records bi-weekly, so you can rest easy knowing that your investigator will get you up-to-the-minute information.
– An index of previous criminal records searches that were done both at the state level and requested by federal authorities.
– Court records that can tell you when the person in question was convicted and what he was charged with.
– Records pertaining to certain traffic offenses.
By the time all is said and done, your investigator will be able to paint a complete picture for you. You’ll know if the person in question has been convicted of a felony — and if so, the specific offense he was charged with.
Best of all, a good investigator will do all of his searching by hand, so you won’t have to worry about any mistakes arising from someone else with the same name or a similar birth date. Experienced investigators know how to work quickly while also eliminating the chance of false positives.
Just how quickly do they work?
Even though they’ll do everything by hand, good investigators have the expertise to make a Massachusetts criminal court records search incredibly efficient. As a result, you’ll only have to wait a few hours — as opposed to days or weeks — to get answers. (In fact, here at Docusearch, our investigators can perform a search and get the results to you within one business day.)
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But what about those websites that promise you instant results?
This is one case where faster definitely isn’t better! In order to spit out instant information, all of the data already has to exist on the website’s server. What the majority of these websites do is upload public records onto their server and design a website that can spit it out.
That’s a major problem for three reasons.
First, you don’t know when the website’s server was last updated. If it’s been several months — or even years — since new information was added, your person in question could come up clean in a search even though they’re anything but clean!
Second, these websites aren’t run by licensed private investigators, which means they don’t have access to the most current data. The best they can usually do is buy public records that are several years old. Considering that the state is constantly updating its official records, this tactic is completely useless!
Third, there’s absolutely no human oversight. Since everything on these websites is done automatically, there’s no time for anyone to check that the results you’ve been given are right! For all you know, you’ve got records for someone else.
Even worse, you could end up paying through the nose for those instant results!
Many of these websites brag about offering dirt cheap or free Massachusetts criminal records searches. However, what they usually fail to mention is that it’s only cheap/free to physically type someone’s name into the search box. If you actually want to see the results, you’ll have to pay up. Some websites even take things a step further and force you into an expensive subscription service that you don’t want or need, just to see your results.
Licensed private investigators won’t do that. Instead, they’ll charge you a one-time fee for each search.
Ready to turn your Massachusetts criminal records search over to a team that’s professional, efficient, and affordable? Turn to the team at Docusearch!