The District of Columbia only allows those people who are eligible, such as a parent or a guardian of a juvenile or a spouse of a person who has committed the crime. They will release copies of records for people applying for employment adoption, taxi-drivers or apartment renters. Otherwise, you’ll need a clearance and that can take six to eight weeks and require that you be fingerprinted. If you need more information about requesting District of Columbia criminal records from the state, send a request with your name to:
Henry J. Daly Bldg.
300 Indiana Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 727-9099
Another great feature of using an online search site is that they have the extensive databases and far-reaching search engines that can find data you might not receive through a state-based search. They can quickly cross-reference data through various states and let you know if someone might be using an A.K.A. (Also Known As) when they perpetuate their crimes. Basically, you save time and effort by going through a private, online service rather than deal with the red tape that most states put you through before you can access criminal records. Legal professionals, genealogists and others who have to look up vast amounts of information in a short amount of time use these services on a constant basis. They also need to be sure of the accuracy of the report, and with these services, you can be sure that every effort was made to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Today, there are people who come into our lives and lie with the intention of defrauding us of our money, emotions or to wreak some other havoc in our lives. Don’t let that happen to you. To find out more about how an online search service can help to search through District of Columbia criminal records, click on the link.