Below are some examples as to why some records do not appear on a background check:
- The registrant is part of an active case, which has not been ruled on as of yet.
- Record was not reflected in the database because of matching issues, imperfect court records, etc.
- A criminal record in the public record that has not been sealed, will be on record forever. However, there are exceptions. For some statutory reason, particular to a jurisdiction, a record may be expunged (removed). Just about every state in the United States has provisions for the removal of certain criminal records that meet specific requirements.
- There is a time lag associated with records. Records must be uploaded to backgroundchecks.com in order to appear in our databases. Records from counties are uploaded on different time schedules.
- Some records, based on the jurisdiction, may not be made available to backgroundchecks.com or other third party search services. In some cases, only records from certain date ranges will be made available (e.g. from 1990 onward.)
- Many people confuse a conviction (which would typically show up) vs. a plea bargain (which would not necessarily show.
NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to decide how to interpret the applicable local/regional/state laws as they pertain to background checks. The information provided is intended to help sports administrators with certain administrative tasks related to the sports registration process. The information provided is not the same as legal advice - the application of law to an individual's specific circumstances. Although we make a concerted effort to provide accurate and useful information, we recommend that you consult legal counsel if you want professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.