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What is in my Criminal Record?

Have you ever wondered how to get a criminal background check? After all, everyone from potential employers to landlords to romantic partners to the government to your bank has access to your past background. They're seeing it. Shouldn't you know what it says? Until you see it for yourself, you cannot be totally sure what is in there.

We agree! That is why at American Identity Solutions, we offer a service that allows you to request a copy of your FBI criminal background record. We support our partners and the FBI in expediting Criminal History Record Information (CHRI). As a qualified agency, we are now permitted to utilize an FBI Channeler to perform electronic fingerprint history checks of the IAFIS database. This is great news for you, because it means you'll receive the results in less than 24 hours.

American Identity Solutions is a FBI Channeler. An FBI-approved Channeler is a contractor that serves as the conduit for submitting fingerprints to the FBI and receiving the FBI criminal history record information (CHRI), on behalf of an Authorized Recipient (AR), for authorized noncriminal justice purposes. Under DO 556-73, you may obtain a copy of your FBI criminal history summary for the following reasons:

#1 To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate, and up-to-date #2 To review or to request a correction or update #3 To challenge information on your record #4 To adopt a child from a foreign country #5 To satisfy a requirement to live in a foreign country #6 To satisfy a requirement to travel to a foreign country #7 For any other court related matters

It's important to pay attention to the number one thing on this list. It is permissible to request your FBI criminal background records for the purpose of making sure it is correct. This would imply it is possible your record is wrong. Mistakes are made! Many companies, especially those who need to trust their employees with money, weapons, or around children, require a background check as a condition of employment. Imagine missing out on your dream job because they run your records and it shows you have been found guilty of a heinous crime you never committed. Many foreign countries do not permit those with certain convictions to be allowed to enter. What if your request for a passport to go on an island vacation is denied because they mistakenly think you're a dangerous terrorist? These are small, but very real possibilities! It's best to know exactly what is in your background report so you can alert the necessary authorities if there is a mistake. You may need to challenge information on your record, but you'll need to see it first in order to know that.

How do you get a background check? By contacting American Identity Solutions! Going through us, a FBI Channeler, is truly one of the fastest and certainly most reliable ways to see what's in your criminal background. We offer this service to those in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area. If you need more details about this, please contact us by calling (301) 571-9479. We are here to assist you!

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