1) Free searches - listed below. Pennsylvania provides excellent free access to criminal record databases. To do your own search we suggest that you start with the “Featured Public Records” and search the Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Courts, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Inmates, Registered Offenders, PACER U.S. District Court (requires registration and a small fee) for Federal records, and any of the county court databases that match where your subject has resided. Philadelphia has a large number of available court databases, so be sure to go to page 3 of this section to search Philadelphia records if it’s applicable.
2) PATCH. Another option is to use the link below to the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) service. PATCH will provide a Pennsylvania criminal history for $10, including all convictions, all arrests under 3 years old for which the repository has not received a disposition, and warrants. Law enforcement receives full histories. Requests made by non-criminal justice agencies and individuals are subject “to edit criteria contained in the law.” Results are promised within 24 hours. This does not include U.S. Federal Records, so we recommend a PACER search as well.
3) Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Criminals don't stop at state borders. Expand your search with our Search Systems Premium criminal record database - the largest available to the public online containing over 400 million criminal records in all states. Includes over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases. The cost per search is $14.95 and results are immediate. See Inside Edition's report on YouTube.
Our Pennsylvania records include District Court felony, misdemeanor & traffic convictions; Common Pleas Courts & Philadelphia Municipal Court felony & misdemeanor convictions; Department of Corrections inmate records, and registered offender records. A search of Pennsylvania records only is $9.95, immediate results.
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