1) Free searches - listed below. Rhode Island provides free access to a number of different types of criminal record databases. We recommend you start with the resource below titled “Court Records | Rhode Island Criminal and Traffic” to search the Rhode Island Judiciary Adult Criminal record database for statewide felony, misdemeanor, ordinance, and traffic records. Also listed below are resources for criminal, civil, traffic, and worker compensation court calendars; Department of Corrections inmate records; registered offenders; federal inmates; and federal criminal court records (through the inexpensive PACER system).
2) Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification. Click on the link to the left and then the "State Background Checks" tab when you land on the Bureau of Criminal Identification page to find information on how to order a criminal history check from the BCI. Cost is $5.00. Requires a signed, notarized release from the subject of the search.
3) Search Systems State, National, and International Criminal Records. Save time and expand your search with our Search Systems Premium criminal record database containing over 500 million criminal records, over 70 national and international terrorist, debarred persons, and most wanted databases. The cost per search nationwide is $14.95 or $9,95 for Rhode Island and results are immediate.
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