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From the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles to sunny San Diego, and everywhere in between, when it comes time to do a criminal or civil background check on someone that lives in California, you might as well do it right. And by this, we simply mean checking more than the obvious. After all, you are most likely hiring a private investigator to do a professional background check in an effort to protect yourself, your family, your business, or your client's best interests.
Be smart. Be thorough.
Besides checking the County where the subject currently resides, our private investigators would generally recommend a more proactive & practical approach. This would include searching 3 to 4 surrounding counties. Each county typically has attractions that draw residents from nearby counties, and they are all often readily accessible to one another.
The different County courts do not link or share data with one another. And the myriad of databases that resell information online, well...they are just not reliable. We often find that a resident of Orange County, CA (for example) may have multiple criminal convictions in Riverside County, Los Angeles, or San Diego, CA. By us regularly expanding our background search to include multiple counties, our private detectives uncover more critical and valuable information for our clients. Searching multiple counties does cost more as it is more time consuming. However, the moral of the story is that when it comes to checking a person's background (especially criminal), it is always better to be safe rather than sorry.
Check up, down, and all around!
In addition to searching all known areas, our investigators can use our powerful investigative tools to see where else the subject has lived in the past. If, for example, our research revealed that this person has also lived in Florida, New York and Texas or China, Italy, the U.K., or Mexico....we could extend the search into those specific geographical areas as well, as requested.
Private Investigators use experience, logic, and practical sense when performing a background check investigation. It's the only way to get "the big picture".
Besides Criminal and Civil record searches, there is a multitude of research we can perform for you, like assets, real property, professional licensing, amongst many, many other things. Our experienced private detectives can custom-tailor searches to best fit your specific background check needs.
If you need a professional investigator to help you check out a person's background, call our office today.