If I run a criminal history check on someone, are they notified? 10 Answers as of February 18, 2013

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Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
They should not be notified, at least not by the company you are getting the background check from.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/18/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Usually not. The public records are checked in one of these searches.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/18/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
There are many ways to run a background check, but they do not notify the person of who is doing the check.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/15/2013
Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
Law Offices of Marshall Tauber | Marshall Tauber
No. You are doing a public record search.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/15/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
No, but law enforcement is made aware. So, IF you do not have authority to run criminal history checks, you will be in trouble.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 2/14/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    That depends. Most criminal records from within the past 10 years are considered a public record. You can go down to the local courthouse and ask the clerk whatever you want to know. They will tell you and the person will not be notified. For records more than 10 years old, however, you will probably need to go through the state DoJ, which would require the person's knowledge and consent.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/14/2013
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C.
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C. | Gregory R. LaMarca
    Not unless that person's identity is protected by law, ie public official, law enforcement etc.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/14/2013
    CECE LAW | Frank Cece
    Generally, you are not notified of any criminal history checks that are being run on you. It is not like a credit check. Prospective employers may share the findings if that is their policy.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/14/2013
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