Can anyone advise as to whether the results of a criminal background check are considered private records or whether this information can be disseminated as public record?
Sorry, I should have better qualified my question. I am actually enquiring about running someone else' background to learn if they have a criminal history. And wanted to learn should I share the findings with someone who is impacted by this person, would I be doing something illegal. Thank you!
Criminal Defense Attorney
If someone goes down to the Courthouse and pulls all the files there to create a database this is legal and the records are public. On the other hand your criminal history (aka rap sheet) is private and can be accessed only be a few organizations. Anyone who disseminates your rap sheet commits a crime.