o The Federal Criminal Database Search reveals criminal activity prosecuted through the Federal District Court System searched by accessing the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) system. Federal Crimes differ from those prosecuted in State and County Courts and are typically severe violations such as embezzlement, weapons or drug charges, pornography or exploitation of children, crimes on federal property or that cross state lines, or breaches of the Constitution. Each state has one or more Federal Districts, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Federal cases are as well heard in Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
o It should be noted that Federal policy restricts access to court records for as long as seven years, and requires personal identifiers be removed or redacted before records are made public, upgrading the requirement for RiskAware’s Investigator research skill in matching case identifiers to your applicant.