There are many new ways to search through arrest records. Many states offer searches by fingerprints and others provide online sites and mail request sites. Some searches require the exact spelling of the full name to provide accurate matches. Social security numbers also ensure a more accurate search as does providing date of birth, gender and race. To request South Carolina arrest records by mail send a non-refundable fee of $25 in the form of a business check, cashier’s check, certified check or money order to the following address:
SLED Records Department
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398
Phone: (803) 737-9000
Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return answer. Personal checks and cash aren’t accepted forms of payment. Criminal history of the person whose background check you’re requesting will include certain information such as his or her offense, photo and statute. It may also include incarceration and parole data, if applicable. If you don’t know much about the person and need the search request to fan out to include other states, your option might be better to choose a professional search service. Since the advent of the Internet, these services have become very popular with legal professionals and companies who are constantly hiring people. These services charge a very reasonable fee to search either one time – or you can pay for a monthly or yearly membership if you’re going to be performing many searches.
Aside from employment and legal purposes, you may want to search the background of a person who has recently entered your life as a love interest – or someone who is around your family a great deal, but whom you don’t know much about. If you’re planning to hire a nanny or baby sitter for your children or select a caregiver for an elderly parent, you’ll want to know if the person has ever been arrested for sexual offences, child molestation, fraud or anything else that would make him or her a viable threat to your family or loved one. A professional, online search service will conduct a wider search than you could receive from a state-based search and you can expect the results to appear on your computer in a matter of moments, rather than spend days waiting for a reply through the mail. A fee-based, online search service will likely provide you with more information than you’d receive from a state-based service that has certain rules and regulations about how much data they can release. And, an online search service is run by professionals who can interpret the results into a report that you can understand and use for whatever purpose you need.
You can’t be too careful about yours and your family’s safety and well-being. Don’t take a chance – search through South Carolina arrest records and get the information you need to make a decision about a person. Click on the link to find out more about professional, online search services.