Alpine County, California Criminal Records
A background check usually involves a company or individual conducting a systematic search of public records to determine an individual’s private character and integrity, in preparation of offering them a position of trust. Before an organization begins a background check on someone, they will ask the applicant’s permission, in the form of the applicant’s signature on a document authorizing a background check. Depending on the position or post applied for, a background check can be basic, or it can be a thorough examination of a person’s past. Driving records, court records, past employment, and sometimes even credit history are a part of some background checks today. Most background checks of today will also almost always look to see whether or not the applicant is a registered sex offender. The main sources of a basic background check are court and criminal records.
If you need to access the court records of a person living in Alpine County, California as part of a standard background check, you will need to petition the Alpine County Superior Court. The courthouse is located at 14777 State Route 89, PO Box 518, Markleeville, CA 96120 The telephone number to the courthouse is 530-694-2113 and the fax number is 530-694-2119. If you need additional information on the courthouse’s business hours, fee schedules, and records forms, you can check out their website, located here:
If you wish to view the public and criminal records of a citizen of Alpine County, California as part of a background check, you can visit one of the two Alpine County Sheriff’s Offices. The address of the Markleeville location is 14777 State Route 89, PO Box 518, Markleeville, CA 96120. If you have to contact the Markleeville Department by telephone, the number is 530-694-2231, and the fax number is 530-694-2956. If instead you need to contact the Bear Valley Substation, the address there is 88 Bear Valley Rd, P.O. Box 5103 Markleeville, CA 96120. The contact number for Bear Valley is 209-753-2321, while the fax number is 209-753-6517. You can also find additional information online pertaining to the sheriff’s office at the following Alpine County webpage: http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/sheriff
During the process of searching the criminal records of an individual living in Alpine County, you may need to find out whether that person has ever been under the supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. To check the Department of Correction’s database of past and present offenders, you may use the search tool on their website, located at the following link: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/Inmate_Locator.html.
By far the most important information to be obtained from a standard background check is whether the individual being researched is a registered sex offender. In the state of California, residents can check a person’s named against the information stored online in the Megan’s Law sex offender registry, maintained by the California Department of Justice -- Office of the Attorney General’s website. The Megan’s law website is located at the following link: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.