Ventura County, California Criminal Records
Background checks are commonly conducted by companies and hiring firms, but they are also undertaken by regular citizens. Nowadays, a private citizen can and will initiate a background check in order to see another person’s criminal records, but most often criminal records are researched by hiring companies when they are considering a job applicant for employment. Any individual who has had a past conviction will have criminal records attached to their name, social security number, and fingerprint information. Of each of these methods, fingerprints return the most trustworthy and reliable criminal information. Using this information, a human resources department can make informed and intelligent decisions on the character of the individuals they offer or deny employment. Conversely, a private citizen can feel confident in the individuals they allow themselves and their family member to closely associate with.
Background researchers understand that all of the “instant” background check services advertised on the Internet rely heavily on basic public records like county sheriff’s criminal records and court records. If you need to perform a background check and wish to browse the court records an individual from Ventura County, California, you can request them from the clerk of the superior court. The address of the two main branches of the Ventura County Superior Court is as follows:
East County Courthouse
3855F Alamo Street, Simi Valley CA 93063
Ventura Hall of Justice
Ventura County Government Center
800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura CA 93009
The Ventura County Superior Court also has website for web users to browse at the following link: http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/venturaMasterFrames18.htm
A county sheriff’s office will also maintain a significant repository of public records, chief among them that’s county’s criminal history information. The most common way to obtain criminal records from the county sheriff is to visit them in-person. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is located at 800 South Victoria Ave, Ventura, California 93009. The sheriff’s contact number is 805-654-2380 for individuals who need to call. In addition, the sheriff’s website has several public resources that can be useful in a background check, and can be found at the following link: http://www.vcsd.org.
A county background researcher who wishes to discover if another individual has been paroled by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation can do so by utilizing the DOC’s web-based offender search. To browse the search webpage, click this link: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Reports_Research/Inmate_Locator.html.
Anyone currently living in California and needing to order their own background check are eligible to purchase their own from the California Department of Justice. The fee for every background check is $25.00, payable by credit card and delivered within 72 hours of purchase. Click here to visit the DOJ webpage: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php.
The California DOJ also has information for California residents who will need to submit to an official, fingerprint-based background check for official purposes. Web users can find additional information here: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/.
If you are suspicious of an individual living in California and wish to run their name through the Megan’s Law sex offender database, click this link: http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/.