How Can I Search For People’s Information For Free?

It’s important to be aware of who is around you, and to keep track of their activities. Most people don’t want to be friends with a convicted felon, or let a person without a license borrow their car. It’s common sense. As such, it can be difficult to find ways to accurately search someone’s information, and more difficult to find ways to search it conveniently. Below, we’re going to go over a few ways you can check someone’s background.

An Online Public Records Search

Through an online public records database, like SpyFly, you can easily obtain all the information regarding a person you need. SpyFly has access to billions of public records and is incredibly quick to use. SpyFly can reveal a person’s driving record, criminal record, arrest record, and even if they have any active arrest warrants out for them. These documents can provide you with information on whether or not you can trust someone in your life, and what you should and shouldn’t let them do unsupervised.

Now, it can be embarrassing if someone finds out you were investigating them. They may feel betrayed and cast you out, regardless of whether or not they have any poor information on them. What’s nice about SpyFly is that they’re confidential. They will not notify the person you’re investigating. This allows you to remain anonymous, and confident in the privacy of your investigation.

Visit A County Courthouse

If you’d prefer to have your boots on the ground, this is an option just for you. However, there are a few more steps involved in this, and it will take far longer. You’ll need to speak with a county clerk, and provide them with a clerical fee. In addition, you also need to supply them with a reason to give you information regarding the person you’re investigating, and they reserve the right to deny your request. Even if they do accept it, they may take a few days to provide you with the information you’ve requested.

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Make sure you check to see if the courthouse has digitized their documents and if they’re connected to a larger government database. If they’re not, then you’re going to need to visit a different court, as a non-connected database will only possess information in regard to your local county. You may need to go through this entire process several times before you can be confident you’ve investigated a person thoroughly.

Visit A Local Police Department

Much of the same rules as the courthouse apply here. You’ll need to speak with an officer on duty, supply them with a reason for the search and clerical fee, and be patient as they retrieve the requested information. They also possess the same drawbacks, and the department may not be digitized either. Another important thing is that the office may see fit to inform the person you’re investigating, which could violate the anonymity of your search. However, this may also allow you to see the original documents regarding the person you’re investigating, especially if they possess an outstanding warrant. 

Contact A Law Office

Most attorneys will have access to a private legal database, containing public and non-public records. If you’d prefer to work through them, they can provide you with the records you’re searching for. However, keep in mind that it would be considered pro bono work, as they’re not required in any way to supply you with the requested information. But, if you’re a paying client, they may be more amiable to your search and can provide you with the information you need, once they can get around to it.

***SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.***