Results returned via email, usually within 2-4 business days. Depending on the courthouse accessed, if possible matching records are found, there may be a delay for the court to confirm and return any matching records.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HAMPDEN COUNTY SEARCHES: For each county-level search in Hampden County, our researcher goes to the court and fills out the necessary paperwork to request a criminal background check. The search of records is then done by a court clerk. We have no control over how long it takes the court to complete the search and return the results to our researcher. From our experience, county-level searches in Hampden County can take up to ten or more business days to complete. We email the results to you just as soon as they become available from the court.
We search the county courthouse for you, which usually houses felony records for the entire county. At the same time, we also perform a district-level search.
What is a district-level search? In Massachusetts, many misdemeanor records are not housed at the county courthouse - they are housed at one of many different district courthouses within a given county (usually the same courthouse where an offense was prosecuted). Because there can be many district courthouses within a single county, we are not able to send someone to ALL of them. We ask you for the name of a city when ordering so that we can search the district courthouse that includes that cityís records, among others.
Information returned for county-level criminal searches varies by area, but generally includes the defendantís name, date-of-birth, case number, file date, offense charged, offense level (felony or misdemeanor), disposition date, disposition, and sentencing information.