Statewide: A search of various numbers of criminal databases available in a particular State such as Department of Corrections. Usually instant results available.
Countywide: A search for criminal convictions at the county court level. Results form search should reveal all felony convictions, including felony charges reduced to misdemeanor convictions. County sources are searched in person or through court’s Web site. Usually 1–2 day turnaround.
Federal: A search for criminal convictions at the appropriate federal district court adjudicating U.S laws. Courts are searched directly at the source in person, through court’s Web site, or direct connection into their index. Usually 1-2 day turnaround.
Nationwide Database: A search of multi-geographical, aggregate criminal databases. Usually instant results available.