Criminal records can be searched for those looking to find and check free national databases to find out the exact history on any particular person. Many people may be surprised to hear just how many previously convicted criminals are working in jobs and leading a rehabilitated life after being in prison for a while and this is of course a good thing. On the other hand though, there are unfortunately some ex-convicts that are purposely looking for certain types of employment opportunities that can put them in the perfect position to commit further crimes.
This is where a free criminal records search comes in handy for employers to check the databases and find out whether or not a certain person has ever been convicted of an act of crime. It’s not only employers looking to find out and search a record on someone either, there are even couples in relationships and potential marriage partners wanting to find out if their partner has ever been to jail or been involved in certain crimes and/or been in trouble with the South African Police. Crimes from murder, robbery and rape, through to hijacking, petty theft and even drunken driving are kept on public record for viewing and searching through.
These days, most employers are running background checks to find out the history of someone before making a decision on whether or not to hire them within the company. Any arrests go on a public record system which is available for almost anyone to search through, not only the Police force and private detectives. Sealing a record can be done with the help of a lawyer in certain circumstances but if you have ever been arrested or in prison for committing an offence and apply for a new job somewhere, just know that your potential employer will more than likely do a search through the criminal records to check your background.