How to find out someone's criminal background

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Posted 1/27/2013 by Pretty In PeaNK in NSBR Board

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Posted: 1/27/2013 5:52:23 PM
Someone I know lost their driver's license. They said they had a seizure. I don't believe them. (There's more to that story).

I know if it were a DUI, it is public record. How do I find this out, for free if possible?

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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:50:31 PM
You 'can' lose your license because of a seizure. My mom did. She can't get hers back ever, because the doctors won't sign off that she is 'cured' ie; won't ever have a seizure again. They can't take the risk of her having a seizure while driving.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:54:57 PM
I don't completely disagree that this person *may* have lost their license over a seizure. In fact, I knew someone who had it suspended until cleared by a doctor, and knew another person who had it revoked permanently. However, this person has a history, so I don't believe them unfortunately.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:41:11 PM
Look for your state's judicial site, often you can find a place to search for defendants by name.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:50:03 PM
Our court publishes all court records online so you can look up a person's name and see what they have been charged with and then follow the case as it moves through the court system.

But other than that I have no idea.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:44:55 PM
My sister wasn't allowed to get her DL back until she was seizure free for 6 months and the doctor signed off.

You can pay to get anyone's criminal history online

You could try calling your department of motor vehicles or who ever you get your dls through and ask how you obtain DL history. In Texas is lists reasons on the DL

But in all honesty I doubt most people know they suspend your DL for seizures. I wouldn't think that is common knowledge. Someone has to turn you in.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:57:53 PM
Call your county courthouse and ask if there is a free database to access. Some states/counties have online access, some will make you go to the courthouse to access them.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:44:50 AM

But in all honesty I doubt most people know they suspend your DL for seizures. I wouldn't think that is common knowledge. Someone has to turn you in.

This I know somebody who should not hold a license. Has had multiple car accidents. But until somebody turns him/her in for driving with a known history of seizures he/she will keep driving.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:33:24 AM
^^^ I guess it depends on a persons integrity. DH is epileptic and turns his DL in after a fit. All but one of his seizures have been during sleep. He just does the right thing.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:12:57 AM
In my county, you can google "this county criminal records" and it takes you to a website. You have to know some information - full name and/or DOB. There are a lot of codes but you can figure it out.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:36:55 AM
Try googling your state name + court records. In Oklahoma it brings up a searchable database since it is a matter of pubic record.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:44:54 AM
A man plowed down all the trees in our side yard as a result of a seizure. He wasn't hurt, nor was anyone else however he lost his licence and from what the insurance company said, it was likely he'd never drive again.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:54:52 AM
co-worker of mine was having absence seizures - meaning she was still concious but couldn't really talk, etc. Her license was suspended while they were dealing with various medication combinations.

However, while investigating the cause, etc. they found a brain tumour and already he license was reinstated after the surgery (as the seizure case was removed) she's on chemo and knows her reactions, etc are slowed down so she's still not comfortable driving and doesn't.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 10:56:33 AM
I had a co-worker who had a couple seizures, and had her license suspended for a period of time, too.

why do you want to know, anyway? is this person an employee of yours, or are you just nosy? unless you have a business need, I think it's none of your business, personally.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:14:41 AM
Unless it's your husband or your minor child, why is it any of your business? I would imagine if they wanted you to know the real reason, assuming you are correct and they made this one up, why is it any of your concern?

It's all just nonsense anyway!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:23:17 AM
I also know someone whose D/L was suspended because he had a seizure while driving.

However, you can Google your County Clerk's Office (it may have a weird web address, our county is listed as MyOrangeCountyClerk) but if you Google, for instance 'Orange County Clerk's office' you'd still find it. Then court records should be an option in their menu or toolbar. Usually it's split into criminal,family court, and traffic, choose traffic, type in their name and birth date, if you know it, and hit enter. Any traffic citation they have gotten will show up.

These records are public so it's irrelevant why you want to see it, it's available to anyone who wants to look....for free.
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