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Higbee & Associates, the nation's largest record clearing law firm, and BackgroundChecks.com, the nation's largest source of compiled criminal record information, have an exclusive partnership that allows Higbee & Associates to provide them with updated records and have the revisions made in two weeks or less. Updating the records through BackgroundChecks.com ensures that they will furnish the data to over 600 independent companies, updating records with criminal background providers nationwide.
If you have previously had your record cleared with our law firm, the ECDU service will be added to your online case management system for your review and participation. If you are new to our offices, we will ask that you send in a copy of your court order granting relief along with some identifying information. If you were unsuccessful in your attempt to retrieve your court order, we can conduct the research for an additional fee.
ECDU is typically completed in less than two weeks. If we will be providing research with your service, it could take 1-3 months depending on how efficient the courts are at returning our records request.
To confirm our success, our firm will mail you a Final Packet at the conclusion of the service. This resource packet will include an informational guide to help you contact other agencies, along with a sample dispute letter from the founding attorney that you may submit to any other agencies that have still not corrected any false information (as they can be liable for civil damages), and finally, a promotional code from BackgroundChecks.com that can be used to view your background check for free.
BackgroundChecks.com is the largest provider of data to independent background check companies, distributing data to about 600 independent agencies. However, BackgroundChecks.com is under nondisclosure agreements with their subsidiaries and cannot disclose the names of the agencies they are distributing data to. Because we recognize that there may still be other agencies reporting incorrect information after our sweep, we provide each client with a Final Packet to handle any future confrontations with these agencies.
Our firm will include a promotional code for a free nationwide background check from Backgroundchecks.com ($39.95 retail value) in your Final Packet. You may use this code to verify the updated record at the conclusion of the service.
There are thousands of private databases that hold criminal records nationwide and it is impossible to update them all for many reasons. That being said, there is no other single, significant step that will clear more sources in less time.
If you have records in multiple states we will charge the base rate for the first state and an additional, discounted fee for each extra state that we are submitting updates for.
If you have a particular agency in mind, we suggest waiting until after our agency sweep to contact them regarding your record. It is likely that our service will reach them and if not, you can use the informational guide and sample dispute letter in your Final Packet to request an update.
While you have done everything possible to clean up your government record, old information may still be held in private databases. Taking action to update or remove this data is the only way to be sure that outdated and damaging information will not be distributed online to friends, families, potential employers or educational programs.
When the judge signs a court order granting a type of record relief, that order is then distributed to multiple state agencies who are required to update their records within a regulated time frame. Our service targets the private background check agencies because they are not maintained under the same regulations.
Each state, county and court has their own requirements for regulating and managing their online systems. Depending on the state and county, it could take up to 9 months or more for the website to update and reflect your granted relief. Check your court's website for more information.
ECDU is designed to update your data that is on the Internet in relation to the types of relief the courts have granted you. Each state has different laws regarding what criminal information will legally remain public afterwards, and this service will ensure that your record is reflecting correctly and lawfully on the Internet.
Yes. Our relationship with BackgroundChecks.com is well founded. If for any reason they experience difficulty completing a particular update, they will inform us of the issue so our firm can research and amend the problem. BackgroundChecks.com will then promptly process our update.
If you are a client that has used our record clearing services before, you may simply contact your case manager for instructions on how to begin. If you are new to our firm you may call our toll-free number and speak with a representative.
We will request that you submit a copy of your granted court order, some personal information (date of birth, aliases, etc.) and the payment to begin the service. If you will not be providing us a copy of you granted court order for verification, we will need to conduct case research at an additional cost.
This service updates criminal records only. The Internet is extensive and although it displays personal details that consumers may not want posted, the information can be very difficult to remove. If you are having problems with a particular website we would be happy to look into it for you. You may call our toll-free number and speak with a representative about your options for privacy.
For clients who have had their criminal records cleared by RecordGone.com we charge $150, otherwise for new clients we charge $250. If your criminal record was cleared in multiple states there is an additional charge of $50 per state.