A background check is often necessary when a person is applying for a sensitive job that would require his or her employers to know everything about the person in question. Usually, the best source of information in regards to the background of a person would be the person himself or herself, but there are times when this could not be the case as the person who is the subject of the search would often try to hide something, especially if that something is one that would tend to portray the person in a negative light. This is the reason why Background Check Rhode Island like all background checks, are usually conducted through the use of records.
There are two reasons why the background checks of today are usually conducted through the use of records, and the first reason would be because these records are public records. The fact that they are public records means that these records are supposed to be available to the public at all times. Any person may make the request for copies of these records and the office where the records are being kept are required to issue the records upon the proper procedure for making the request being followed by the person making the request. Note that just because the records are public records do not mean that these records come for free as there is still a required fee that must be paid before these records could be requested for.
The other reason is because these records are the official records of the government and because of that, these records are supposed to be given the presumption of regularity such that the contents of the records are presumed to be true and accurate at all times. As this would be the case, the person presenting the copies of these records would be under no obligation to prove that the contents of the records are true, though do note that the presumption is just that, a presumption that could be overturned through the use of competent evidence. Further, the presumption applies only if the records in question were obtained from the proper sources.
The first step that one must take when requesting for copies of the records would be to determine where the record could be found. Usually, records are found in the custody of the office that made the record in the first place, and as such, the request for copies of those records should be done at that office, but this would not always be the case as there are some records that are kept at the official custodian of the records in question. The method for making the request would depend on the office where the request would be made, but in general, the method for making the request would usually be to make the request in person or through the mail.
Rhode Island Criminal Records are also available online through the use of online databases. Faster and more efficient than the more traditional background records sources, these online databases could present information that would be substantially the same as that which could be found from the various official sources, but do note that they are not official sources in the strictest interpretation of that term.