Ohio DUI & FBI Background Checks
The FBI maintains the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) which started in1967 with five files and 356,784 records. By the end of 2009, NCIC contained more than 15 million active records in 19 files. NCIC averages 7.5 million transactions per day. The intent of the NCIC is to be comprehensive in nature, through a cooperative network between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Interstate Identification Index, which contains automated criminal history record information, is accessible through the same network as NCIC. Individual states have internal records that may indeed be forwarded along to the NCIC as part of the stated network agreement. “Arrests” are included in the NCIC, including arrests for drunk driving. These arrests are included even if the charge was ultimately reduced to a lesser offense like reckless operation. Because of the nature of DUI (now called OVI in Ohio) cases, there may be computer records both under NCIC and the official driving record maintained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or similar Ohio record-keeping systems. If you are seeking a job or applying for school, it might make sense to speak with your Ohio DUI attorney about what is and what is not on your particular record. Please follow the links provided on this blog to access your local court records, or call Charles M. Rowland II at 937-879-9542.