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HOW TO LOCATE ANYONE THROUGH A SKIP TRACE SERVICE

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Finding a person is a very difficult task, made only more difficult when they need to be served. When a plaintiff brings a lawsuit against a defendant, the law requires the defendant to be served a notice of the court action. This is done so that the defendant has enough time to prepare a defense, and is an important part of due process.

However, what happens when the person being served is extraordinarily hard to locate?

Skip tracing comes in. Skip tracing essentially boils down to locating a person’s whereabouts, the word itself coming from the idiomatic expression ‘to skip town’ [to depart in a haste] and to ‘trace’ the path that they might have taken.  Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a skip tracer, contact tracer, debt collector, process server, bail bondsman or bail agency enforcer [bounty hunters], repossession agent, private investigator, lawyer, police detective, journalist, or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known. Similar techniques have also been used by investigators to locate witnesses in criminal trials.

 [1.0] WHAT IS SKIP TRACING?

Collecting information is the keystone to successfully locating an evasive individual. Data is amassed about the individuals, then analyzed and verified in order to obtain new and correct points of contact while also sifting out details specifically manufactured to muddle their location. Essentially, a skip tracer’s job is to identify real details about the individual to be located and collect the same.

The job is a lot more than research, though. Third-party individuals who can assist the process can be identified thus, which can usher the process along at a faster pace. This can be attributed to the fact that even when no specific information is returned, public and private databases exist that cross-reference skip tracing information with others the ‘skip’  may have lived within the recent past. For instance, if previous records show a ‘skip’ lived in the same house as a third party, the third-party may also be skip traced in an effort to locate the primary target.

Records that skip tracers use may include phone number databases, credit reports [including information provided on a loan application, credit card application, and in other debt collector databases], job application information, criminal background checks, utility bills [electricity, gas, water, sewage, phone, Internet, and cable], social security, disability, and public tax information. While some of these records may be publicly available, some cannot be accessed without an appropriate search warrant, which is generally only available to law enforcement.

[2.0] SO, WHAT’S A PROCESS SERVER SUPPOSED TO DO

Skip tracing is needed to serve someone who just plain doesn’t want to be served. They’ll take steps to avoid this, changing addresses or jobs, or just dropping off the grid as much as they possibly can. Service is especially hard here if it’s for a person whose particulars one does not have. 

If this happens, a process server intervenes. They’re armed with access to higher-technology services, experience from performing the skip trace routine before, and insider information. Even if their address seems like it’s an internet search away, process servers are faster and more efficient, often relying on colleagues to pool in resources and locate the individual. 

Additionally, a process server actually knows how to go about skip-tracing legally. It’s difficult to maneuver the mire of federal, local, and state laws, especially with the issues of trespass and privacy, but process servers are trained to be able to work past the same.

 [3.0] LEGALITY OF SKIP TRACING

So, is skip tracing legal?

Essentially, yes. However, privacy laws will still be binding. For example, State Senator Chris Jacobs has introduced legislation to protect the privacy rights of New York residents as the state begins to engage in contact tracing efforts as a key part of its reopening strategy. According to state and national public health officials, contact tracing can help monitor infected individuals as reopening businesses and COVID-19 restrictions loosen. 

To prevent a breach of privacy, Jacobs’ bill would require that any person traced must voluntarily opt-in to the tracing program, and it provides that they can withdraw at any time with the assurance that their personal data is encrypted. The legislation creates two new E felonies for unlawful dissemination of contact tracing information as well as unlawful use of a surveillance drone.  It also establishes a cause of action enabling people to sue entities responsible for any violation of their right to privacy as it relates to contact tracing.  Aggrieved individuals would be allowed to seek damages or declaratory or injunctive relief.

While the above example isn’t purely for skip tracing, it is a good example of what are illegal ways of obtaining information or accessing private documentation without consent. It must be understood that while service to an individual is exceedingly important, being upfront about one’s intentions while also specifically checking local laws and business regulations is what’s necessary to understand exactly what one is permitted to do. 

The situation of a skip tracer is also likened to those of debt collectors. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law that limits the behavior and actions of third-party debt collectors who are attempting to collect debts on behalf of another person or entity. The law, as amended in 2010, leaves a few channels to contact debtors, and even specifies the regularity through which they may be contacted. If the FDCPA is violated, a suit may be brought within one year against the debt collection company as well as the individual debt collector for damages and attorney fees.

[4.0] SKIP TRACING AND BOUNTY HUNTING

Where does bounty hunting come in?

Since skip tracing is often associated with bail bonds and bounty hunting, many bail bondsmen and bounty hunters use skip trace services to locate individuals. They are not synonymous, though, and skip tracers can never exist as bounty hunters. 

Skip tracing with regards to bounty hunting refers to a person who has skipped bail. It’s an intentional skip because they do so to avoid jail rather than just an unintentional, well-meaning skip. This means that the process of locating the fugitive is significantly more difficult, as bounty hunters will also have to attempt an apprehension of the fugitive. 

Skip tracing is not unlike detective work, as it involves scouring databases, understanding where and how to search for information, and following up on leads. Skip tracing professionals conduct interviews, engage in surveillance activities, and assess information about their subject.

In the past, dumpster diving was a part of skip tracing. Skip tracers are often used to conceal their true identities and motives in order to gain more information. This form of deception, known as ‘pretexting.’ is legal now in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. With the rise of the internet, a lot of skip tracing is conducted online with paid search sites and subscriptions to a number of paid databases. tracers will subscribe to a number of paid databases to help them gather and verify the information.

With COVID-19 requiring every county in the United States to build a contact tracing plan, this industry is expected to hire tens of thousands of tracers in 2020.

For more information on locating someone, contact Undisputed Legal our Skip Trace Service department at (800) 774-6922. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm EST.  If you found this article helpful, please consider donating.  Thank you for following our blog, A space dedicated to bringing you news on breaking legal developments, interesting articles for law professionals, and educational material for all. We hope that you enjoy your time on our blog and revisit us!  We also invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Process Servers.

Sources

1.Senate Bill S8327, 2019-2020 Legislative Session,  Relates to protecting people’s privacy during contact tracing

2. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Pub. L. 95-109; 91 Stat. 874, codified as 15 U.S.C. § 1692

NEW YORK STATE COURT ADMINISTRATION CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD SEARCH

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The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides a New York Statewide criminal history record search for a fee of $95.00. You can submit a criminal history record search request via our on-line Direct Access program or by mailing in a CHRS application form. The search criteria are strictly based on an exact match of Name and DOB (variations of Name or DOB are not reported). Background checks for companies are also part of the criminal history record search program. The search results are public records relating to open/pending and convictions in criminal cases originating from County/Supreme, City, Town, and Village courts of all 62 counties. Sealed records are not disclosed. 

The New York Statewide CHRS report has the following limitations and restrictions:

  • The report does not include Family, Civil, or Federal court case information.  The NY Statewide criminal history record search Report is based on an ‘exact match’ of Name and DOB. Any ‘variation’ of the individual’s Name and DOB is not considered a match.  The report is subject to non-disclosure of certain case dispositions due to NYS Office of Court Administration’s policies (e.g., Misdemeanor Redemption, non-criminal offense cases) or sealed records under NYS law. Town Court and Village Court disposition data is not available for the period May 1991 through 2002. As of May 2007, all Town and Village Courts report to OCA. Town and Village disposition data from 2002 through 2007 is limited. In accordance with the Youthful Offender Legislation CPL720.15(1), the NY Statewide criminal history record search report will not report pending criminal cases categorized as Youthful Offender Eligible.  Criminal cases ‘Transferred’ or ‘Removed’ (CPL 725) to Family Court are not reported.  Please be advised: The NY Statewide criminal history record search Report reflects ‘electronic data’ furnished to the NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA). Occasionally, critical information is not reflected in the transmission to OCA, which will result in an error in the criminal history record search Report.  The NY Statewide criminal history record search report is not a nationwide background check.  The NY Statewide criminal history record search report is not an FBI background search check.  The report does not include case dispositions for ‘non-criminal offenses’ (e.g., Violations, Infractions).  The report does not include case dispositions for individuals whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more than ten years prior to the date of request (Misdemeanor Redemption Policy).  We do not disclose records sealed under CPL 160.59. Click the ‘Criminal Records and Sealing’ link on our home page for more information about records with no more than two misdemeanor convictions OR one. misdemeanor and one felony conviction for possible eligibility.  The results of the NYS / criminal history record search is not certified.  Cases appearing solely with charges that do not result in fingerprinting (e.g., Violations, Infractions, Unclassified Misdemeanors -UM) are not reflected on an individual’s NYS Criminal History Report (i.e., Rap Sheet), and are similarly not generated as part of the NYS Office of Court Administration’s criminal history record search Report.  In accordance with the NYS Law regarding missing dispositions, the NY Statewide criminal history record search report will not report cases where there is no final disposition in the case and there has been no activity on the case for the prior 5 years from the date the report is run unless there is an open warrant for that person’s arrest.  In accordance with the NYS Law regarding marijuana regulation, as of 8/28/2019, the NY Statewide criminal history record search report will no longer report a criminal history for any individual with a conviction of PL §§ 221.10, unless there were additional fingerprinted charges on the same docket that are either pending or resulted in a conviction. We are in the process of conforming our system to reflect the changes mandated by CPL 160.50 (5)(k) and are developing rules to ensure that no criminal history report will contain information regarding a conviction of PL §§ 221.10 or PL §§ 221.05.

Procedure and related information are as follows:

  1. Submit your request electronically by using our online Direct Access application. Requests submitted via the Direct Access application reporting ‘No Results Found’ are returned in Real-Time. Check the Direct Access page for more information.  OR
  2. Complete the criminal history record search  Application Form. Indicate name, address. phone number, and other related information of the person or company submitting the form.
  3. Include the individual’s full name and date of birth you want searched. Applications with unclear or omitted information will be rejected. Each alias and each date of birth is counted as an additional search.
  4. The results of this process are NOT certified and should not be confused with a “Certificate of Disposition” which can only be issued by the court of original jurisdiction.
  5. criminal history record search results are verified, reviewed, amended, if necessary, and emailed to our customers the following business day – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Please note that the entire search request is withheld for review if one or more names result in a record.

PROGRAM FEE

The fee is $95.00 for a Statewide search. Please make checks or money orders payable to the N.Y.S. Office of Court Administration. Cash will not be accepted. A $20.00 returned check charge will be imposed on items returned by the bank.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS

Applications may be mailed to, or filed in person weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at:

criminal history record search

NYS Office of Court Administration

Office of Administrative Services

criminal history record search

25 Beaver Street (Room 840 – Front Desk)

New York, NY 10004

CHRS@nycourts.gov

Applications hand-delivered are, in most cases, completed within the next business day.

Applications filed by mail must include a self-addressed postage-paid envelope to receive the criminal history search results. Upon receipt, these requests are also processed within the next business day.

PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS 

Hand-delivered applications for subsequent pick up must include a self-addressed envelope indicating “Hold For Pick-Up.” Blank application forms can be picked up at the same address listed above between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 RESULTS

The results of the search can be picked up, mailed (include a self-addressed stamped envelope) or emailed (include an email address on the application form.)

SEARCH INQUIRIES 

Inquiries regarding criminal disposition data should be directed to OCA’s Criminal History Record Search Unit at (212) 428-2943 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD SEARCH FAQs

What information is required when conducting a criminal history record search (CHRS)?

The NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA) requires the individual’s full First Name (minimum of one character), full Last Name, and Date of Birth.

How does OCA’s criminal history record search program work?

need to have the individual’s full name and DOB. You can submit your search via OCA’s online application called Direct Access or you can complete the criminal history record search application form which can be downloaded from the NYS Courts website (www.nycourts.gov/apps/chrs.) Submit the application with a check or money order made out to the NYS Office of Court Administration. The search mechanism is based on finding an EXACT match of the actual name and date of birth of the individual searched. The individual’s middle initial is not used as part of the search mechanism. Any variation of either the Name or DOB in the database is not considered a match and is not reported. Searches can also be requested for business entities.

What is Direct Access?

Direct Access is the NYS Office of Court Administration’s (OCA) online criminal history record search program. NY Statewide criminal background checks can be requested online 24 hours a day, seven days a week with payment either by e-check or credit/debit card. For more information, visit our website at: www.nycourts.gov/apps/chrs.

Typically, the criminal history record search – Direct Access results are returned in a timely fashion. If I don’t get results in a few hours, should I just resubmit?

not resubmit previously sent requests without checking the ‘RECEIPTS’ link in Direct Access. This link displays the status of previous search requests during the last six months including your current request. If the status of your current request reflects it’s in the ‘PROCESSING’ stage, this means the outcome of the search needs to be reviewed and upon completion will be e-mailed to you. If, however, you don’t see any activity, contact the criminal history record search Unit.

If while submitting a criminal background check via Direct Access and I experience a system or technical error, should I resubmit the request?

you experience a problem while submitting a search request due to a system error, do not resubmit your request. Contact the criminal history record search Unit so we can research the problem and inform you of the status of your request.

How many counties are included in the New York Statewide search?

All of the State’s 62 counties. Individual electronic county searches are not provided.

What kind of information is included in the statewide search?

Conviction and pending records as it relates to felony and misdemeanor cases originating in Town and Village Courts, City, and County/Supreme Courts. Sealed records are not reported. As of July 20, 2007, data relating to noncriminal offenses (e.g., violations, infractions) will no longer appear as part of the criminal history record search Report. Cases processed in Town/Village Courts from 1991 to 2002 are not part of the NYS Office of Court Administration’s criminal disposition database. criminal history record search report may not report cases where there is no final disposition in the case and there has been no activity on the case for the prior 5 years from the date the report is run, unless there is an open warrant for that person’s arrest.  This is part of a phased-in reporting change as the Unified Court System conforms its records to meet NYS law. The changes will be fully effective as of April 1, 2020.

Why does OCA not provide information on violations and infractions?

As a result of a recent case filed in a New York court, the Unified Court System has reviewed its policy regarding the contents of criminal history summaries that it provides to individuals and businesses upon their request and for a fee. The review has resulted in a change of policy to the extent that the summaries provided will report only convictions on charges that New York State law regards as crimes. Crimes are defined by New York State law as including misdemeanors and felonies only. Convictions on offenses classified as violations and infractions which are not crimes as defined by New York State law will no longer be reported unless the criminal history summary includes a misdemeanor or felony conviction for the same event.

Can courts request additional fees from customers who are pursuing incomplete case information reported via the criminal history record search program?

The New York (OCA) Statewide criminal history record search program provides an ‘electronic’ search of the NYS Court’s criminal disposition database reporting the latest information supplied by the courts. If the criminal history record search report is incomplete and the customer decides to contact the court for additional information, the court, observing their individual operating guidelines, may legitimately request additional fees and instruct you to submit your inquiry by mail.

What does it mean when a charge appears on the criminal history record search report with the notation ”NO DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE?”

This means the charge displayed is not part of OCA”s charge dictionary. You can contact the court for the charge description or you can access the New State Assembly’s website at: www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg (click “New York State Laws.) This site also includes NYC Administrative Codes.

How far back are cases searched in each respective county?

Refer to OCA’s C.R.I.M.S (County) Data Chart

How often are cases updated?

Within New York City, cases are updated approximately every 24 hours and outside NYC an average of once a week.

Is there a website with court addresses and phone numbers?

Yes. The New York State Court’s website: www.nycourts.gov/courts has information that provides court addresses and phone numbers.

What is the criminal history record search turnaround time for results?

CHRS requests submitted by mail, in person, or via Direct Access is typically completed by the next business day.

How are dual or hyphenated surnames processed through the CHRS program?

Names searched with a dual (e.g., Garcia Rivera, James) or hyphenated (e.g., Garcia-Rivera, James) surname will generate the following variations: with a hyphen (e.g., Garcia-Rivera), with a space (e.g., Garcia Rivera), and dual names together (e.g., Garcia Rivera) Dual surnames are not automatically reconfigured and searched in its single format (e.g., Garcia-Rivera, James searched as Garcia, James, and Rivera, James.)

How are dual first names processed through the criminal history record search program?

Dual ‘first’ names are processed the same as ‘dual’ surnames.

How are surnames appearing with an apostrophe processed through the criminal history record search program?

Names searched with surnames appearing with an apostrophe (e.g., O’Donahue) will generate the following variations: with an apostrophe (e.g., O’Donahue), with a space (e.g., O Donahue), and surname intact (e.g., Donahue.)

How are names appearing with a suffix (e.g., Jr., III) processed through the criminal history record search program?

Names searched with a suffix will prompt the following variations: with a suffix as entered (e.g., John Smith Jr.) and without (e.g., John Smith.) However, names searched without a suffix will not generate names appearing with a suffix in the database.

Our Town and Village courts criminal disposition data included in the NYS Statewide search?

NYS Town and Village court dispositions are not available for the period May 1991 through 2002. As of April 2007, all Town and Village courts report to OCA. All-City and County/Supreme courts, within the 62 counties, are required to report criminal disposition data to the NYS Office of Court Administration.

Are the criminal history record search results provided by the Office of Court Administration certified?

No. However, you can contact the court of origination and request a Certificate of Disposition for a nominal fee. A Certificate of Disposition is an official court document affixed with the Court Seal reflecting the disposition of the case. Court Locations and phone numbers are available on the New York State Court’s website: www.nycourts.gov/courts.

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HOW TO NAVIGATE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

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If your background report has some damaging information, be prepared to explain it — and the reason it shouldn’t affect your ability to do the job. Here is a description of your rights, depending on what type of negative information the employer finds: 

Criminal History or Other Public Records: 

If you don’t get hired or promoted because of information in your criminal history or other public records, the employer must tell you orally, in writing, or electronically: 

the name, address, and phone number of the company that supplied the criminal history or public records report;  that the company that provided the information didn’t make the decision to take the adverse action and can’t give you specific reasons for it; and that you have the right to dispute the accuracy and completeness of any information in the report and to an additional free account from the company that supplied it if you ask for it within 60 days of the employer’s decision not to hire or retain you. The company that provided the employer with negative information from a criminal history or other public records has certain obligations: it has to tell you that it provided the information. It has to take specific steps to make sure the notification is accurate. Some employers might say not to apply if you have a criminal record. That could be discrimination. If that happens to you, contact the EEOC at eeoc.gov or 1-800-669-4000. Find information on arrest and conviction records in employment decisions (eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/qa_arrest_ conviction. cfm) arrest and conviction records as an automatic bar to all employment (csgjusticecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Reentry_Council_ Mythbuster_Employment.pdf)

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Rules For Using A Background Check For Employment

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Some employers try to find out about your background by hiring someone to do a “background report” on you. Among the most common are criminal background reports and credit reports. But special rules apply when an employer gets a background report about you from a company in the business of compiling background information. 

1. Before getting the report, the employer must tell you that they might use the information to make a decision related to your employment and must ask for your written permission. You don’t have to give your permission, but if you’re applying for a job and you don’t give your permission, the employer may reject your application. If an employer gets a background report on you without your permission, contact the FTC at ftc.gov or at 1-877-FTC-HELP. 

2. If the employer thinks they might not hire, keep, or promote you because of something in the report, they must give you a copy of the report and a “Summary of Rights” that tells you how to contact the company that provided the report. That’s because background reports sometimes have mistakes. If you see a mistake in your background report, ask the background reporting company to fix it, and to send a copy of the corrected report to the employer. Tell the employer about the mistake, too. 

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Background Checks – What You Need To Know

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An employer may ask you for all sorts of information about your background, especially during the hiring process. For example, some employers may ask about your employment history, education, criminal record, financial history, medical history, or use of online social media.

It’s legal for employers to ask questions about your background or to require a background check — with certain exceptions. They’re not permitted to ask your for medical information until they offer you a job, and they’re not allowed to ask for your genetic information, including your family medical history, except in limited circumstances.

When an employer asks about your background, they must treat you the same as anyone else, regardless of your race, national origin, color, sex, religion, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), or age if you’re 40 or older. An employer isn’t allowed to ask for extra background information because you are of a certain race or ethnicity.

If an employer treats you differently because of your race, national origin, color, sex, religion, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), or older age, or asks you inappropriate questions about your medical status, medical history, or family medical history, contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at eeoc.gov or 1-800-669-4000.

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HOW TO LOCATE SOMEONE WITH SKIP TRACE SERVICES

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Skip trace is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts for any number of purposes. A skip tracer is someone who performs this task. The term “skip” refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression “to skip town”, meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to “trace” the “skip” to a new location

Skip tracing is done by collecting as much information as possible about the subject. The information is then analyzed, reduced, and verified. Obtaining new and correct points of contact is key. Sometimes the subject’s current whereabouts are in the data but are obfuscated by the sheer amount of information or disinformation. More often the data will be used to identify third parties that might be able to assist the process. This is where the job becomes more than mere research.

Records that “skip-tracers” use may include phone number databases, credit reports (including information provided on a loan application, credit card application, and in other debt collector databases), job application information, criminal background checks, utility bills (electricity, gas, water, sewage, phone, Internet, and cable), social security, disability, and public tax information. While some of these records may be publicly available, some cannot be accessed without an appropriate search warrant, which is generally only available to law enforcement.

Even when no specific information is returned, public databases exist that cross-reference skip tracing information with others the “skip” may have lived within the recent past. For instance, if previous records show a “skip” lived in the same house as a third party, the third-party may also be “skip traced” in an effort to locate the “skip”.

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How To Locate a Person with our Skip Trace Service

Whether it’s for civil or criminal actions, our professionals can help you track down anyone quickly and reliably. Our skip trace service employs real investigators, including former law enforcement agents, which trace your desired person or persons with a 90% success rate. Using high-tech programs we’ve purchased and a direct connection with the New York State Division of Motor Vehicles, we can find anyone, anywhere.

A basic skip trace provides a person’s name and aliases as well as current and previous addresses. A national comprehensive report provides extensive background, including summary report, phones plus, bankruptcy, fictitious business name, people at work, criminal records, associates, relatives, neighbors, and much, much more.

For a comprehensive business report, you can learn the name, address, and phone variations of a business, as well as their parent company, ID numbers, and industry information.  Pre-litigation reports are also available that provide address summary, property deeds and assessments, vehicle registrations, and more.

For information on locating someone contact a skip trace service call (800) 774-6922. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm EST.  If you found this article helpful, please consider donating.  Thank you for following our blog, A space dedicated to bringing you news on breaking legal developments, interesting articles for law professionals, and educational material for all. We hope that you enjoy your time on our blog and revisit us!  We also invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Process Servers.