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What shows up on Live Scan Fingerprints?

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Fingerprint background checks are generally conducted to fetch the criminal history of a person. It shows up previous criminal convictions, pending charges, misdemeanor convictions, felony convictions, dismissal of charges, and acquitted charges displayed on a fingerprint background check.

What shows up on biometrics?

Live Scan fingerprints are a digital method of capturing fingerprints for various purposes, including background checks for employment, licensing, and criminal record checks. When someone undergoes a Live Scan fingerprinting process, the fingerprints are submitted to a law enforcement agency or an authorized Live Scan provider, and the prints are checked against various databases for any potential matches or records. The information that shows up on Live Scan fingerprints typically includes:

  1. Personal Identification: This includes the individual's name, date of birth, gender, and sometimes their race.

  2. Fingerprint Images: Live Scan captures digital images of the individual's fingerprints, including rolled and flat impressions of all ten fingers. These images are used for identification and comparison.

  3. Criminal History: The fingerprints are checked against criminal databases maintained by law enforcement agencies to identify any previous criminal history, arrests, or convictions.

  4. Background Checks: The fingerprints might also be used for background checks related to employment, licensing, and other types of clearances. This could include information about the individual's suitability for a specific job or role.

  5. Identification Verification: In some cases, Live Scan fingerprints might be used to verify the identity of an individual, especially for sensitive transactions or access to secure areas.

It's important to note that the specific information that shows up on Live Scan fingerprints can vary based on the purpose of the fingerprinting and the databases being checked. For example, if you're undergoing a background check for a specific job, the employer might only be interested in information related to your criminal history that could impact your ability to perform that job responsibly. However, if the fingerprinting is part of a more comprehensive criminal investigation, a broader range of information might be checked and analyzed.

Additionally, the information presented might depend on the jurisdiction and the laws in place, as well as any relevant regulations governing the use and sharing of fingerprint information.

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