California Public Records: Did You Really Think It Was Public?
The Freedom Of Information Act is a legislation signed into law in 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Also referred to as the “FOIA” this law provides for the release of public records to anyone who might request it as long as the request is in writing. Attached to this legislation are restrictions and exceptions, and the autonomy of each state who may or may not have its own related laws and restrictions in that matter.
There are nine exemption to the FOIA. Here are the first 5
1. (A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy and (B) are in fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive order;
2. related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency;
3. specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than section 552b of this title), provided that such statute (A) requires that the matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the issue, or (B) establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld;
4. trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential;
5. inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation with the agency;
Customers who speak to us certainly fall into two categories. There are those who realize that dealing with the bureaucracy of the government may at best be challenging and given the time element that this whole exercise entails recognize that when it comes to public record, the free option is not always the cheapest. And of course there are some who don’t mind the time it takes nor that they probably will have to give this exercise a whole lot more energy that they originally anticipated.
This is why I always advise my customers and friends that when it comes to their own safety and the safety of their loved ones and co-workers, accessing Public Records through a specialized web site such as ours is vitally important!
Many businesses with a large staff turnaround actually benefit from a voluntary monthly membership with no restrictions.
Irrespective of your status, the facts are that if you are going to hire someone, (a contractor, worker, lawyer, doctor…) you owe it to yourself to ensure that there is nothing untoward in that person’s past.
A background check through the following Public Records website will provide you with all the information you need!
For these reasons, it is always my belief that when it comes to personal safety, a paid up service is always the better option.
More and more businesses actually take the steps of consulting Public Records in order to check their personnel’s background information and rather than consulting a private investigator, or deal with the government, find that a quick search through out extensive database is all it takes to find out exactly the type of information they need to make a business decision on whom they seek to bring into their organization.
Indeed for around $30, the nightmare of dealing with governmental agencies, and the time it takes to actually obtain anything, the use of the following website is entirely justified.