Unveiling the Comprehensive Insights from Live Scan Fingerprinting Checks

Welcome to Downtown Live Scan Fingerprinting Center, where we pride ourselves on offering cutting-edge live scan fingerprinting services. In this article, we’ll delve into the details of what a live scan fingerprint check reveals, providing you with crucial information about our advanced technology and the thorough background check process.

Understanding Live Scan Background Checks:

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is entrusted with maintaining the statewide criminal record repository for the State of California. Live scan fingerprinting is a biometric process that positively identifies individuals based on their unique fingerprints, forming the foundation of what is known as “RAP sheets” or criminal history records.

Live Scan Process Overview:

When an applicant visits Downtown Live Scan Fingerprinting Center, they receive 2 copies of a BCIA 8016 REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form. Read our article for Understanding Live Scan Forms. The live scan operator, certified by our center, checks the applicant’s identification, captures electronic fingerprints, and transmits the data to the DOJ. This seamless process ensures accuracy and efficiency. Learn how we are Simplifying the Process: at Downtown Live Scan.

What a Live Scan Reveals:

A live scan fingerprinting check conducted at Downtown Live Scan Fingerprinting Center reveals a comprehensive summary of an individual’s criminal history. This includes arrests, charges, dispositions, convictions, dismissals, diversions, and more. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures the highest quality fingerprint images, minimizing the likelihood of any potentially illegible prints and reducing processing time. For more visit our article What Does a Criminal Background Check Show?

Federal Level (FBI) Background Checks:

For those requiring an FBI criminal background check, fingerprint images are forwarded to the FBI for a search of the national criminal history database. The results, if available, provide a cumulative RAP sheet containing criminal history information from states or federal agencies that have reported to the FBI.

Differences Between Live Scan and Name-Based Background Checks:

Live scan fingerprinting stands out for its accuracy compared to name-based background checks. Fingerprints, being unique to each individual, provide a significantly more reliable method of identification than names. This distinction makes live scan fingerprinting the preferred choice for those seeking the most accurate and thorough background checks.

Addressing Delays and Ensuring Accuracy:

While live scan fingerprinting is a robust process, delays can occur due to factors such as poor fingerprint quality or incorrect data entries. Our expert team at Downtown Live Scan Fingerprinting Center is dedicated to addressing and preventing these issues. We ensure that all information is entered accurately to streamline the background check process for our clients.


Downtown Live Scan Fingerprinting Center is your trusted partner for precise and efficient live scan fingerprinting services. Our advanced technology, certified operators, and commitment to accuracy make us the ideal choice for individuals and businesses seeking reliable insights into criminal history. Choose us for a seamless experience, and let us guide you through the comprehensive live scan fingerprinting process.