A state-wide criminal background check is a type of background check that involves checking an individual’s criminal record across the entire state. Employers or organizations often use This type of check to obtain broader information about an individual’s criminal history within a state rather than just at the county level. State-wide criminal background checks involve searching records from multiple counties within the state and records from state law enforcement agencies. These checks can typically provide information about misdemeanor and felony convictions and any pending criminal cases. However, it’s important to note that state-wide criminal background checks may not provide information about criminal cases outside of the state or include information about arrests that did not result in convictions. Employers and organizations may use other types of criminal background checks and state-wide checks to obtain a more complete picture of an individual’s criminal history.