What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

One of the most commonly asked questions by human resources departments regarding background checks is how to determine which crimes are the most serious. Criminal records found on a background check should be weighed by the particular job position being filled, but the courts do have some general classifications of guidance.  A criminal record may show that someone has either a misdemeanor or a felony and it’s important to know the difference.

 Generally, those who receive sentences for misdemeanors spend a year or less in a local or county jail. Felonies are the more serious of the offenses, resulting in greater sentencing of more than a year in prison or the death penalty.


Examples of Misdemeanors:                                     Examples of Felonies:
Petty Theft                                                                     Burglary
Simple Assault                                                               Aggravated Assault/ Rape
Domestic Violence                                                         Murder/Manslaughter
Indecent Exposure                                                         Arson
Minor Drug Offenses                                                      Drug Distribution
Prostitution                                                                     Fraud

Over the past 20 years CompuFACT has been providing our costumers with cutting edge, innovative products, competitive prices and exceptional costumer service.We offer Criminal and Driving Records, Social Security Checks and Healthcare Reports, along with several other Background Checks. Our criminal records include county, statewide and federal reports, all of which include felony and misdemeanor records. In an effort to continually provide excellent costumer service, CompuFACT will get to know your business personally to help create personalized services.




3 Reasons to run annual MVRs

Insurance companies recommend that these searches be run annually, and it is highly recommended for HR due diligence reasons. There is even a company, CompuFACT, who is willing to enter them for you if you were to send them a spreadsheet.
It is important to be informed, otherwise your company could suffer negative consequences. Let us inform you about the Top 3 Reasons to Run MVRs: driver-reports

1. Ensure a Valid License
Often, employees do not tell their employers that they temporarily lost their license for fear of negative impact, such as termination. Approximately 2% of your work staff will have their license suspended every year. That is while it is crucial to have annual checks run to ensure that your employee, who you are sending out onto the road, has a valid license.

2. Legal Expenses $$$
Save your company from frustration, paperwork, and high court fees by running your MVRs annually. It is simply required. Motor Vehicle Reports run at least once a year are your best way to eliminate costly legal issues arising from fatal accidents involving unlicensed motorists. Do not be found negligent!

3. Beyond “Drivers”
Suppose you sent your office assistant to pick up company lunch. Suppose he or she dutifully obeyed without informing you of their record, or even their lack of a license. Obviously, employers need to keep up with the latest developments in employees who drive company vehicles regularly, but it is not so obvious that you are held responsible for the “occasional drivers” as well.

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CompuFACT receives “Best in Value” award.

newsCompuFACT Research, a premier provider of background screening and drug testing services has been named as one of St. Louis’ “Best in Value” by the St. Louis’ Small Business Monthly.

The Best in Value selection process is a result of feedback received throughout the course of the year by the Small Business Monthly. “We are honored to receive such an award,” said CompuFACT President Joe Degenhardt. “The Best in Value nomination is very special because it says that one’s entire product delivers the best bang for the buck. It’s not just based one individual component.” CompuFACT’s philosophy has always been to provide the best product and couple that with fair prices to create a business partnership that lasts indefinitely.” This win-win approach is what has propelled CompuFACT’s solid and continuous growth over the past nineteen years.