Here is a glossary of common terms that may be found in the criminal records contained within a Whitepages TenantCheck report. Please note that our definitions are general, as laws, terminology, and level of detail vary from state to state. For more information on local laws and specific criminal codes, we recommend visiting your state's legislative website or the United States Library of Congress.
Arresting Agency: The institution that initiated the arrest or legal proceedings against someone.
Case Number: The number assigned by the court to the case for record-keeping purposes.
Case Type: The nature of the case. For criminal records, this can denote whether a case was criminal or traffic. Specific terminology for case type can vary between individual municipalities.
Charges Filed Date: The date on which legal charges were officially filed.
Counts: The number of times the individual was charged with the associated crime by the arresting agency.
Court: The specific court from which the criminal record originated.
Crime County: The county in which the alleged crime was committed and charges were filed.
Crime Type: These are specific types of crimes, as in theft or assault.
Disposition: The final determination in a court case or issue. There are multiple kinds of dispositions including closed, guilty, acquitted, dismissed, or amended.
Disposition Date: The date on which a determination for a case was made by the court.
Fine: A monetary penalty associated with a crime.
Offense Code: The specific code individual states use to refer to specific crimes.
Offense Date: The date on which the alleged crime was committed.
Plea: This refers to a defendant's legal declaration regarding a charge that was filed. Usually, a plea is either "guilty" or "not guilty."
Probation: A court-ordered period of time that a convict can serve under the supervision of a probation agency instead of jail time. Conditions for probation can vary and can include things like community service, counseling, or fines.
Scars & Marks: Any distinguishing factors of a person's appearance are usually noted here. This can include scars, marks, tattoos, or piercings.
Sentence: The punishment for an individual as decided by a court judge.
Source Name: This is the source of the specific court record.
Source State: This is the state in which the court record originated.
If you encounter a term or phrase on your Whitepages TenantCheck report that you’re unfamiliar with, please let us know by submitting a request to our Customer Care Team, and checking the "TenantCheck Term" box.