Simply put – court record are living files; they change. A criminal background investigation is like a picture that captures information at one specific moment in time. On a daily basis across the Nation new criminal records are entered into state and county repositories, making any previous background information outdated, inaccurate and incomplete. The results of a criminal record investigation can change based on new or updated records information being entered at the courthouse. For example: progress in a current legal case such as the case being dismissed, new charges, reduced charges, deferred status or a diversion;; completion of probation or parole, a case being changed by a judge days, months or even years later; mistakes being corrected in the file by the judge or a court clerk, or; changes in law that dictate what can and cannot be reported to employers - etc.