We have all seen the latest “pill” solution to an intractable ailment that comes with a list of disclaimers that make the original symptoms seem mild. I have often seen solutions named for the antithesis of what they actually are, and often oxymoronically. “Military Intelligence”, “Affordable Healthcare”, “Happy Fun Ball.”
While not quite an oxymoron, “Criminal Monitoring” is often just not what it portends to be. Monitoring implies some incremental period, hours, but certainly not days…. Solutions that rely on national criminal databases cannot be called monitoring IMHO. Perhaps “Periodically Updated Solution.” Depending on the data source, these database solutions may not contain all records, name match only. Seems the guys at SNL could write one hell of a disclaimer on this.
In fact, the FCRA speaks to this, requiring that information reflect accuracy and completeness. The very existence of this requirement implies that we should proceed with caution lest “Happy Fun Ball” accelerate to dangerous speeds and land us in a mess with our clients, and our client’s clients.
Bottom line, court records need no disclaimers.