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How do you search for arrest warrants?

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Answered 2010-01-18 20:54:32

you can by making phone calls to different law enforcement agencies but not by the internet.

AnswerGo to a police station and turn yourself in. Or, get an attorney to inquire for you.


There is no need to pay for information that is public records. Many people that are caught up in legal issues, tend to think that if they try to look into whether or not they have a warrant issued for them, they might forfeit their freedom. This is not the case. Of course, if you are wanted for murder or other heinous crimes, all bets are off! But for lesser charges, felonious or not, there are several ways to find out this type of information, with out worrying about getting picked up.

  1. Contact the County Clerk of the suspected warrant. They will provide the information you need with a name and date of birth. They will not turn on a "phone tracer" on you. The information is public, and your call can remain anonymous.
  2. Many criminal attorneys, upon your consultation, (most are free for the first time) will check on the status of any cases/warrants/charges filed against you before they consider taking your case, and will inform you as to the charges and warrant status. As attorneys, they are subject to the client/attorney privilege even if you don't hire them, so they can't turn you in.
  3. Some State Police departments (IE: DPS, State troopers, local police, Sheriffs departments) are the proprietors of this information. Many will provide the information. There are some that have strict policies that require the person to be present during the inquiry. Send a relative or friend to obtain the info for you.

All the items listed are free. Again, there is no need to pay a website to get this info for you. Try these areas of search in the order presented. As a point of information, when at all possible, self-surrender should be the first thing an honest person would do. Warrants never expire, no matter what the cause, no matter what the statute of limitations are on the crime, they never expire. A routine background check for employment, a traffic stop, (with in the state of the warrant) a federal background check, and in some states, the DMV, can uncover a warrant in another city, county or state.

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