How can I tell if someone has an arrest warrant?

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How can I tell if someone has an arrest warrant?

An arrest warrant is no laughing matter. A court only issues one if they believe that it is necessary that that person is arrested. As such, if you believe someone close to you has an arrest warrant, you may feel it is your civic duty to contact law enforcement regarding this matter. However, before you do so, you may want to first ensure that they do have an arrest warrant out for them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can accomplish this, whether you’re on the go, or staying in bed.

  •  Utilize an online public records database

An online public records database is simply a compilation of information that falls under the Freedom of Information Act of 1966. The best of these, SpyFly, has access to billions of pieces of information, including arrest warrants. However, SpyFly has two notable leg ups on other services. 

Firstly, they’re incredibly quick, and accessible from anywhere. This means that you can search for arrest warrants while on the go, rather than having to wait until you get home.

Secondly, SpyFly is completely confidential. They do not inform anyone of the search. This means that both the police and the person you’re searching won’t know about the search you’ve made, allowing you to remain completely anonymous while you perform the search. Even so, SpyFly doesn’t record your identifying information, preserving your privacy even more.

  • Visit a local sheriffs’ office

Since arrest warrants are issued to law enforcement, then law enforcement is certain to have them. All you need to do is visit the station, and speak with an officer who’s been assigned clerical duty. They’ll be able to assist you, provided you’re patient enough to wait for them to have available for your search. Importantly, if the department lacks access to digital information(as many counties do), you may not uncover any information regarding the arrest warrant. This means you’ll have to visit other sheriff’s offices to be sure that you haven’t missed anything.

  • Visit a county courthouse

All arrest warrants are issued by a court of law. This means that if you can visit the court where the arrest warrant was issued, then you can uncover the arrest warrant. All you need to do is visit the court, and speak with a county clerk. However, a clerical fee will be charged, and you may have to wait until they can process your request. This may take several days, or even weeks to clear up. 

Importantly, if the court lacks access to digital records, then you’ll need to visit additional courthouses until you find one that has access to the arrest warrant you need.

  • Visit an attorneys’ office

Lawyers need access to public records. As such, you can be certain that nearly every law agency will have access to a legal database containing arrest warrants. In this instance, all you need to do is visit an attorney’s office, and request for them to search for the arrest warrant.

However, lawyers are infamous for their lack of charity. You will almost certainly need to pay a consultation fee to gain access to the arrest warrant, which is likely to be hefty. If this is how you would like to search for the arrest warrant, be prepared to spend a considerable amount uncovering it.

SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.


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