In Highlands County FL, the guidelines by which arrest warrants function are established by the state of Florida itself. What this means is that regardless of what county you are currently in within the state, arrest warrants function in exactly the same way.
For a Highlands County arrest warrant to be issued, it must first be authorized by a judge or magistrate of Highlands County FL. Broadly speaking, this requires police enforcement officials to demonstrate that they have a high degree of evidence implicating a particular individual in a specific crime. Once the judge authorizes and signs the warrant, those same law enforcement personnel are granted leave to pursue and ultimately arrest the suspect.
To perform a Highlands County FL warrants search, you will be served best by starting with the Highlands County FL Sheriffs Office. You can reach these offices by telephone at 863-402-7200, or at their street address of 434 Fernleaf Avenue in Sebring Florida. Additionally, you can perform a search for individuals wanted across the state of Florida through the FDLE at pas.fdle.state.fl.us.
Additionally, you can use resource on the FDLE website to both find criminal records and criminal statistics. To look for Highlands County criminal records, you will want to use this form: web.fdle.state.fl.us. Be aware that this may incur a small fee, or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
Between the years 2009 and 2010, the total population of Highlands County FL fell from 99,713 to 99,215, which was a loss of 0.5%. Meanwhile, the total number of arrests during this period grew from 4,952 to 5,162, a growth of 4.2%. You can find these statistics at fdle.state.fl.us. A more detailed report for the year 2010 can be located at fdle.state.fl.us.