Whats a warrant of arrest?
No matter where you are in the state of Florida, an arrest warrant is exactly the same. A Jefferson County FL arrest warrants is an official, state-approved extension of authority that grants permission to local law enforcement personnel to arrest the person named on the warrant. Being placed under arrest, or even have arrest warrants issued for you, does not mean you are guilty of a crime.
How do arrest warrants come to be created?
All arrest warrants in Florida are created and executed according to the guidelines established by the Florida state legislature. You can see the full process of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure at floridabar.org.
After police discover that a crime has been committed in Jefferson County Florida and they believe they know who committed it, they appear in a court before a judge. If the judge finds their evidence persuasive, he will authorize an arrest warrant for the suspect.
Where do I look to see if I have a Jefferson County arrest warrant?
An ideal place to start an arrest warrant search for Jefferson County is the Jefferson County FL Sheriffs Office, located at 171 Industrial Park, in Monticello. You can also reach them by telephone at 850-997-2523.
Additionally, you can use the resources provided by the FDLE to look through a wanted persons database at pas.fdle.state.fl.us.
What other resources are available for seeing criminal records and statistics in Jefferson County?
The FDLE provides a Criminal History Information search tool at web.fdle.state.fl.us, although this does cost money. Or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.