No matter where you are in Florida, there are certain things that hold true for every county. One of these things includes the way that arrest warrants function, and the extent of their power. This is because the arrest warrant laws have been dictated by the state of Florida itself, and are even executed directly through their authority.
What is an arrest warrant? A Lake County FL arrest warrant is an authorization for the law enforcement officials of Lake County to pursue and arrest the person indicated by the arrest warrant. Arrest warrants are created after a crime has been committed, a suspect identified, and evidence implicating that suspect has been presented in court in front of a judge or magistrate. If the judge/magistrate believes the evidence is adequate, then they will authorize the arrest warrant, thereby granting law enforcement 48 hours to apprehend the suspect.
Arrest warrants, regardless of their county of origin, are valid statewide, and can therefore be executed over county lines.
To look up arrest warrant records or active warrants, you have a few options. You can contact the sheriff of Lake County directly by telephone at 352-343-2101, or in person at 360 West Ruby Street, in Tavares, FL 32778. You can also consult a statewide wanted persons database through the Florida Crime Information Center at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a. Alternatively, you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you have an active arrest warrant for Lake County FL, contact a defense attorney immediately.
In 2010, there were a total of 15,244 arrests, an increase of 20% from the year before. Lake County FL has a total population of 297,432 persons, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics page at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/lake.aspx.