A Florida arrest warrant is an indication that the state of Florida believes that it has a strong reason to suspect an individual of a crime that was recently committed. An Okeechobee County arrest warrant, although not being an indication of guilt, means that Okeechobee County has the authority to place you under arrest, and ultimately bring you to trial.
Despite the fact that arrest warrants are always issued by individual counties, such as Okeechobee County, they are considered effective statewide. This means that you can be arrested anywhere in Florida if you have an arrest warrant for another county.
There are several different ways that you can find out whether or not you have an active arrest warrant in Okeechobee, some offline and some online. The chief offline method involves either visiting or otherwise getting into contact with the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office, which can be accomplished at either 504 Northwest 4th Street, in Okeechobee FL 34972, or at 863-763-3117.
An online method for searching for arrest warrants for Okeechobee County FL is to use a resource from the Florida DLE. Located at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a, this database will provide a listing of all of the currently wanted people in the state of Florida. Or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
Arrest warrants can only be issued and authorized by a judge or a magistrate. In order for an active warrant to be issued in Okeechobee County, FL, police must demonstrate evidence that implicates a particular suspect, and the judge or magistrate must accept that evidence. Once issued, police must arrest the suspect within 48 hours.
As of the end of 2010, the total population of Okeechobee County, FL, was 39,816, and the total number of arrests during 2010 was 2,135, according to the statistics reports filed at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/okeechobee.aspx by the FDLE.