The best way to deal with a Sumter County arrest warrant is to understand how arrest warrants function, where they come from, and how to find them. Arrest warrants throughout the state of Florida are governed by the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure (which you can read at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&U...$FILE/Criminal.pdf?OpenElement), which we will go over briefly.
The first step of the Sumter County warrant process requires that a crime be committed, and a potential suspect identified. Once law enforcement personnel believe that they have a likely candidate for the crime, they then proceed to a Sumter County court and appear before a judge. The judge can then determine whether or not sufficient evidence has been presented, and issue an arrest warrant.
This kind of arrest warrant simply calls for the person indicated by the warrant to be arrested by the police and brought into jail. What happens to the suspect after that depends largely on other factors, but it should be noted that the guilt of the suspect has not yet been determined.
To make a Sumter County arrest warrant inquiry, youll want to visit the website of the sheriff of Sumter County at www.sumtercountysheriff.org. From there, you can find contact information for reaching the warrants division of the office, or you can view the Most Wanted list, which provides an overview of currently outstanding warrants. You can find the records of currently imprisoned criminals across the state of Florida at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/AppCommon/, or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
Are you currently wanted by the police? We strongly recommend that you find a lawyer as soon as possible.
Sumter County is home to 97,385 people, and during 2010, 3,163 arrest were made. You can find more statistics at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/sumter.aspx.