One of the most difficult aspects of a Walton County arrest warrant, whether there has been one placed on your or someone you know, is that you may not even be aware that youre wanted by the state until the police show up. By then, its too late to take care of domestic issues, and you may even have to talk to your lawyer in prison and that cant make things any easier for you.
Therefore, its important that you know how to find Walton County arrest warrants as soon as you suspect that you have a need to. There are a couple of different ways to perform an arrest warrant search for Walton County, and well go over some of them below.
Although the Walton County Sheriffs Office has a website at http://www.waltonso.org/, it does not appear to have a section that has been dedicated to Walton County arrest warrants. You will therefore either want to visit the station in person at 752 Triple G Road, in DeFuniak Springs, or contact them at 850-892-8111. You can also use a resource that has been provided, free of charge, to the public of Florida for finding wanted persons statewide at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a.
Arrest warrants are basically a means by which the state can enforce the laws which it sets for itself. Because crimes often require a trial, and sometimes even prison time, arrest warrants provide a mechanism that allows the police to apprehend and arrest suspects that are wanted as the result of a crime. The police cant arrest just anybody, however, and they have to provide a certain burden of evidence that suggests the suspects involvement.
A relatively small county, Walton County had 15,823 citizens by the end of 2010, and the total arrests made during 2010 were only 565. You can find more crime stats at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/walton.aspx.