In Florida, all arrest warrants fall under guidelines that have been established across the state. In this article, we will explain some of the more critical details of these guidelines, show you how to discover whether or not you currently have a DeSoto County FL arrest warrant, tell you what to do if you do have an active Florida arrest warrant, and provide some additional resources for additional criminal background information.
An arrest warrant is an extension of Florida’s authority to enforce its laws to an individual county. An important detail of this authority exchange is that while DeSoto County can create its arrest warrants, they are active across the state, meaning that suspects cannot flee to another county to evade arrest. For a Florida arrest warrant to be created for DeSoto County, police forces must give evidence to a judge within the county. Once done, that judge can authorize and sign a warrant, granting police 48 hours to find and arrest the suspect.
It would be best to start your DeSoto County warrants search by contacting the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office. You can visit the county’s main station at 208 East Cypress St., in Arcadia, FL 34266. You can call their telephone line at 863-993-4700. You can see the most wanted persons of DeSoto County at desotosheriff.com. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
The total population of DeSoto County, Florida, as of the closing of 2010 was 34,778, almost identical to the county’s population at the end of 2009. During this period, total arrests dropped to 2,283 from 2,374, a decline of nearly 4%.