DeSoto County Florida Warrants and Arrest Records Search

Florida Arrest Reports and Warrant Search

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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 see the most wanted persons of DeSoto County at Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.


How do you look up information on recent arrests and active warrants from Desoto County over the phone? (2021-information)

  • To ask about arrest warrants and to access arrest records and police reports, call the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office at 863-993-4700.
  • To submit an anonymous crime tip (narcotics), connect with Sheriff’s Office on 863-494-5858.
  • For victim’s assistance, call the Victims Advocate at 863-993-4700 ext. 2294.
  • To get information on arrests made recently, call the Jail Direct Line at 863-993-4710.
  • For all inquiries about judicial records, hearing dates and court dockets, call the Desoto County Clerk of Court at 863-993-4876.


Crime Statistics for Desoto County, Florida

In 2018, the annual crime average of Desoto County, FL was inching towards the 700-complaint mark. But, by 2019, the police had reasserted their control over the law and order situation, bringing down the crime rate by nearly 15% to a low of just a few over 600 incidents. Of the cases filed in that year, around 510 were against property crimes and around 100 were against violent crimes.

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%.

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