An arrest warrant is an extension of Florida’s legal authority to apprehend and place under arrest an individual believed to have committed a crime in Florida. Because the state grants this authority, arrest warrants are valid on a statewide basis, which means if you are facing a Martin County, FL, arrest warrant, you can be pursued, apprehended, and arrest anywhere in the state of Florida.
Arrest warrants are issued when a sitting judge or magistrate hears evidence that has been presented by law enforcement officials implicating a suspect. Provided that the evidence is compelling, the judge will issue and sign an arrest warrant granting the police of Martin County 48 hours to arrest the suspect.
An arrest warrant is not an indication of guilt, and only a trial can establish guilt.
There are numerous ways to determine if you or someone you know has an active arrest warrant in Florida. The first of these is straightforward and involves contacting the Sheriff of Martin County, which can be done in person at 800 Southeast Monterey Road, in Stuart, FL 34994.
Please be aware that you may be arrested for appearing at the sheriff’s office. Another option is to use the search form located here: http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
If you find that you have an arrest warrant, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Can you find arrest records and information on Martin County warrants over the phone? (Updated in 2021)
- If you want to know about recent arrests, call the Bookings Unit at 772-220-7220.
- If you want to contact an inmate currently in custody, call the Martin County Department of Corrections at 772-220-7200.
- If you want a police report (crash or incident related), call the Records Unit at 772-220-7050.
- If you are seeking criminal court records, get in touch with the Clerk of Court at 772-288-5576.
Crime Statistics for Martin County, Florida
By the end of 2018, it seemed as though the rise in the crime rates of Martin County would continue unabated as the annual average was just a few cases away from busting through the 2000-incident ceiling. But, the local police managed to turn the situation on its head, and by 2019, the annual crime rate had moved further down to 1820 incidents. Of these, around 300 were violent crimes, and approximately 1500 were property crimes.
By the end of 2010, 324,315 people remained in Martin County, which was a decline of 1.3%. There were a total of 19,488 arrests made during 2010, which meant a drop of 6.2% from 2009. You can find more statistics for Martin County at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/martin.aspx.