Although Wakulla County, Florida, is home to the relatively small population size of 15,823 people, it is not without crime. During 2010, there were as many as 565 arrests.
At least some of these arrests were a direct result of a Wakulla County arrest warrant. While an arrest warrant does not need to be issued in order to make an arrest if the police see a crime being committed, they do need a warrant for those crimes in which a suspect was not immediately identified. Once police believe they have strong evidence against a specific person, then they will appear in a court and give this evidence to the judge. The judge can then authorize the arrest warrant, which gives police 48 hours to find the suspect and arrest him.
There are a handful of ways to find out whether or not you have an arrest warrant. The first is to simply contact the Wakulla County Sheriffs Office at either 15 Oak Street, Crawfordville 32327, or 850-926-7171. You can find their website at www.wcso.org. If this resource doesnt work for you, then you can consult a statewide Florida arrest warrant database at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a, or you can click on the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
Should you find that you do have an active arrest warrant in Wakulla County, then you should contact a lawyer immediately. Often, however, it is best to surrender yourself to authorities.
Arrest warrants are effective throughout the entire state of Florida, despite being issued by particular counties, and arrests can be made anywhere within the state.
For general prison and jail records, you can use a tool provided by the FDLE at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/AppCommon/. To access full criminal backgrounds, you can use this tool: https://web.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/default?0.