One of the most challenging aspects of a Walton County arrest warrant, whether there has been one placed on you or someone you know, is that you may not even be aware that the state wants you until the police show up. By then, it’s too late to take care of domestic issues, and you may even have to talk to your lawyer in prison, and that can’t make things any easier for you.
Therefore, you must know how to find Walton County arrest warrants as soon as you suspect that you need to. There are a couple of different ways to perform an arrest warrant search for Walton County and will go over some of them below.
Although the Walton County Sheriff’s Office has a website at http://waltonso.org/, it does not appear to have a section that has been dedicated to Walton County arrest warrants. Therefore, you will either want to visit the station in person at 752 Triple G Road in DeFuniak Springs. 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 a means by which the state can enforce the laws 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 for a crime. However, the police can’t arrest anybody; they have to provide a specific burden of evidence that suggests the suspect’s involvement.
How do you get information on Walton County warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021-update)
- To learn more about initiating an arrest records inquiry or a warrant search, call the Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8111.
- To find out about recent arrests, call the Walton County Jail at 850-892-8196.
- To search for judicial records, get in touch with the Clerk of Courts at 850-892-8115.
Crime Statistics for Walton County, Florida
In 2018, the annual crime average of Walton County managed to go past the 1000-incident mark to reach a high of 1052 cases. Fortunately for the residents of the area, in 2019, the crime rate plunged to reach a year-end figure of around 870 incidents. Of these, around 750 were property crimes, and 115 were violent crimes.
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.