Can you check for free arrest warrants?
Arrest warrants, even active warrants are public records which means that they are accessible to you or to anyone else in many cases. If you are checking your records and search free arrest warrants on yourself then it should be a simple matter of visiting the courthouse and make an enquiry. This is ok if you know where your arrest warrant was issued but it’s a whole different story if you aren’t sure where the warrant might be. You might need to make a visit to every courthouse that could have your warrant and there’s a lot of them. I’m going to give you a few tips on how you can search for free arrest warrants easily and quickly.
The most obvious way to find an arrest warrant for free is to ask a police officer. Law enforcement officers are able to do a nationwide search for any warrants that you might have so it sounds like a good idea. You might have a problem using this free method if you want to know if someone else has a warrant though. You could also find yourself arrested on the spot if the officer discovers a warrant on you. This is not a free arrest warrant search method that I would recommend.
If you go to the court records office you should be able to ask about arrest warrants. In most case it should be free to ask and there is little chance of getting arrested which makes this method viable if you know which area the warrant was raised in. If you are looking for warrants issued anywhere then you are not going to find them unless you visit every court house in the country. This is impractical as there are far too many places to visit.
Is a national free check for arrest warrants possible?
Can you imagine trying to visit every courthouse in the land or even just contacting them all? It would take you forever and you would have to do it very time you wanted to do a national check. It’s not going to happen is it. You could get a private investigator to do it for you but that’s hardly going to be free is it. Contacting every courthouse yourself is going to cost you in traveling and telephone charges so not even that method is completely free.
Consider paying just a small amount for national access to arrest warrants
What if you could just go online and find all the active arrest warrants, criminal records, court records and other background information, from all over the country? Sounds a fantasy doesn’t it and just a few years ago it would have been. The birth of the Internet has changed all that. Some companies have realized that there are a lot of people very interested in finding out public information like arrest warrants and doing background checks on themselves or on other people. To satisfy this mass market they have built up huge databases and web sites stuffed full of all the information you could hope to find on just about anyone.
Some of these public records web sites will require payment for each search that you do but there are others that allow you to do unlimited searches when you sign up with them. Either way the charges are small because the market is so large that they can cover their costs easily. It’s a lot easier than trying to visit every courthouse in the land every time you want to check someone out. You can go online and search free arrest warrants in public records in the next 5 minutes. Try it out now.
Author: Steve Gee