How Can an Arrest Warrant Surface?
Warrants can be placed on people for various reasons, sometimes without
them knowing about them. If there are any outstanding warrants against
a person and they are ignored, then these warrants will eventually
catch up. A person then can be arrested.
Arrest warrants can happen for very small things as well as very large
occurrences. Sometimes unpaid parking tickets can end up as an arrest
warrant if forgotten. A missed court appearance or a clerical error
while at the courthouse may end in an arrest warrant. Or, in the worst
of situations, someone may be suspected of a criminal act and has not
been brought to the police station yet.
Finding Arrest Warrants
Finding out whether or not someone has an arrest warrant is easier than
it seems, and may save someone from an unnecessary situation. There are
three easy ways of finding whether or not a person has an arrest
warrant. The first way is to contact a police officer. He or she will
have access to a database of warrants and will be able to tell whether
or not a person has an arrest warrant or not. This way is free of
charge and is only chargeable if a warrant is indeed present and an
arrest is made automatically. Because this is a possibility, some do
not choose this option.
Another option is to visit a local courthouse. If a person suspects he
or she has an outstanding warrant and in which area it may have been
issued, then asking a courthouse is a good option. The courthouse will
be able to give the information of whether or not a warrant has been
issued. An automatic arrest will probably not happen unless the warrant
is for a serious crime.
The third way to investigate an arrest warrant is to use an online
service. This can only happen in the United States by using an Internet
site. Public databases are available for easy access in an affordable
fashion. These sites are one hundred percent confidential, so no arrest
can be made automatically. However ignoring a warrant will possibly end
in higher costs and fines.
Removing arrest warrants can be simple or difficult and depends on the
state in which a person resides. Nevertheless it is always best to go
to a police station or a judge if a warrant is present. This will
result in a better outcome than if a person had to be found later.
Surrendering voluntarily will often result in no jail time. Afterward
the warrant will be removed from the record.
Oklahoma Arrest Warrants
To find an arrest warrant in the state of Oklahoma, it is quite simple.
Oklahoma County maintains a website that lists individuals with active
warrants placed by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. The website
offers a program for those with warrants, called the Sheriff's
The site asks those with any information in relation to those on the
list to call the Oklahoma County Sherriff's Office Warrant Tip-line.
All other information can be found on their