Washington County Arrest Warrant Criminal Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(375)Washington County Police Departments
Chatom Police Department101 Cochran AvenueChatomAL36518251-847-2117
Washington County Police Departments
Chatom Police Department27 Cochran AvenueChatomAL36518251-847-2117
Mc Intosh Police Department105 Commerce StreetMcIntoshAL36553251-944-2973
Mcintosh Police Department206 Commerce StreetMcIntoshAL36553251-944-2973
Millry Police Department107 2nd AvenueMillryAL36558251-846-2508
Washington County Sheriff Departments
Washington County Sheriff's OfficePO Box 307ChatomAL36518251-847-2202
Washington County Sheriffs Department / Washington County Jail45 Court StreetChatomAL36518251-847-2202
Washington County Probation Department
Washington County Probation DepartmentPO Box 896ChatomAL36518251-847-2462
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Washington County Sex Offender Registry
Washington County Sheriff Website
Washington County Sheriff's Office Arrest Records

What Are Warrant Records?

Warrant records in Washington County, Alabama are considered public information. Any legal proceeding, including arrests and searches, are open to the public. This means that anyone can obtain these documents, and attorneys, police officers, media outlets, etc can go through them for any purpose they see fit. While not every warrant that is issued in Washington County is valid, it is still possible to find out if one has been issued.

Warrant Records in Washington County Alabama

A warrant can be issued based on a person’s failure to appear in court as ordered by a judge. It could be for failure to pay child support, rent property, go to court, or another set of obligations. In any case, when such a failure occurs, a warrant will be issued. People can then search for these warrants online by going to Google and doing a search for “warrants” or “vital records,” followed by the person’s name.

Warrant records can be accessed through other methods as well. This includes going to the courthouse in one’s county to request them. They can also be requested from a state or federal court. Some courthouses have their own websites where these records can be searched online, but this can be time-consuming.

Warrant records are available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act. However, the Act only applies to criminal proceedings. Warrant records do not include arrests, detentions, or searches (unless the person has been arrested for suspicion of a crime) that took place in other kinds of legal settings, including immigration or military courts. There are some exceptions, including birth and death certificates.

For some people, the idea of having their every day activities recorded by the government might seem a little invasion of privacy. Nevertheless, there are good reasons for having these documents made public. By tracking a person’s movements around a courthouse or other public location, people can identify him or her, locate him if he or she moves around freely, and catch people who commit crimes in the area where they live. And for employers, these criminal background checks can prevent the hiring of dangerous people.

If you want to find out more about warrant records, there are various places where you can find them. Search sites such as the one at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are good, as are government-run public records databases. If you’re not sure whether or not a person has a record, you can search for it yourself using Google or another search engine. Most states have their own records on sex offenders, so you may want to check there as well. Whatever you do, though, start your investigation right away, because warrant records are some of the fastest ways to learn a lot about a person.