Warrant Records Are Important and Valuable
The records pertaining to warrants and other civil infractions are stored at the Office of the Clerk Recorder. The office was established in 1872. The records can be obtained by contacting the clerk or by visiting the office physically. There are certain rules and regulations that govern accessing these records.
In cases of criminal charges, it is a legal requirement for the person being charged with criminal offenses to produce evidence against themselves in a court of law. This evidence is used to help prove their guilt. In such cases, production of records or copies of the same are mandatory to serve as evidence. This requirement makes it mandatory for a person who is being investigated for any crime or who is about to be investigated to have the copy of the record of their criminal activities on them at all times.
For most minor administrative violations, it is sufficient to show that the person committed the infraction prior to initiating any proceedings against the person. Once the investigations are over, the office will serve a copy of the warrant of arrest or other citation with a request to produce the warrant or citation for a search by any law enforcement agency. This search can only be done by a law enforcement officer authorized to perform such a search under the state law. The officer must then show proof that the person is not in custody or under the lawful authority of a law enforcement officer. If the person is in custody, they will be required to surrender the warrant to the officer immediately.
Warrant records are kept in two parts. The first part is the original warrant or citation. These original warrants are usually obtained from the clerk of court with a formal complaint filed against the person. The second type is called an exercise of authority or exigency paper. This type of warrant is used if the person does not have any criminal record and it is issued without being filed with the clerk of court. It becomes valid when it is executed by a judicial authority.
Both of these types of records are available for a person to access through the Internet. However, the online records are less accurate and up-to-date than the printed versions. Most people choose to use the online search because it is easy to do, costs very little, and can be performed from the convenience of one’s home.
While most people use these types of records to learn more about someone who has had a warrant issued against them, there are other uses as well. Employers use these records to confirm that person’s background before hiring them. Law enforcement officers use them to find out information about a person in an ongoing investigation. And even people searching for information about someone may access these records to verify information that they have obtained.