|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|(8)Charlotte County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices|
|Charlotte County Probation Department||350 East Marion Avenue||Punta Gorda||FL||33950||941-505-4796|
|Charlotte County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices|
|Charlotte County Sheriffs Department||7474 Utilities Road||Punta Gorda||FL||33982||941-639-2101|
|Charlotte County Sheriffs Department - Mid County District 2||3280 Tamiami Trail||Port Charlotte||FL||33952||941-258-3900|
|Charlotte County Sheriffs Department - West County District 1||6868 San Casa Drive||Englewood||FL||34224||941-475-9005|
|Punta Gorda Police Department||1410 Tamiami Trail||Punta Gorda||FL||33950||941-639-4111|
|Charlotte County Criminal Records & Warrants Databases|
|Charlotte County Arrest Records|
|Charlotte County Arrest Warrants|
|Charlotte County Child Support Warrants|
|Charlotte County Criminal Records|
|Charlotte County Jail Records|
|Charlotte County Most Wanted|
|Charlotte County Pistol Permits & Gun Licenses|
|Charlotte County Sex Offender Registry|
|Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted|
|Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Website|
|City of Punta Gorda Police Department Accident Reports|
|City of Punta Gorda Police Department Arrest Records|
|City of Punta Gorda Police Department Crime Reports|
Information on Warrant Records
In the state of Florida, there are legal requirements that govern obtaining and producing warrant records and other public information relating to a person’s arrest and or arrest record. When a warrant is issued by a judge for the arrest of a person, it authorizes police officers to arrest the person on the spot for any pending arrest charges. However, it does not always mean that the person will be immediately arrested.
Warrant records serve a twofold purpose. First, they let police know if a person has been arrested for a warrant out of county. Second, they let police know when a person has been arrested for failure to appear as required by a citation. These two scenarios obviously serve different purposes. If a person is not a defendant in an ongoing court case, warrant alone will not be enough to make him a suspect in the case.
The reasons for the production of the warrant vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In Charlotte County, warrant searches are usually the initial step to gaining entry into someone’s home, car or other property. Warrants are also requested when visiting someone in person or when mailing goods or materials to another person. Some jurisdictions require an applicant to surrender his or her rights to privacy and anonymity before acquiring a warrant.
Obtaining search information on warrants requires that the person the warrant is targeted has given written permission for a search. Written permission is not usually required if the person is visiting someone, but it is always good to have it. Warrant searches are generally done at the courthouse in the county the person is suspected of being in.
Contrary to popular belief, a warrant does not just allow police to enter and search a person’s home or place of business. They can also enter private residences or a person’s place of employment. However, they cannot legally do these without a person’s consent. If an officer wants to look inside a private residence, the person who owns the house can authorize a search without revealing their identity.
Warrant searches must be reported to local law enforcement agencies within three days. This is so the agency can make the proper investigations. However, even if an individual knows they have been issued a warrant, they should still report it to the local law enforcement agency as soon as possible. There are several reasons to seek out and report warrants, including having outstanding traffic tickets. Also, a person may be targeted for a criminal probe or to check out a potential employer.