|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|(2716)Franklin County Police Departments|
|Benton Police Department||500 West Main Street||Benton||IL||62812||618-439-4504|
|Franklin County Police Departments|
|Buckner Police Department||207 West Main Street||Buckner||IL||62819||618-724-7501|
|Christopher Police Department||208 North Thomas Street||Christopher||IL||62822||618-724-2828|
|Illinois Department Of Natural Resources - Region 5 Office||11731 Illinois 37||Benton||IL||62812||618-435-8138|
|Orient Police Department||404 S Lincoln St||Orient||IL||62874||618-937-2339|
|Royalton Police Department||311 South Main Street||Royalton||IL||62983||618-984-3343|
|Sesser Police Department||302 West Franklin Street||Sesser||IL||62884||618-625-2341|
|Thompsonville Police Department||21230 Division Street||Thompsonville||IL||62890||618-627-2139|
|Valier Police Department||Main Street||Valier||IL||62812||618-724-7241|
|West City Police Department||201 South Browning Street||Benton||IL||62812||618-439-7100|
|West Frankfort Police Department||201 East Nolen Street||West Frankfort||IL||62896||618-937-3502|
|Zeigler Police Department||303 Church Street||Zeigler||IL||62999||618-596-2351|
|Franklin County Sheriff Department|
|Franklin County Sheriff Office / Franklin County Jail||403 East Main Street||Benton||IL||62812||618-438-8211|
|Franklin County Probation Department|
|Franklin County Probation Department||411 East Main Street||Benton||IL||62812||618-438-2222|
|Franklin County Criminal Records & Warrants Databases|
|Franklin County Child Support Warrants|
|Franklin County Criminal Records|
|Franklin County Jail Records|
|Franklin County Pistol Permits & Gun Licenses|
|Franklin County Police Records|
|Franklin County Sex Offender Registry|
|Franklin County Sheriff Website|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office Offender Search|
Warrant Records Are Not the Same As Criminal Arrest Records
If you are looking for information regarding a criminal conviction, or even if you are just concerned about the past of an individual, you should be able to access criminal background reports that are filed with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. In most cases these warrants were issued when the individual committed a crime that was in violation of either their state or federal conviction. These records are kept on file at the sheriff’s department where they are accessible to any law enforcement agency that requests them. In some cases an individual may be referred to the FBI or other state or federal agencies for further investigation into the matters that they have discovered.
The availability of these records allows individuals to conduct discreet background checks on any person that they meet or conduct business with. A simple search of a person’s name and present address can provide a detailed criminal history of the individual. You may discover that a person has been convicted of a crime, but that the person has also been accused of a crime that is lesser, such as drunk driving or drug possession. This means that the person’s record can be expunged, or removed from the court’s records.
There are two different types of warrants that are available in Franklin County Illinois. A first degree warrant is one that is drawn up by a judge. This warrant authorizes the judge to request that the person be taken immediately of the premises in question. In the case of drunk driving this would mean that the person is ordered off of the road. A first degree warrant is not honored in Franklin County.
A second degree warrant is one that is actually approved by a judge. This warrant authorizes the judge to request that a person be taken into custody in his or her own home. The person who is taken into custody must be served with a formal order to appear before a judge within twenty-four hours after issuance of the warrant. If the person fails to appear in court, the warrant will be executed and used as a legal device to obtain custody of the person. A grand theft charge, for example, would have to be tried in court under the circumstances described.
Depending on the jurisdiction, carrying around a criminal record can be a problem. In some jurisdictions, people who are accused of any type of crime are required to undergo a background check before they are considered for employment. With access to the national records database, employers can make informed decisions about applicants, but they are not legally allowed to have access to a person’s criminal record.
To avoid having your warrant carried around and to make sure that you are not legally strip of your constitutional rights due to an improperly written warrant, you should request that any criminal record that you wish to investigate be investigated through one of the three major databases available. They are the National Sex Offender Registry, the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, and the courts of warrants issued in Franklin County. All three of these databases provide you with detailed information about any person who has been declared guilty of a crime. You can learn whether a person has a prior record and how many times he or she has been convicted of crimes.