Franklin County Illinois Arrest Warrant Criminal Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(2716)Franklin County Police Departments
Benton Police Department500 West Main StreetBentonIL62812618-439-4504
Franklin County Police Departments
Buckner Police Department207 West Main StreetBucknerIL62819618-724-7501
Christopher Police Department208 North Thomas StreetChristopherIL62822618-724-2828
Illinois Department Of Natural Resources - Region 5 Office11731 Illinois 37BentonIL62812618-435-8138
Orient Police Department404 S Lincoln StOrientIL62874618-937-2339
Royalton Police Department311 South Main StreetRoyaltonIL62983618-984-3343
Sesser Police Department302 West Franklin StreetSesserIL62884618-625-2341
Thompsonville Police Department21230 Division StreetThompsonvilleIL62890618-627-2139
Valier Police DepartmentMain StreetValierIL62812618-724-7241
West City Police Department201 South Browning StreetBentonIL62812618-439-7100
West Frankfort Police Department201 East Nolen StreetWest FrankfortIL62896618-937-3502
Zeigler Police Department303 Church StreetZeiglerIL62999618-596-2351
Franklin County Sheriff Department
Franklin County Sheriff Office / Franklin County Jail403 East Main StreetBentonIL62812618-438-8211
Franklin County Probation Department
Franklin County Probation Department411 East Main StreetBentonIL62812618-438-2222
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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.