|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|(1584)Greer County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices|
|Greer County Sheriffs Office / Greer County Jail||105 South Pennsylvania Avenue||Mangum||OK||73554||580-782-3065|
|Greer County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices|
|Granite Police Department||301 North Main Street||Granite||OK||73547||580-535-2177|
|Granite Police Department||418 Main||Granite||OK||73547||580-535-2177|
|Mangum Police Department||105 South Pennsylvania Avenue||Mangum||OK||73554||580-782-3382|
|Greer County Criminal Records & Warrants Databases|
|Greer County Child Support Warrants|
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|Greer County Pistol Permits & Gun Licenses|
|Greer County Sex Offender Registry|
What is a Warrant? Warrant Records Explained
Warrant Records are public records that contain data about an individual who has been arrested and/or convicted of a crime. They usually list the crime that was committed, the date and location of the arrest, and the name of the person accused. Warrant records can also include search results for “felony warrants” or “fencing warrants.” Warrant records are maintained by the courts, but are often hard to locate and to obtain information on.
Warrant records are considered public information because they were originally created as part of the state law enforcement process. In cases where a person is wanted for questioning or being sought for trail, police can issue a warrant for your arrest based on probable cause to believe that person has committed a crime. The person being sought has the right to challenge the warrant, and if they are able to do so, they must provide documentation establishing that they were not aware they had a warrant.
Warrant records can also be used as a tool for employers to hire or manage potential employees. By checking to see if a person has a criminal record, an employer can make sure they are not hiring a person with a past history of violence or sexual assault. It is also a convenient way to check to see if the person is financially stable. A search of a person’s warrant records can reveal a financial hardship, or even reveal that the person has a bankruptcy judgment against them. If a prospective employee has a bankruptcy judgment against them, it can be grounds for dismissal because it can portray that the applicant cannot manage their money.
While warrants can be public records, there are strict laws governing how and when they can be released. First, they must be filed with the courts. After that, they have to remain public records until the court decides to release them. In some counties, this release is automatically granted because the crime is an infraction, and the warrant expired, but this is rarely the case.
In some states, judges decide to keep the records private to protect the integrity of the justice system. Warrant records are usually sealed after a hearing in a criminal court, or the judge decides there is insufficient evidence to support a warrant. This can be an embarrassing process to go through, especially for people whose records may have been sealed. People who think they have been granted a warrant for suspicion of a crime but do not know are able to go to the courthouse to find out more. In some counties, attorneys who are handling a client’s case are allowed to look at the warrant, under state law.
Warrant records can include any number of crimes, including murder, sexual assault, grand theft, drug possession, sex crimes, kidnapping, and more. They can also include a host of traffic violations, including DUI, DWI, and other driving infractions. The records can also include a person’s immigration status, if they have lived in the country for a few years or longer, or if they are here illegally. People can sometimes obtain their own records from police departments, but those records are often private, and not available to the public.