Berkeley County West Virginia Arrest Warrant Criminal Records

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(805)Berkeley County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office400 West Stephen StreetMartinsburgWV25401
Berkeley County Criminal Records & Warrants Offices
Berkeley County Sheriffs Office802 Emmett Rousch DriveMartinsburgWV25401304-267-7000
Martinsburg Police Department232 North Queen StreetMartinsburgWV25401304-264-2100
West Virginia State Police Troop 2 - Martinsburg Detachment14 Trooper DriveMartinsburgWV25404304-267-0001
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What is a Warrant Record?

Warrant Records in West Virginia are one of the most heavily guarded documents in the state. The reason is that warrants are one of the only ways in which someone can be taken to court for suspicion of crime, without being able to tell their side of the story in a court of law. Warrant records are kept in two different parts of the state: at the municipal police station of each individual city or town, and at the county courthouse in the county seat of Charleston. In some instances, the municipal records are easier to find than the county records.

When you try to access the county records, you will have to first ask to see the records of a person who is named on a warrant. This means that you will have to find out from the person themselves, or through their lawyer if they know where the warrant is issued. If you know the person is named on the warrant but not necessarily where it is, you can still do some investigation. You can search the records of the jurisdiction in which the warrant was issued. In some cases, you can even look in federal and state criminal databases to see if the person you want to search for has a criminal record with that name.

Warrant records are kept in different categories, depending on the seriousness of the case and the crime committed. Some people get worried when they hear “warrant” attached to a name, and assume that somehow that person might have done something wrong. But just because there is a warrant does not necessarily mean that the person in question has actually been caught doing something illegal. In fact, many people get worried when they hear about a warrant being issued for their own name, and then start to worry about their family and home being in danger.

Many people are actually innocent of any wrongdoing, and have no idea that their name is connected to a warrant. For instance, if a person goes to a friend’s house to hang out and is arrested while doing so, that person does not actually have to worry about having their name appear on public lists. Warrant records only list the names of people who have been accused of a crime, and do nothing to reveal the names of those who have been accused but have not yet been charged. The fact that you can find out about these warrants by using the resources that are available makes them incredibly useful.

If you are an employer, the warrant information that you access will help to keep you aware of any job candidates that are simply trying to scam you. While there are many resources that make it possible for employers to access the criminal records of prospective employees, none of them allow access to the public record databases that the FBI and other national law enforcement agencies use. Those records are kept confidential, and only select people (usually law enforcement officers) may have access to them. By using an online provider of such information, you can ensure that your company or your home is safe from potential security risks.

Warrant records are kept in two types: criminal and civil. Criminal warrant records contain all of the information that would show whether or not a person has committed a crime, while civil records simply give you the facts of the case. If a person’s record shows that they have committed a crime, then the courts (and by extension, the FBI) will be able to find them. In this case, you can be sure that your searches are legal and you won’t end up with any unpleasant surprises!