Is it possible to do a free arrest warrant check?
Most if not all active and spent arrest warrants are published somewhere. Many but not all warrants can be found online if you know exactly where to look but there may still be some that can only be accessed offline by applying to the relevant court records office. Generally speaking it is possible for you to find your warrants for free if you are willing to spend time or money or take on a little risk. Below, I’m going to talk about how you can find important information about people or yourself and do it safely.
The most obvious way to find an arrest warrant for free is to ask a police officer. Law enforcement officers are able to do a nationwide search for any warrants that you might have so it sounds like a good idea. You might have a problem using this free method if you want to know if someone else has a warrant though. You could also find yourself arrested on the spot if the officer discovers a warrant on you. This is not a free arrest warrant search method that I would recommend.
There are many many courthouses in the country and if you have no idea where your warrant might be then you don’t stand much chance of ending up in the right place to make the right enquiries. You might encounter this problem when you are looking for arrest warrants and other background information for someone else. Maybe an employee or client. Don’t be afraid to use the court records office if you happen to know the location of the warrant though. It’s a relatively painless process.
Can you do a national free warrant check
The problem with visiting all the records offices in all the areas where you might have a warrant is that you could spend months doing it and there’s no way that you would ever be able to do it more than once. With the time you spend and the travelling costs it wouldn’t exactly be free either. If you don’t know where the warrant is then you might have to visit every one in the country. It’s a free check for arrest warrants but it’s not a very practical method.
Consider paying just a small amount for national access to arrest warrants
What if you could just go online and find all the active arrest warrants, criminal records, court records and other background information, from all over the country? Sounds a fantasy doesn’t it and just a few years ago it would have been. The birth of the Internet has changed all that. Some companies have realized that there are a lot of people very interested in finding out public information like arrest warrants and doing background checks on themselves or on other people. To satisfy this mass market they have built up huge databases and web sites stuffed full of all the information you could hope to find on just about anyone.
Of course they have to make a charge to pay for the work required to assimilate billions of public records but it’s a relatively small charge and well worth it. The best specialist background check web sites have been collecting data for years and are constantly updating it from numerous sources both online and offline. Using this data you can perform searches for active arrest warrants and background checks on almost anyone you want.
Author: Steve Gee