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Warrants are signed by judges, and they give police the authority to search your home or arrest you when they see you. Bench warrants are the most common and are issued if a person fails to show up for a court date. There are also arrest warrants and fugitive warrant records you can lookup. Warrant information will vary from state to state.

In the USA, they are given out by the county sheriff and must be signed by a detached magistrate. Finding out whether you have a warrant is an important precautionary measure for people living in the state or those who would like to visit. If you discover you have one, do not talk to the police. Instead, you should call your lawyer and plan your surrender to the authorities.

How to Find Out if You Have a Warrant in California

  • Contact the Relevant Law Enforcement Offices
  • Request a California Warrant Search By Name Online, In Person or By Phone
  • Provide the Full Name, DOB and Any Identifiable Information of The Person in Question
  • View California Active Warrants & Verify The Personal Information is Correct

A simple way to find out if you have a warrant is to contact the courthouse in the county where it may have been issued. To do this, you will have to call the clerk. You can also visit the courthouse physically, although this might result in your arrest. If your case is a national issue, you should contact the federal clerk of court in your district.
Alternatively, you can call the Sherriff’s department and ask them if you have a warrant. If you are not comfortable doing the search yourself, you can ask your lawyer to do it on your behalf.

California Warrant Search Online Via 3rd Party Databases

Although you have a right to know about your warrant, it may not be in your best interest to ask about it yourself. You should consider if you want to talk to the authorities if you actually have a warrant. A good way to avoid this is by using a third party website. Such services will search for the warrant on your behalf and let you know if you have one. This is usually done for a nominal fee.
The websites will require your full names, city, state, and age. The depth of information about the warrant usually depends on how much you pay. Third party websites are not affiliated with the government or any California law enforcement authorities.

California Warrant Search Online Via. Government Agencies

In California, outstanding warrant can be found the online through the relevant county court or sheriff department websites.. Warrants are public records. This means anyone can access the database and search for them. This is done by typing your full name. You will have to go to the right county database since the information is only limited to specific regions.

What to do if you have a California Warrant

For minor cases such as public intoxication, the state does not usually invest in your search. Most probably, you will only get arrested when you come back to California. The warrant will give the police a right to arrest you if they see you anywhere, which also means they have to be able to recognize you.
That said, the correct way of handling your warrant is to call your lawyer and explain the situation. You shouldn’t talk to the authorities since this could land you in more trouble. As per the Fifth Amendment, you have the right to stay silent in the event of an arrest.
It is also important to stay calm. Resisting arrest can make the police violent. In the case of a search warrant, you should state that you do not consent to the search as this will limit them to the places where it authorizes.

California warrants are issued for many reasons. If you have any reason to believe you have one, it is important to find out conclusively. The methods outlined here will allow you to establish for a fact whether or not you have a warrant.

California Warrant Search

How can If I have a warrant in California?

There are a few ways to lookup a warrant in California. First you can contact your county sheriff department or the clerk of the county courthouse. Another way to lookup California warrants is to use a non-government public record website where you can run a CA warrant search anonymously.

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  1. I’d like to see if I have any warrants in California that are Active…Dob- 06-02-1987 Nathaniel B. Latteri

  2. I Want to know if i have any warrants in san bernardino county and the details my date of birth 01/19/1982

    1. LéRoy, we did not locate anything active under your name with our CA warrant search however we did find an active CA warrant for a LeRoy Edward Thomas

    1. We are happy to help Eric. We’ll need your date of birth to run this California warrant search for you

  3. I want to know If I have outstanding warrants if you can please let me know if I do and the info as where to call if I do?

  4. I need to know if I have warrants in sac county or placer county or possibly federal warrants,charity roller 04/07/1986

  5. Hello checking to see if my husband Kenneth Bon has any warrants out his birthday is 07/14/1997 I’m concerned because he joined the military and we’re in japan but apparently his license has been suspended. It would be for Los Angeles county or San Bernardino county.

    1. In order to process your request we will need to know the age and full name of the person in question. This is a fairly common name in California

    1. Phillip, you have a very common name in California so we’ll need some additional information to run a California arrest warrant search for you. Can we have your full name, including middle, and your age or date of birth?

    1. We show there is an incarceration record from 2017 for a Nichelle Danielle Moore however no California warrants that we can find at this time

    1. John, can you also verify your middle name so we can verify if we are looking at the correct CA warrant record? there are multiple people listed in California with your first and last name and none say junior

    1. John, we ran your name through our California criminal record database and found you have an active CA arrest warrant related to a parole violation

  6. I need to know if my lady friend of 7+ years 2 kids together did actually in fact call police and now a warrant is issued for me 8-17-1989

    1. Joshua, we ran a check for your name in Los Angeles and our search came up empty. Was there another county in California you would like us to search for you in?

    1. Jimmy, we checked our California and Modesto warrant record resources and did not find anything under your name

  7. My name is Ronnie Lee Beaver 04.24.1982 i need to know if i have warrant in california and Oregon pleSe if so are they state warrants that extaditable anywhere. Charges etc. Im from North bend Oregon.

    1. Cortez, we ran a California warrant search for “Cortez Tigg” and did not find anything active at this time

  8. I would like to know if I have an active warrant from 6 yrs ago?? My DOB:4/23/1965. All other info listed below. I wont have any money to pay until the 1st of the month.

    1. Michelle, we ran a California warrant check for you and did not find anything active in our database resources

  9. I believe all of my fines are paid in full, however I think I was supposed to attend some classes, also, which I did not. I reunited with my high school sweetheart, then packed up and moved, 5hrs away. Moving and starting over felt much like the closing of a bad chapter in my book; one I couldn\’t bring myself to reopen. Hard to imagine that was 5yrs ago, effective this June, 2020. While I haven\’t had any interaction with the law in this time, I also haven\’t tied up those loose ends, either. I know you cannot say definitively, but in your opinion, what do you think the chances are I have a warrant, as result? I just wanted to get some feedback from you, in effort to prepare myself prior to making that call! I have to call the County Courthouse Clerk or the Sheriff\’s Office, as per your web info. Here\’s some further, for lack of a better word, \”interesting\” info. Ready? Here comes the kicker! My ex worked @Sheriff\’s Office-Dispatch (911)…as did I for awhile- -in the same office, but I did restraining order data entry. We were not together when he was charged with and ultimately fired for child molestation: My then, age 17, son- -his step-son- -and my son\’s longtime friend. EVERYBODY, myself included, was completely shocked! Whether I have to call the Sheriff\’s Office or the Courthouse (re:warrant) they knew/know him; chances are: me,too. If not,they definitely know the name! Ugh! To make matters worse, if you can even believe there is such: we\’re still legally married! For shame, I know! 1st things first: Learn about warrant. Fast 2nd: Filing for divorce! I\’m unsure where he even lives now: Illinois…Arizona. I just need to handle matters–both of them– so I can go forward with my life. Thanks in advance for anything you\’re able to share and/or help me with.☺

    1. Rhonda, thank you for sharing your story on our California warrant search blog. We searched our California criminal records database for you and did not find any active California warrants. If you want to be certain you are in the clear, and there are no pending cases or outstanding fines or fees that need to be paid, you might want contact the County Courthouse Clerk, like you mentioned. This will give you a definitive answer so you can proceed in filing for divorce.

    1. Maricela, we are happy to run a California warrant search for you. We’ll need your full name and age as well as the county where you suspect you have an active CA warrant.

  10. A search warrant was executed on my home. I asked for a copy 3 times during the search and they kept telling me later. After search was over, they put a copy of pages 1-6 of the warrant on my counter and left before i was allowed to access the counter. The warrant had 22 pages according to page numbers. How do i get copies of pages 7-22? This is sacramento county. there is no warrant number on the pages.

    1. Rochelle, you can contact the issuing Sacramento county courthouse as they would have signed off on a search warrant. It also seems very suspicious that your rights we’re not properly observed by the law enforcement agency that searched your home. It might be prudent to contact a lawyer to discuss the details of this suspicious search warrant. In any case, you have the right to get a full copy of the search warrant that was issued to search your home and property.

      California Search Warrant Requirements

      1. If property was stolen
      2. If property is needed as evidence for a criminal investigation
      3. If there is known contraband that is relevant
      4. If there is also an arrest warrant for a person
      5. If there is a firearm from a crime on the premises
      6. If a person is under a restraining order
      7. If a known felon has possession of a firearm

      1. Thank you for the information. I went to courthouse and got a copy of the RETURN. All pages except 22,23, and 24 were included. These pages are confidential under a “Hobbs” order. They contain the reason for why the warrant was issued as the sealed pages are sealed because “if revealed, the confidential informants life would be in danger and/or it would reveal investigative techniques not known to the general public”. How is the informant life in danger? I’ve never been arrested in my life! Can they really not tell you why they are searching your house like that? Dont I have the right to face my accuser? Deputy Probation Officer Marcel Bonardd wrote the request for search warrant affidavit in Sacramento, CA for SSD Report# 19-447476. How do I get these missing pages?

        1. Rochelle, you may want to consult with legal counsel about your rights in this matter. We cannot weigh in on those questions unfortunately

    1. Thomas, please let us know how we can be of assistance. We are happy to provide you with one Free California Warrant Search. We’ll need your full name and age to continue.

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  11. I know I have a warrant in FRESNO Co. I guess I didn\’t do as the judge had ordered me to do it was a drug comb. How many days am I going to do in the Co. Jail

    1. Gina, that really depends on the nature of your California warrant and what the judge says. You should contact the relevant California courthouse clerk and inquire about more details or if you can avoid doing any jail time for your California warrant.

  12. Hello my name is Timothy Mahnke and I was interested in information on or an arrest warrant for myself if there was I would like to get it taken care of as soon as possible if you can message me back with information on how and where to get it taken care of that will be grateful

    1. In order to take care of a warrant in California you will want to contact your local California Sheriff Department and contact them about getting taken care of. Depending on the nature of the warrant you might be able to take care of it over the phone or online.

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Last Updated: November 17, 2020

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