Massachusetts Warrant Search

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Run a Massachusetts Warrant Search By Name

Massachusetts, like other states, issues various types of warrants as part of its legal processes. These documents give law enforcement agencies the authority to apprehend and detain an individual or search and seize property. But not all warrants are the same. Each serves a specific purpose and has its own judicial utility, some of which are considered public record, such as arrest warrants and bench warrants. To search these public records you will need to know the full name of the person you want to check out. Then using a public record site, enter the full name into the search fields to begin. Once your MA warrant results are populated, you may need to sort them by a middle name or age if there are multiple listings. This can often be the case with people that have the same first and last name. Next, you are at the final step of your research where you can review the report for that person, which typically include criminal history, arrests, active warrants, court case records, convictions and sentencings. This is all public information that is accessible by anyone.

Different Types of Warrants in Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Arrest Warrants: Most everyone has heard of arrest warrants, they are what they sound like, it is a notice to apprehend someone and bring to court, in front of a judge, for a criminal allegation. These are issued when there’s probable cause and sufficient evidence brought before a judge who issues them. 
  • Massachusetts Bench Warrants: These are summons for someone to appear in court, sent out by the court directly, for many reasons. The most common reason is when an individual fails to appear in court as required. These do not usually result in a person’s arrest, but it is possible depending on the circumstances. 
  • Massachusetts Capias Warrants: A capias warrant is issued to arrest someone and bring them to court. They’re often issued for people that don’t show up for an ongoing court case they are a part of, or disobey a serious court order. These are not criminal allegations but rather a summons to court where the person listed will be apprehended and brought to court by law enforcement.
  • Massachusetts Witness Warrants: These types are rarely used, but when they are, it is to bring a witness into court when they fail to comply with a subpoena. These are not publicly available to search as they are not public domain. 
  • Massachusetts Search Warrants: These dictate that a location is to be searched, by the police, to find evidence for a suspected crime. They are issued by a judge when there is plenty of supporting evidence, or an affidavit by the police. 

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Executing a Warrant in Massachusetts

In circumstances when warrants are issued for someone’s arrest, by a judge, the execution of this arrest is tasked to the police. They then set about to search and arrest the wanted person at their residence, or wherever they might be located. That person is then read their rights and detained of jailed until they go to court in front of the issuing judge, or can make bail and remain free until their court hearing. To execute a warrant, there must be sufficient evidence that the person in question has committed a crime, which is also known as ‘probable cause’.

Searching Massachusetts Warrants and Fugitives Through The State

Depending on what type of warrant and where it was issued, it is possible to use state, county and city resources to access this information online. Sheriff departments are a good place to look for arrest warrants, fugitives, and most-wanted persons lists, as they are often the law enforcement agency tasked with enforcing warrants. Since sheriff departments are county agencies, you will most likely need to know what county the warrant was issued to lookup this information. Another option is to use research this information using the state police website, they have a list of the state’s most wanted as well as a dangerous fugitives. A third option is to contact the clerk of the court that issued the warrant, they can confirm if there is anything active for a person of interest. You will also need to know the county courthouse where this was issued in order to search their resources.

Things to Know If You Have a Massachusetts Arrest Warrant

If you have an MA arrest warrant issued in your name it is important to remember that it is not a guilty verdict. Rather, it is an allegation of a crime that has strong supporting evidence and that you can be arrested and brought to court as directed by the issuing judge. There are some important measures to take when this occurs to make sure you can obtain the best possible outcome.

  • Get Legal Insights: Research your warrant details and before taking matters into your own hands, first chat with an attorney. They can provide tailored advice, be it turning yourself in, challenging the warrant, or figuring out another plan of action. 
  • Avoid the Hide-and-Seek Game: In today’s digital age, dodging the law is as tough as finding a job without networking. Skirting a warrant can just add more to your plate, increase your sentence if convicted, and tack on additional fines. 
  • Tackle the Core Issue: Pinpoint why the warrant was issued and what exactly happened. Perhaps there are some items that you can take care of that can help your case out. You should discuss this with your lawyer as well. 
  • Consider Checking Yourself In: If you believe facing it head-on is best, and with the advice of your lawyer, you can turn yourself into the authorities. This move might help you out with your future court case and show the courts you are being compliant. 
  • Maintain Your Composure: If the police reach out to you directly about the MA arrest warrant, know that you don’t have to say anything and if you do it can be held against you in court. You might consider only talking to your attorney at this point as they will let you know exactly what to say and what not to say. 

Massachusetts warrants are powerful legal tools that can alter a person’s livelihood and make things very complicated. It can affect a person’s ability to get gainful employment, renting a home, academic pursuits, travel plans, and much more. They should be taken very seriously and dealt with in a timely fashion. If you think you might be in danger of receiving one, or might even already have one, you might consider running a background check on yourself to make certain. It can offer peace of mind to know you don’t have one but if you do have one and ignore it, your legal situation can get progressively worse.

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Massachusetts Warrant Search FAQ

How can I find out if I have a warrant in Massachusetts?

To find out if you have a Massachusetts warrant you can contact your local sheriff department, county courthouse clerk, hire an attorney or private investigator. You can also use a public record website to lookup MA warrant information anonymously.

Do I have a warrant in Boston?

Finding out if there is a Boston warrant in your name you can contact law enforcement or the Boston county clerk of the courts to make your inquiry.

How long do warrants last in Massachusetts?

Indefinitely unless a judge removes the warrant order, or if the warrant was executed by law enforcement. A bench warrant on the other hand, can sometimes be removed if it was just a missed court appearance that was rescheduled.

How do I know if the Massachusetts arrest warrant is valid?

The arrest warrant should have the name of the state and county of issuance, the accused person's name, the offense charged, the date, and must be signed by a judge.

Can I post bail for a Massachusetts arrest warrant?

It is possible but it depends on the circumstances of the criminal charges and if you are at flight risk. The bail options are often set once the warrant is issued by a judge.

Do Massachusetts bench warrants show up on background checks?

Yes, bench warrants will appear on background checks as they are public record.

Are warrants public record in Massachusetts?

Yes, they are public record in any state which means that anyone can look them up online.

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  1. says:

    Timothy, we ran a check for you and could not find an active MA warrant for you. Were you referring to a newly issued MA warrant or one in your past?

  2. says:

    Can you tell me that my warrant is for

  3. says:

    We could not find any active MA warrants for a Donald Stamps in our public record resources

  4. says:

    I have been advised I have a warrant is Mass no one can give me any details and I have never lived there not sure what City or county it could be for!

  5. says:

    Cristen, we ran an MA warrant check for James Neal and didn’t find anything active

  6. says:

    Is there a warrant under James Neal? His middle name is Michael.

  7. says:

    We ran a Massachusetts warrant check for a Niasia Rivera and did not find anything in our MA criminal record resources

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    I am looking to see if i have a warrant in Massachusetts and if so how do i resolve this? Ive never been in trouble or to court for that matter! My name is Niasia Rivera 30yrd old DOB 04/14/90. Thank you.

  9. says:

    We show a reckless driving ticket and arrest record from 2017 but no active warrants that we can find currently

  10. says:

    Does Katie Marie Sullivan, 6/2/1986, have a warrant in MA and, if so, what is it for?

  11. says:

    Michael we ran a MA warrant search for your name and did not find anything active. No results were found in our Massachusetts database resources

  12. says:

    Please run a search in my name

  13. says:

    We checked our Massachusetts arrest record database and did not find anything under your name Michael. If you were arrested and not convicted of a crime then it will not become a criminal record.

  14. says:

    We are not seeing any MA warrants with the name Norman Landry. That name does come up as having a New Mexico warrant related to a felony charge. This person does not have a middle name and is 73 years old.

  15. says:

    please run a search for my name.

  16. says:

    Do I have arrest record?

  17. says:

    We show a Massachusetts criminal offense from 2019 for a Michael J Chapman however, we’re not showing any active warrants at this time

  18. says:

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  19. says:

    We are not showing any Massachusetts warrant records for you however we do show a Florida grand theft charge from 2016.

  20. says:

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  21. says:

    Julio Frontinan does not show up in our Massachusetts warrant record database

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  23. says:

    We are not showing any results in Massachusetts for a Kenneth Cassell however we do show a Washington state warrantWashington state warrantWashington state warrant for a Kenneth Martin Cassell.

  24. says:

    Brendan Craven did not show up in our Massachusetts warrant search

  25. says:

    Can you please confirm if there is an active warrant in MA for Kenneth Cassell ?

  26. says:

    Is there a warrant for Brendan Michael Craven

  27. says:

    Krystina, we ran your name through our database and did not find anything active

  28. says:

    We checked your name against our Massachusetts records but nothing came up. That being said, we did find a Minnesota warrant for a John Henry Mccaster.

  29. says:

    I am trying to find out if ihI ha a warrant in Massachusetts. My name is krystina DeRusha don\’t 04-17-89

  30. says:

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  31. says:

    There is a Massachusetts arrest record and criminal record we show however there is no active MA warrant that we’re currently able to find.

  32. says:

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  33. says:

    Giovanni, we don’t show anything active for you in Massachusetts however there is an active New Jersey warrant for someone with the same first and last name.

  34. says:

    I want to know if I have any warrants under my name

  35. says:

    Our Massachusetts warrant search shows there is a felony criminal record however we are uncertain if there is an associated active warrant. If you are in violation of your parole or probation then you most likely will have a warrant for your arrest.

  36. says:

    I just wanted to know if I have a warrant.

  37. says:

    William, we don’t show any record of a Massachusetts warrant for you in our database

  38. says:

    William, we don’t show any record of your name in our criminal records database as having any active Massachusetts warrants.

  39. says:

    Can you please check for a Massachusetts warrant for me
    William l. Cunha. 8/4/67

  40. says:

    Do I have a Massachusetts warrent

  41. says:

    Bryan, we don’t show anything active for you in Massachusetts according to our Massachusetts criminal record database

  42. says:

    Trying to see if I have warrants there..

  43. says:

    Chanelle, we don’t show any active MA warrants for you. We also expanded the search nationwide and nothing came up

  44. says:

    Can you check for channelle gaskins

  45. says:

    We don’t show anything on your adult Massachusetts criminal record report that would indicate a warrant. Unfortunately we cannot look at your juvenile records as they are not public record. You will need to contact the relevant juvenile courthouse to inquire about any such information.

    Massachusetts Juvenile Court Functions

    The Massachusetts juvenile court system has oversight of juvenile offender cases, juvenile care and protection as well as delinquency cases. Juvenile court cases are confidential and not public record.

  46. says:

    Trying to see why or what my warrant out of Boston,MA is for. last time I had any issues there I was 15 but it was resolved???

  47. says:

    We show there is an active Massachusetts arrest warrant for being a fugitive from justice. We don’t show however what Massachusetts criminal record this is associated with.

    Fugitive From Justice Warrant

    A fugitive from justice warrant is defined as any person who has fled to avoid prosecution for a crime or give testimony and a warrant has been issued for their arrest

  48. says:

    is there an active warrant for Shannon Lynn Reckner

  49. says:

    Our Massachusetts warrant search did not show anything for Jakeline Ramos in our Massachusetts public record database. You can also verify this MA warrant information by contacting the relevant Massachusetts law enforcement or county courthouse clerk

  50. says:

    Would like to know if I have any warrant in Massachusetts

  51. says:

    We ran a Massachusetts warrant check for you James and did not find any active Massachusetts warrants

  52. says:

    I just want to check if i have a warrant

  53. says:

    Kelvin, please let us know if you need assistance with a Massachusetts warrant search. Our public record databases have over 2 billion records that you can search with just a first and last name. All Massachusetts warrant record searches are anonymous.

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Last Updated: 2023-08-14

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