South Carolina Warrant Search

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Performing a South Carolina Warrant Search

A South Carolina arrest warrant is a legal document that gives law enforcement the green light that they need to apprehend or arrest a particular individual. That person is wanted to answer charges that have been brought against them. Until they have answered such charges before the appropriate court, the arrest warrant remains in effect. There are too many of these warrants active at any one time for police to go chase down every person with a warrant out. For most crimes the person with the warrant should turn themselves in to law enforcement to make the process easier on themselves. To perform a South Carolina warrant search you can use a public record website to do this anonymously, which means no one will know you are looking them up. To begin, enter your name, or the person of interest, into the search form. Then once your results are displayed, make sure to verify it’s the right record for the correct person. Occasionally there are multiple listings for different people with the same first and last name. Once you’ve completed that last task, you can view their active SC warrants, criminal charges, prior arrests and criminal history. This is all public information that anyone can research online.

Do You Have A Warrant In South Carolina

Should you discover there’s an arrest warrant in your name in South Carolina, it is advisable to seek legal counsel immediately. Ignoring the warrant will not make it go away and can make your legal troubles much more complicated. Typically, the best course of action is to turn yourself in after discussing the matter with an attorney. It is possible to appeal an arrest warrant and the criminal charges attached to it, but you will want to consult with a criminal defense attorney first. You may need to first turn yourself in and then bond out of jail before appealing the criminal charges.

Do South Carolina Warrants Expire?

The simple answer is no, they do not expire. If you have an arrest warrant that has not been addressed, do not expect that it is just going to go away. You have to address these things or else they will only continue to fester. The thing about it is that a lot of people think that perhaps they can just skate by and stay under the radar, but that only works for so long. If you are pulled over for even a speeding ticket your record will be checked, and you will end up having to face the music.

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Government Resources For A South Carolina Warrant Search

There are some South Carolina government agencies that you can research active warrant through. Some of these resources vary in what information they offer and you may need to register with them before accessing this type of information online.

South Carolina Courts: The SC state courts website is a good place to research both bench and arrest warrants. This is the website for the Judicial Department of the State of South Carolina. There you can also find all kinds of up to date information about cases making their way through the courts. It is important to check this website as well as the other one just to make sure that all of the records match up. It would be a shame to think that you do not have a warrant out when you in fact do.

South Carolina Sheriff Departments: If you know the county where a SC arrest warrant was issued then you can try searching that counties sheriff website. They often have a list of up to date warrants and most wanted in the county. Example of counties that have active listings are; Charleston County, Horry County, Lexington County, Greenwood County, and Charlotte County. Occasionally you may need to call in for this service, some of the smaller counties.

South Carolina Police Departments: Many police departments have city lists of active warrants. If you know the city to search, this might be an option for you. If you don’t know the city then a county or statewide search might be a better option to begin your inquiry. If this is the case, you can try inquiring with the SC State Law Enforcement Division.

SC Warrants and Criminal Records

Many people want to better understand the relationship between warrants and criminal records. A warrant itself is an instrument of the justice system, indicating suspicion, or an allegation, that a person may have committed a crime. However, having a warrant does not mean one has been convicted of any wrongdoing. That said, a warrant is still filed under a person’s criminal record and will stay there until it is executed or quashed by a judge. These are also part of a person’s public record which means that anyone can view them online through most any public record site.  

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South Carolina Warrant - Q&A

How I find out if I have a warrant in SC?

To find out if you have a warrant in South Carolina you can contact your local sheriff department, county courthouse clerk or use the services of a 3rd party public record website. Warrant records are public information that anyone can access.

How long do bench warrants last in South Carolina?

Some South Carolina bench warrants never expire but it really depends on the crime. There are statutes of limitations on some warrants such as traffic citations or missed jury duty however there are no guarantees. Your best option to finding out how long a specific warrant will stay active is to contact legal counsel or the court that issued the warrant.

Is a warrant in South Carolina public record?

Yes, all bench and arrest warrants in South Carolina are public record which means that anyone can view them online or if they run a background check on you.

How can I resolve an arrest warrant in South Carolina?

You can surrender yourself to law enforcement or hire an attorney to petition your case in front of a judge. Arrest warrants do not go away on their own and they only way they are removed is if the person listed on the warrant is arrested, they surrender, or a judge quashes it.

Can I be extradited for a South Carolina warrant?

Yes, you certainly can, especially with arrest warrants. If you are caught in another state, or out of the country, with an active SC arrest warrant it is very serious and you can be arrested, detained and extradited back to South Carolina where the warrant was issued.

Can I run a South Carolina warrant search for free?

Yes, there are a few options to run a free warrant search. First, if you know the county where one might have been issued, you can check with the sheriff department or police department. If you do not know where to begin your search you can run a statewide search through a public record website.

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  1. says:

    Andrew, we don’t show any active South Carolina warrants for you that resulted from a speeding ticket. Typically there is not a statute of limitations on driving infractions but it really depends on what type of speeding ticket you received. Additionally there is sometimes a failure to appear charge attached to this if you failed to show up in court or pay the traffic citation. You might want to contact your local traffic courthouse to find out more about this past SC speeding violation.

    South Carolina Statute of Limitations on Traffic Citations

    Typically there is not a statute of limitations on traffic citations in South Carolina. If a traffic citation is unpaid and you do not follow up with this citation in traffic court there is a failure to appear charge attached to this violation.

  2. says:

    I have an unpaid speeding ticket from 1997. Can you see if I have a warrant for my arrest?

  3. says:

    We don’t show any active South Carolina warrants for you as well as no active warrants from Portsmouth VA. You can also confirm this information with your local South Carolina Sheriff department or South Carolina county courthouse clerk.

    How To Lookup Warrants In South Carolina

    1. Visit the South Carolina Law Enforcement website
    2. Click on the relevant county Sheriff website
    3. Search for wanted persons or warrants by name
    4. View active warrants and mugshots

  4. says:

    Can you run a both a warrant and active outstanding warrants on James E Thompson Iv for South Carolina hes 24. And also search va please and thank you

  5. says:

    We did find a SC arrest warrant for an Amanda Rena Robbins but nothing under Amanada B Robbins. We also checked the second name you mentioned and found an SC arrest record for a Wilian Juan Feria from 2020 but no active warrants that we can find at this time

  6. says:

    Will you please check for warrants for Amanda Robbins and Wilian Feria? Thaank you in advance

  7. says:

    We checked our NC criminal record database for you Debra and did not find anything at this time for your cousin. Was this a recent circumstance like a missed court appearance? We can dig a little deeper into our resources if you can be more specific.

  8. says:

    I have a cousin name Clara Williams do she have any warrants in Greenville county

  9. says:

    We ran your search as requested and did not find any SC warrants for a Sherry Geddings at this time

  10. says:

    Can you please tell me if Sherry Geddings has an active warrant in SC?

  11. says:

    Could you see if Kerry Cagle DOB-12-27-85 has an active warrant & also Michael Boatman DOB-11-05-79. Thank You.

  12. says:

    Can you guys see if you have any warrant matches to bryce fulmer in S.C. dob 12-29-78 thank you

  13. says:

    My brother has failed to comply with a child support order for many years in South Carolina. He currently live in Texas and wants to go back to South Carolina to be with our elderly step-father. Can you check for any warrants for Thomas Wesley McClain, 6/16/1969?

  14. says:

    Csn you tell me if my ex timothy r watson has any warrants for him in horry county

  15. says:

    We show an active SC warrant for a Jimmy Lee Ellis however we did not find anything active for a Jimmy Ray Ellis

  16. says:

    Could you tell me if there is an active warrant for

    Jimmy Ray Ellis Jr
    Williston SC

  17. says:

    Joe, we show an arrest record for Jammie from several years ago however we are not seeing any active SC arrest warrants at this time

  18. says:

    Can you look up jammie Frazier Dob 1-13-79

  19. says:

    Russell, we ran Miranda Graham through our SC warrant database and did not find anything active at this time for this person

  20. says:

    Can you check to see if Miranda Graham of Fountain Inn SC has an active warrant?

  21. says:

    We found an arrest charge from a few months ago for a drug possession charge but we’re not seeing any active warrants for this person at this time

  22. says:

    I looking for any active warrants for a Charles R Walker dob 11/01/1967 in hanahan SC. And the issue date if possible? Please.

  23. says:

    JR, we could not find any active SC warrants for a Jonathan Rhodes

  24. says:

    Hello do you have anything for Jonathan Rhodes DOB 02/21/1996 Age 23 South Carolina thanks.

  25. says:

    There is an active SC warrant for a Tasha Elaine Brooks, that was issued out of Oconee county, that was related to a shoplifting charge

  26. says:

    We show one for a David Wayne Brooks but we did not find anything active for a David Sanford Brooks

  27. says:

    Can you look up and see if I have a warrant as well Tasha brooks 1/25/83 I’m 37. Lexington South Carolina

  28. says:

    Any warrants for David Sanford brooks in South Carolina date of birth 5/6/1977

  29. says:

    We are happy to run a SC warrant search for you however if you feel that you are being harassed you may want to file a police report or hire legal counsel and inquire with them what your rights are. It certainly sounds like harassment if the bail-bondsman is calling your family members with threatening information

  30. says:

    How do I search information in regards to a person having warrants or not?
    I\’m trying to search for my cousin and his fiancee. There is a long story behind it but to just say the least, a bailbondsman keeps harassing us and them by calls and texts. But they have gave him locations where they were numerous times, made arrangements to meet him places. She worked for a bailbonds man herself and spoke with him about the situation he looked over the receipt she was given and said according to that the crook of bailbondsman received payment and was owed nothing, and advised them to stop responding to his messages because it was harassment. When that occurred the bailbondsman started calling their family members with the same crap about them having warrants they were running and etc.

Last Updated: 2023-09-08

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