An arrest warrant is something that no one ever wants to own. It has a multitude of information such as your name, charge, and court date on it, or your passed court date that you failed to make. Warrants are often issued when an arresting agency needs to investigate you for a crime, or they are issued when a defendant fails to show up for a court date. Texas warrant databases contain all of the names of those who have warrants in the state of Texas. Performing a Texas warrant search is relatively simple. You can contact you local Texas Sheriff Office, Police Station or Law Enforcement Agency, as well as online through third party public record databases.
Texas Bench Warrant Search
Failure to appear is one of the chief causes for a Texas bench warrant to be issued. If you believe you or someone you love might have a warrant issued for their arrest, then you can turn to The Texas Department of Safety, which maintains a large database full of failure to appear warrants.
If you’ve had legal issues in the past and wonder if they’re resolved or not, a warrant database is your best way to find out. These databases contain all of the cases where a warrant has been issued and then the accompanying information for the warrant, such as county, state, name, and charge. Every database will differ and in many Texas counties, you’ll find a specific database to search for just that county but not statewide. For example, Harris County’s warrant search is one of the most extensive in the state, but they are far from the only county that maintains a database of its warrant records.
Statewide Texas Warrant Search
A statewide search is the best way to find out if you or someone you love has a warrant in the state of Texas. Many times, you might not even know the county where the specific warrant was issued, so statewide searches will be the most extensive and helpful in your case. Simply type in the last name and first name of the defendant you think might have a warrant. Sometimes they’ll give you the option to search by case number, birth date, or driver’s license number. The more information you have for a search such as this, the better. It will improve the accuracy of your results. Many people have the same first and last name so you’ll potentially need additional information to sort your results.
Simply type in the name and get started. If you have more information to add to that, then you can often do so in a second search. Eventually you’ll recover the information you need to know. Warrant information will contain charges, date of charges, county of the charge, and other vital pieces of information about the arrest warrant record.
These searches are enormously helpful for defendants who have let their legal matters get away from them and need the peace that comes from knowing for sure whether or not there is an arrest warrant for your person. Once you’ve got this information and confirmed it, you can go to the arresting agencies and resolve the legal matter.