Superior Court judges and Justice Court judges can issue arrest warrants for Maricopa County. These warrants give officers the authority to apprehend and detain you until you can appear before a judge for a bond hearing. If you have an active warrant, your license can be suspended. You may also have your license plate tagged so that if an officer scans your plate the warrant automatically appears for him. To find out if you have an outstanding warrant, you can use the search options below.
Arrest records and warrant searches in Maricopa County
The search for arrest warrants in Maricopa County is made easier because of several online resources. The Arizona Judicial Branch’s Public Access System is available to the public and gives case information for several courts in Maricopa County. Unfortunately, several courts in Maricopa County are not included in this public access system. However, you can access a list of the courts that are unavailable along with links to each court’s website. The disadvantage is you will need to search several websites for court records; however, this is still much easier than visiting each court individually to search for arrest warrants. To obtain copies of court records, you will need to contact the appropriate division of the Clerk of Court’s office for Maricopa County.
To continue your warrant search, you will need to contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office to check for outstanding warrants. Once a judge has issued a warrant, the warrant is transferred to the Sheriff’s office for service. Contact the records division to inquire about arrest records and outstanding warrants.
Maricopa County crime statistics
Between 1999 and 2008, there were almost two million crimes committed in Maricopa County. When compared to nine other similar counties in Arizona, Maricopa County ranked number one for the most crimes committed during this time. Of the total crimes committed, about nine percent were violent in nature including over 2,700 murders and almost 10,000 rapes. During the 10-year period, crime rates were steady and increased by only approximately nine percent.