Having an outstanding warrant is a serious matter in Arizona. The Arizona MVD is notified of persons that have pending arrest warrants, and it suspends the license of any person with an active arrest warrant. In Arizona, you can have an active warrant for failing to appear in court or failing to pay a fine ordered by the court. Failing to appear in court is a felony in Arizona and may result in additional criminal charges. If you are unsure if you have an outstanding warrant, you should conduct a warrant search immediately.
Warrant searches and court records in Pima County
Warrant searches in Pima County begin with the http://www.azcourts.gov/. You can obtain the case status for criminal cases filed in Pima County through this online resource. Only two courts in Pima County are not included in this system; however, you can access these two courts by visiting the individual court websites (Pima Consolidated Justice Court and Pima County Superior Court). Through these sites, you can get criminal case information about active and closed cases. To obtain copies of court records, you must contact the individual court.
To search for outstanding warrants, you should contact the Sheriff’s Office for Pima County. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for executing active warrants; therefore, you can find information about arrest records and outstanding warrants through its Records Maintenance Unit. There is a fee for searches and copies. You may also be able to get information about the county’s most wanted fugitives. You can search for current inmates by name through the Sheriff’s website.
Pima County crime rates
Between 1999 and 2008, a crime occurred in Pima County once every 11 minutes. Over the 10-year period, approximately 472,046 crimes were committed, with about ten percent considered violent. Violent crimes increased by 17%, while overall crime rates increased by about 35%. During the 10 years, the highest yearly crime rate occurred during 2004, with over 64,000 crimes reported.