A judge may issue an arrest warrant for a felony or upon finding probable cause. In Arizona, a judge may also issue a warrant if a person fails to appear in court as ordered or fails to pay a fine as ordered by the court. In any case, having an outstanding warrant is very serious and should be addressed quickly. If you have an active warrant, your license will be suspended by the MVD, and you could easily be picked up at a traffic stop. If you do not know if you have any warrants, you should do a warrant search as soon as possible.
Warrants and arrest records in Yavapai County
To begin searching for warrants in Yavapai County, you should first look for open court cases through the Arizona Judicial Branch’s http://www.azcourts.gov engine. This online public resource provides information regarding court cases filed in Yavapai County. However, this is not the only resource you should check when looking for active arrest warrants in Yavapai County.
The Yavapai County Justice Courts issue warrants within the county based on precincts. You can get in touch with the court that serves the specific precinct where you believe an arrest warrant may have been issued. Court personnel should be able to verify if an active warrant exists.
You will also want to inquire about outstanding warrants with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. To reach the sheriff’s office, go to http://www.ycsoaz.gov/. The Sheriff’s Office also has information about cold cases and current inmates on its website.
Yavapai County crime data
During the 10 years between 1999 and 2008, approximately 48,000 crimes were reported in Yavapai County. Of those crimes, about 10% of those crimes were classified as violent in nature. The majority of crimes were related to theft or burglary. Violent crimes increased by 75%, while the overall crime rate only increased by about 55% during that time.