In Arizona, judges have the ability to issue an arrest warrant on a felony indictment or upon a sworn complaint. Before issuing an arrest warrant on a sworn complaint, the judge must first determine if probable cause exists. Probable cause is simply the belief, based upon the facts presented in the sworn complaint, that the suspect did commit the crime in question. After the warrant is signed, it becomes an active warrant and it is directed at law enforcement officers for execution. Finding out if you have an outstanding warrant is important because in Arizona if you have a warrant your driver’s license will be suspended. Follow the links below to do a warrant search in Yuma County.
Warrant searches and court records in Yuma County
Searching for arrest warrants in Yuma County begins with the courts. Justice Courts can issue arrest warrants for the precinct in which each court has jurisdiction. You can contact the individual court locations to inquire about active warrants that have been issued by that court. The Superior Court also has jurisdiction over criminal cases within the county. To search for criminal cases for the entire county, you can access the Arizona Judicial Branch’s case information system. This online resource provides case information for civil and criminal cases filed within the county. To obtain copies of court records, you should speak to someone in the office of the Clerk of Court.
Another source for obtaining information about outstanding warrants is the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff is charged with executing warrants; therefore, this office is an excellent source for arrest records and active warrants. You can also request a criminal history records check from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Yuma County crimes
During the 10 years from 1999 to 2008, crime rates increased in Yuma County by almost 93% with violent crime increasing by almost 100%. During that time, there were about 43,355 crimes committed in Yuma County with approximately 11% of those being violent in nature. On average, there were 14 crimes committed each day within the county.