Oklahoma Warrant Information
A warrant is an official document issued by a judge or a special magistrate ordering the law enforcement officials to detain, arrest, or seize the individual who is the subject of the warrant. It is usually issued in the county where the crime was committed. It can be affected by factors such as the record of the criminal history of an individual and the nature of the crime that was committed.
The record of any outstanding warrants and the arrest warrants generally remain in the state or the federal database indefinitely unless the warrant is dropped due to the unavailability of information or substantial evidence regarding a criminal case.
In the state of Oklahoma the Warrant Division of the Department of Corrections is responsible for the maintenance of over 45,000 warrants. This division serves and recalls warrants on a regular basis. It is open twenty four hours and receives over hundred calls each day for the verification as well as the validation of the warrants maintained by them.
The Warrants Division of the Department of Corrections is also entrusted with the responsibility of entering the details of the offenders into the database of the National crime Information Center as well as to place on hold the various defendants arrested in other countries, states and counties within the state of Oklahoma.
The warrants and records maintained by the Warrants Division help the various law enforcement agencies by proving information about arrests, outstanding warrants as well as the photos of the wanted criminals and the fugitives. For more information individuals can contact the Warrants Division of the Oklahoma State’s Department of Correction: (405) 713 2042.
Types of Oklahoma Warrants
The types of Oklahoma warrants include search warrants, arrest warrants, outstanding warrants and the bench warrants. In addition, there are certain prefixes or abbreviations used for the Oklahoma warrants that can help to identify the type of warrant. For instance, six or seven numbers in a warrant would indicate a warrant from the Municipal court in Oklahoma State.
CM stands for the County District court warrant for a misdemeanor and CF stands for a County District court felony warrant. In certain instances a CF warrant is also issued by a court in Oklahoma State for the failure to appear or the failure to pay for a felony charge. In such cases it may not be considered as a felony warrant despite of the fact of it originally being listed for a felony.
Information available on a Oklahoma Warrant
The most wanted list comprises the names of all the fugitives against whom there is an outstanding warrant.
The contents of an Oklahoma arrest warrant include details such as the name of the offender or the fugitive, or the escapee, identifying features such as name date of birth, race, sex, hair color, eye color, height, weight, distinguishing marks or features such as tattoos as well as the reason for issuing an arrest warrant against the subject.
Searching for Oklahoma Warrants
The Oklahoma State allows the individuals to search and access their own criminal history records for the purpose of looking for any outstanding warrants or any citations registered against them. Individuals can also check for any outstanding warrants that are issued against other individuals from the official sources.
To search and access their own records or search for the outstanding warrants that are registered against other individuals, individuals can either visit in person or use the official websites maintained by most of the local county Sheriff’s Department. Individuals can also visit the office of the Clerk of the County Courts who maintain all the court records.
The Sheriff’s Department can be accessed online from the following link: http://www.oklahomacounty.org/sheriff/judicialservices/recordsandwarrants.asp You can search for the most wanted persons, escapees, and fugitives from: http://184.108.40.206/fugitives/all_fugitives.aspx or from the official websites of the Oklahoma State’s office of the US Marshals : http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ok-e/index.html fugitive information eastern district of OK, US Marshals or http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ok-n/fugitives/index.html for the Northern District , http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ok-w/fugitives/index.html for the Western District.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation also maintains a database of all active as well as outstanding warrants which can be accessed from: http://www.ok.gov/osbi/ The list of most wanted persons include details of the crime, identifying characteristics as well as an accompanying photograph of the individual.