Dallas County Warrant and Arrest Records Search
The process of issuing a Dallas County arrest warrant is quite similar to other counties across Texas. For the warrant to become active, it must be signed by a judge. He will agree to sign it based on evidence presented by the police. This evidence must be convincing enough to indicate a probable cause for an arrest.
If the warrant is not served (The suspect has not been located) it remains valid as an outstanding warrant and it can lead to the suspect’s arrest anytime and any place.
How can one find arrest warrants in Dallas?
To initiate a Dallas County warrant search, the best option is to physically arrive at the sheriff office and ask for information. Their address is 133 N Riverfront Blvd 31, Dallas, TX 75207.
Texas Public Information Act (also referred to as Texas open Records Act) from 1973 promises you access to governmental and public records including criminal information provided that the particular case is not under investigation. For further reading, you are advised to refer to Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code.
Another viable option includes the search box above. It will enable you to perform a criminal background check on any person whose name you will fill in. Search results come from reliable public and governmental data banks and your search will be kept strictly confidential.
Undertaking an arrest check
For a Dallas county arrest records search, we recommend that you also turn to the sheriff office and ask to extract the relevant information from their databases. In addition, you can contact Dallas County Jail and ask for access to their records. Their phone number is 214-962-5800 and they can be found at 111 W Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202.
You can always refer to state databases. For example, the Computerized Criminal History System that is supervised by the Texas Department of Public Safety. This comprehensive database will present the arrest histories of people charged with offenses more severe than Class B misdemeanor. The problem with this service is that it obligates users to open an account which includes personal information.
Moreover, you can utilize the computerized offender information search tool provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is, in fact, an inmate search that present those that currently serve time in Texas correctional facilities.
Dallas County Court Records
To recover old court records, you will need to contact two officials:
For county court records, go to the county clerk office (509 Main St #200, Dallas, Texas 75202). For court dockets whose origin is the district court, refer to the district clerk (600 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202).
For your information, according to the way Texas court system operates, county courts deal with Class A and B misdemeanor offenses and $200-$5,000 civil cases. District courts deal with felony cases and civil cases that involve more than 200 dollars.
The number of offenses reported and handled by the county law enforcement agencies in the course of 2013 reached 110587. On average, that meant 4023.3 cases per 100,000 people. The county suffered from 185 murders, 829 rapes, 5508 robberies, 5254 assaults, 24604 burglaries, 62834 cases of larceny and 11373 auto thefts. 15852 arrests were carried out by the police.