Undertaking an Anderson County Criminal Background Check
If you conduct an Anderson County criminal background check, you will come up with three important types of reports that will be able to indicate whether a person has a criminal history: arrest records, outstanding warrants and court records. The following article is going to explain how to find each one of them.
Carrying out an Anderson County arrest records search
To carry out an inmate search, try to contact Anderson County jail at 903-729-6068 and ask whether the person you are searching is held in their facility. The state of Texas offers useful electronic search tools, such as the computerized criminal data bank maintained by the TxDPS. It encompasses the whole state and it shows a person’s arrest history for all types of offenses apart from Class C misdemeanor.
Finding outstanding warrants
An Anderson County warrant search should be conducted at the sheriff office. They have a special division dedicated to processing and storing arrest orders issued by the court; they can be reached by dialing 903-723-7881. The most recommended course of action (unless you are a wanted person) is to arrive at their office in person. They are located at 1200 E. Lacy St. Palestine, TX 75801.
Anderson County court records
Both the county clerk and the district clerk process criminal court dockets. The former handles misdemeanor cases while the latter handles felony cases. To view these dockets, they will ask you to submit (either by mail or in person) a formal FOIA request. Take into consideration that patience is required since the whole procedure (from the moment you send the request until you get the documents you need) may take up to 10 business days. In addition, you will be asked to pay a fee for each report. For more details, we suggest visiting the website of the Attorney General of Texas.
Throughout 2013, police apprehended only 15 people in the county. The number of crimes was very low – 93 (on average, 159.3 offenses for every 100,000 residents).Nevertheless, there was one murder, 20 women were raped and 36 people were robbed. There were 114 cases of assaults.