Is an arrest warrant required for an arrest in California?
In California, a police officer can arrest you with or without an arrest warrant. If an arrest takes place without an arrest warrant, it is usually because the officer witnessed the crime being committed. Even though the officer may arrest a person without an arrest warrant, he must still take the person before a judge to request that a warrant be issued for the record. If you suspect that an arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest, you should contact an attorney immediately.
Resources for searching for arrest warrants in Calaveras County
If you want to search for arrest warrants or arrest records in Calaveras County, there are some options available to you.
The Superior Court of California for the County of Calaveras has jurisdiction over misdemeanor and felony crimes. The Clerk of Court for the Superior Court is charged with keeping detailed and accurate records for all cases. You can contact the court at 209-754-9800 or in person Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 3:00pm at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249.
The Sheriff's Office for Calaveras County is responsible for serving active warrants. The records division may be able to help you with your warrant search. Contact them my telephone at 209-754-6694 or by mail at 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249 to inquire about outstanding warrants.
To find out if someone is a current inmate, search for him or her by name through the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation's Inmate Locator. You can search for current inmates by inmate number or by name.
Be careful of appearing in person to check records on yourself because if you do have an outstanding arrest warrant you may be arrested right then.
Calaveras County crime statistics
Calaveras County, CA is not what you might think of as a tiny town (it has almost 46,900 residents); however, the crime rate for this town is very low. Between 2001 and 2008, only 4,848 crimes were reported for the entire county. Of those, only 11% were violent in nature with only eight being murder. Unfortunately, the crime rate more than tripled between 2003 and 2004, which accounts for the large rise in the overall crime rate during those eight years (over 79%).