Fresno County California criminal cases range from traffic infractions that are relatively minor, to very serious criminal matters such as murder and rape. Before the state makes an official charge against someone, they generally produce evidence of probable cause (the facts and circumstances that present evidence that a person can be “reasonably” accused of committing the crime) that leads to an arrest warrant.
For an active warrant, the officers of the court may detain and hold the individual named on the arrest warrant, and compel him or her to appear before the court to give answer to the alleged charge(s).
If you believe that you or someone else has an outstanding warrant in Fresno County CA, you may want to conduct a warrant search. Although there is no comprehensive on-line arrest warrant search, you may contact the Superior Court of California County of Fresno, located at 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724. Their general information telephone number is 559-457-2000, and they are available from 8am until 5pm. For a complete list of contact information for the Fresno County California Superior Court, you can visit their web site at http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/general_info/telephone_numbers.php
For specific information about outstanding arrest warrant, or to inquire about any public records on a previous case, you can visit court’s criminal division at http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/criminal/, or contact them directly:
Criminal Felony: 1100 Van Nes Avenue, Fourth Floor – Room 401, Fresno, CA 93724, telephone: 559-457-1801, fax: 559-457-1820
Criminal Misdemeanor: 1100 Van Nes Avenue, Fourth Floor – Room 402, Fresno, CA 93724, telephone: 559-457-1802, fax: 559-457-1810
You can use the above search form to browse through an online criminal records database.
You may also be able to get information on outstanding arrest warrants by contacting the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office at 559-488-3939, or by visiting their web site at www.fresnosheriff.org.
This site can also allow you to see if someone is currently an inmate in Fresno County, CA, or you may call 888-373-7011.
There were over 420,000 crimes reported in Fresno County, California between the years of 1999 and 2008. This averages to about 42,000 crimes each year, or 1 crime every 12 minutes. Of these crimes, 340,000 were thefts, over 2,100 rapes, and 550 murders. Overall crime rates in Fresno County have risen by an average of 14%, while an improvement of 10% was reported in violent crime.