An arrest warrant in Merced County California is based upon evidence called probable cause. If the court judge determines that a reasonable person could conclude that a violation of law, or crime, was committed, the document is signed and officially becomes an active warrant. This active warrant give the ability for law enforcement to search for and arrest the person for whom the warrant is directed.
An arrest warrant in Merced County CA remains in effect until law enforcement make an arrest, the individual appears in court, or bail is posted. If the warrant cannot be timely served or the person is not found, the order becomes an outstanding warrant.
If you want to see if there is an outstanding warrant for Merced County CA, your warrant search should include contact with the Merced County Sheriff's Office at 209-385-7444 , or on the Internet at http://www.co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=87
If you want to include in your warrant search previous arrest records or other official court records, contact The Superior Court of County of Merced, California by phone at 209-725-4100 . There is also an online search of court records at www.recorder.merced.ca.us.
You may also use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database for an alternate source of information.
To see if an outstanding warrant has resulted in an arrest and the individual is currently in jail, contact the Merced County Sheriff's Office automated jail line at 209-385-7419 .
There were over 87,000 crimes reported in Merced County California between 1999 and 2008, an average of about 8,700 per year, or one every 60 minutes. Of the total crimes reported there were nearly 56,000 thefts, over 600 rapes, and 130 murders. The rate of violent crime increased by 48 percent, while overall reports rose by over 37percent.