In Sonoma County California an arrest warrant is set forth in case there is enough evidence or facts indicating a crime has been committed to the extent that a probable cause is established. A judge goes over the information. If it is concluded that a sensible person would deem that a crime was involved, the document is signed and from that moment it becomes an official active warrant.
An active warrant empowers California law agencies to seek for and detain the person in the arrest warrant, and oblige them to appear before the court. If the subject cannot be located, the order then becomes an outstanding warrant and stays in force until an arrest is made, bail is posted, or the subject appears before the court.
For an arrest warrant search that was issued in Sonoma County, CA, go to a web page called Sonoma County Sheriff's Office Warrant Search that is dedicated specifically for this purpose at http://www.sonomasheriff.org/warrant-search.php. Or you may contact the Sheriff's Office via the phone at 707-565-2511 .
If your warrant search includes prior arrest records, refer to the Superior Court of Sonoma County, CA at 707-521-6500.
You might as well refer to the search form above to investigate a State of California online criminal records database.
If you wish to determine if an arrest warrant ended up in an individual currently being in custody, contact Sonoma County Main Adult Detention at 707-565-1400.
Reports covering the years 1999 - 2008 resulted in over 110,000 crimes in Sonoma County California. Of the total reported, about 78,000 thefts, over 1,400 rapes and 80 murders. The average of 11,000 reports each year is about one crime ever 45 minutes. Throughout this same time period reports rose by 8 percent, while violent crime escalated by 60 percent.