An arrest warrant in Merced County, California, is based upon evidence called probable cause. Suppose the court judge determines that a reasonable person could conclude that a violation of the law, or crime, was committed. In that case, the document is signed and officially becomes an active warrant. This active warrant gives law enforcement the ability 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 makes 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 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 court records search page that gives you all the details you need to obtain Merced court records. This can be found at http://www.mercedcourt.org/records_search.shtml.
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.
Over 87,000 crimes were reported in Merced County, California, between 1999 and 2008, an average of about 8,700 per year, or once 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 around 37percent.