An arrest warrant in San Luis Obispo County, California is a written order signed by a magistrate or judge that allows law enforcement to search for a person and detain or arrest them. The warrant is issued based upon probable cause, which is a judicial ruling that there are reasonable grounds for belief that a person has violated the law. Once the magistrate signs the order, it immediately becomes an active warrant.
If the defendant cannot be initially located, the order becomes an outstanding warrant, and stays in force until an arrest is made, bail is paid, or the defendant appears before the court to deal with the charges.
For a warrant search in San Luis Obispo County, CA, contact the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Records & Warrants Department at 805-781-4588. The Sheriff’s Office also has an excellent and well-organized web site at www.slosheriff.org.
If you determine that your warrant search should include previous arrest records, you also make an inquiry with the Sheriff’s Office, or contact the San Luis Obispo Superior Court by phone at 805-781-5143.
You may wish to use the above search form to examine records available through an online criminal records database.
If you believe that an outstanding warrant has resulted in the defendant being in the custody of San Luis Obispo County, CA, contact the Jail/Custody phone line at 805-781-4600, or search for the individual online at http://www.slosheriff.org/custody.php.
In San Luis Obispo County, California there were over 59,000 crimes reported between 1999 and 2008. This is an average of 5,900 per year, or a report seventeen times each day. Of the total, more than 40,000 were thefts, 700 rapes, and 30 murders. The rate of violent crime rose by 42 percent, while overall reported crime increased by 30 percent.