What happens if you discover you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest filed against you? Should you rush to get an attorney or do the job yourself? Even though you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, representing yourself against the charges in an arrest warrant is not advisable. These are serious charges that may result in jail time and/or huge fines. Unless you are familiar with California’s Criminal Code and the Rules of Court Procedure, you may end up making matters worse for yourself. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you upon your request.
If you want to search for criminal records or perform a warrant search in Siskiyou County, you need to begin where the warrants are issued – – the courts.
The Superior Court of California for the County of Siskiyou is the best place to search. If you need further information about a specific criminal case record, you can visit the Clerk’s Office located at 311 4th Street in Yreka, CA 96097.
Another source for searching for arrest records and active warrants is where they are sent to be executed – – the local Sheriff’s Office. Once an arrest warrant is issued, it then must be served and executed. Contacting the Sheriff’s Office may help you determine if an outstanding warrant is pending against you or someone else. In Siskiyou County, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office by telephone at 530-842-8301 or in person at 305 Butte Street in Yreka, CA. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
If you are trying to find out if a person has already been arrested in Siskiyou County, you can use the Siskiyou Sheriff’s Office Inmate Locator. It’s available online through the Sheriff’s website and is a free service to the public.
Always remember that searching for active arrest warrants in your name may result in an immediate arrest if you appear at the Sheriff’s Office to inquire in person.
Crime in Siskiyou County, CA
Crime rates in Siskiyou County, CA rose slightly between 2001 and 2008 – – just under 30% for the overall crime. Somewhere in the county during that time, a crime was committed about every nine hours, and nearly half of them occurred less than one mile from the victim’s home. Theft and burglary accounted for approximately 81% of the total crime during those years.