Once an arrest warrant is issued by the criminal court, the only time it will be removed from the national crime database is when the person in question is arrested. Any discrepancies or errors in the information presented when seeking the warrant will not affect the powers of the arrest order unless such mistakes significantly impact the rights of the suspect.
An active arrest warrant may only be recalled by the issuing judicial authority in two scenarios:
- If another individual is arrested in the case and charged with the crime
- When the evidence presented in court is no longer valid
In all other situations, an active order for arrest stays in the system in the form an outstanding warrant till the individual in whose name it has been issued is arrested.
While bench warrants are issued when a person fails to appear in court on a scheduled date or skips bail; arrest orders that are issued in criminal cases, are only granted when the police specifically request the court for it.
A writ has to be filed in the court which is considered before the warrant is issued. In some cases, the victim/ witnesses may even asked to provide a sworn testimony. All of this is done to ascertain probable cause which is a requirement for the issue of an active arrest warrant.
For information on arrest records in Snohomish County WA, get in touch with the office of the sheriff which is located at 1100 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, Washington 99260. While you can use their telephone number (509-477-5980) for complaints, a warrant search will not be undertaken over the phone.
This can create issues if you are the subject of the investigation. To play it safe, fill the form above to access an online third party crime database if you believe that a warrant may be out in your name.
In Snohomish County, roughly 200,000 crime reports were filed from 1999 to 2008. The figure is without a doubt on the higher side with an annual crime rate of nearly 19,000 cases. Over the ten years period more than 15,000 complaints were filed in violent criminal matters which included nearly 1000 rapes and 150 plus homicides.
Most crimes occur when the victim is less than a mile away from his home or office, and on a daily basis, almost 50 crimes are reported in the area. Over the decade mentioned above, crime figures have increased by almost 30% which has made experts sit up and take notice as the trend may very well result in annual crime rates reaching 22,000 in the future.