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Cattaraugus County New York Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Cattaraugus County New York , you can either physically go to your local police department, pay a small fee and get the report you need (not the best choice of you need to check your own name) or you can use our advanced online warrant record databases to instantly and discreetly check millions of records with a single click. Use the search form above to either check your local jurisdiction, or better yet - run an Out-of-State (Nationwide) arrest warrant search, to search for warrant & arrest records found in other jurisdictions - about the individual.
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The Definition of a Warrant

Law enforcement agents can't just randomly arrest or search individuals that they believe to be involved in a crime. In order to prevent police officers from trampling on the rights of citizens, there is a due process that must be followed, and a warrant is one of these processes. A warrant is simply a signed document from a judge, allowing police to take an action. Depending upon the type of warrant, that action can be the arrest of a named individual or the search of a residence. Judges can sign off on three major types of warrants: Search Warrants, Bench Warrants, and Arrest Warrants. Each one is different depending upon the situation.

What is an Arrest Warrant?

An arrest warrant is a legal document that is signed by a judge and enables law enforcement to make an immediate arrest of an individual. These are often issued when a crime has been committed and the police have a particular suspect that they would like to apprehend. Arrest warrants give police enforcement the right to even enter homes to apprehend a suspect if necessary.

How Do You Find Out If Someone Has An Arrest Warrant Against Them?

Some law enforcement agents will notify suspects of an arrest warrant via a letter at the last known address or through a phone call. While others swoop down and make an immediate arrest. At a nominal cost, the local police department will provide you with arrest information for an individual. However, you should never check your own record in this manner because you will be immediately arrested if there are active warrants on your record. The easiest approach is to make use of an online public records service that will provide you with all of the information in one easy to read format.

What is a Bench Warrant?

It's extremely important to attend any court appearances that you are scheduled for. If you do not appear in court, a judge will hold you in contempt of court and sign a bench warrant with your name on it. From this point on, you will instantly be considered a fugitive from justice in the eyes of the law. This court order will allow the police to arrest you on sight and even enter your home in order to apprehend you. It's important to remember that there is no statute of limitations for a bench warrant. This type of warrant never expires and will only be cleared upon your death or arrest.

What is a Search Warrant?

If the police believe that a crime has been committed or is being committed in a particular area, they will request a search warrant from a judge. This document will enable them to perform a complete search on the area listed on the warrant. They can be given full rights to walk into your home to gather evidence, and you are not able to stop them. An example of this can be seen when the police use warrants to seize narcotics or weapons from a home. It's important to keep in mind that a search warrant is extremely specific, and will often label the exact location, the specific evidence, and time of search. Police officers cannot continuously return to your home to gather more evidence unless another search warrant is obtained. If law enforcement officers violate any of the conditions of the warrant, they will not be allowed to present the evidence in court.

What are Outstanding Warrants and Active Warrants?

Outstanding warrants and active warrants are synonymous and used interchangeably in the court system. Active warrants are placed against an individual when they have either been suspected of committing a crime (arrest warrant) or if they did not appear for a court date (bench warrant). An active or outstanding warrant gives the police the right to immediately arrest the individual on sight, using all necessary means. The term outstanding warrant is generally used when describing an older warrant from a fugitive that has been avoiding police arrest for quite some time. Do not confuse this term, and believe that it means `expired warrant', because arrest warrants never expire.

Searching For Arrest Warrants in Cattaraugus County New York

When doing a search for active arrest warrants, there are a few methods that can be used. You can go down to the local police department and obtain a records search by providing the officer with pertinent information and paying a small fee for the results. However, you are advised against using this method if you are checking up on yourself or a friend. If you are doing a personal search on yourself and an arrest warrant appears on record, you will be arrested immediately. If it is for a friend, you will be subjected to questioning and possibly risk your friend's freedom or even worse endanger your own freedom for aiding a fugitive from justice. The most common method to search for arrest warrants is through a public online service like GovWarrantSearch.org. One major benefit of this type of online service is that you are able to gather information about yourself or anyone else in the privacy of your own home. In addition, a good online warrant search site will provide you with more information because you can either specifically search for warrants in Cattaraugus County New York, or you can perform either statewide or even a nationwide search to review an individual's complete record. This saves you numerous trips to multiple police departments. You should also keep in mind that a visit to the local police department will only show you results from that local area and you could be missing information from other jurisdictions.

Is It Possible To Have An Arrest Warrant On File And Not Know About It?

Probably one of the biggest misconceptions of arrest warrants is that the police will notify you and allow you to surrender yourself with an attorney. Sure, this happens sometimes, but law enforcement agents aren't required to make proper notification in advance of incarceration. Most people are informed of the warrant at the time of their arrest. Depending on the crime and workload of the police department, officers may arrive at your place of work, home, or the home's of family and friends to attempt to serve their warrant and make an arrest.

How Can I Avoid Being Apprehended With An Arrest Warrant On File?

Avoiding arrest with an arrest warrant on file would certainly prove to be a difficult life, and not recommended. The police can make an arrest at your home or work, so you will always be looking over your shoulder. Police records show that the majority of individuals with an arrest warrant against them are arrested on a minor traffic stop. An arrest warrant never goes away, and the police will eventually catch up with you.

When Does A Warrant Expire?

The only type of warrant that has an expiration date is a search warrant. Arrest warrants and bench warrants will only expire upon the death of the convict or a court appearance (usually due to an arrest). These types of warrants do not have any statute of limitations and have no expiration date.


General Information from wikipedia: 
Cattaraugus County, New York Coordinates: 42°14′N 78°41′W / 42.24°N 78.68°W / 42.24; -78.68Cattaraugus County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the population was 83,955. The county seat is Little Valley. History When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Cattaraugus County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion (and thus, since no western boundary was specified, theoretically still extended west to the Pacific). The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area then designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for William Tryon, colonial governor of New York.In the years prior to 1776, most of the Loyalists in Tryon County fled to Canada. In 1784, following the peace treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War, the name of Tryon County was changed to Montgomery County in honor of the general, Richard Montgomery, who had captured several places in Canada and died attempting to capture the city of Quebec, replacing the name of the hated British governor.Ontario County was split from Montgomery County in 1789. In turn, Genesee County was split from Ontario County in 1802. Shortly afterwards, Genesee County was made smaller in 1806, by the creation of Allegany County.Cattaraugus County was formed in 1808, split off from Genesee County. However, at first there was no county government due to the sparse population. From 1812 to 1814, Cattaraugus County was incorporated in Allegany County; from 1814 to 1817, records of the county were divided between Belmont (Allegany County) and Buffalo (then in Niagara County). Finally, in 1817, a county government was established for Cattaraugus County.The first settlement in the county was in Olean and the original county seat was Ellicottville. After 1860, the county seat was moved to Little Valley. Geography Cattaraugus County is in the southwestern part of the state, immediately north of the Pennsylvania border. The southern part of Cattaraugus County is the only area of western New York that was not covered by the last ice age glaciation and is noticeably more rugged than neighboring areas that had peaks rounded and valleys filled by the glacier. The entire area is actually a dissected plateau of Pennsylvanian and Mississippian age, but appears mountainous to the casual observer. The plateau is an extension of the Allegany Plateau from nearby Pennsylvania. Southern Cattaraugus County is part of the same oil field, and petroleum was formerly a resource of the area. It is now mostly played out, but natural gas continues to be extracted.A continental divide between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds runs through Cattaraugus CountyAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,322 square miles (3,424.0 km2), of which 1,310 square miles (3,392.9 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31.1 km2) (0.94%) is water.The northern border of the county is formed by Cattaraugus Creek. Adjacent counties Erie County,New York- north Wyoming County,New York- northeast Allegany County,New York- east McKean County,Pennsylvania- southeast Warren County,Pennsylvania- southwest Chautauqua County,New York- west Major highways Interstate 86/New York State Route 17(Southern Tier Expressway) U.S. Route 62 U.S. Route 219 New York State Route 16 New York State Route 98 New York State Route 240 New York State Route 242 New York State Route 353 New York State Route 417 Airports Great Valley Airport is located in Cattaraugus County, one nautical mile (1.85 km) southeast of the central business district of Great Valley.There's also an airport outside of Olean. Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 83,955 people, 32,023 households, and 21,647 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 39,839 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.63% White, 1.06% Black or African American, 2.60% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.8% were of German, 13.2% Irish, 11.3% English, 9.1% Polish, 8.2% Italian and 7.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English and 1.4% Spanish as their first language.There were 32,023 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05.In the county the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.The median income for a household in the county was $33,404, and the median income for a family was $39,318. Males had a median income of $30,901 versus $22,122 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,959. About 10.00% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over. Government and politics Cattaraugus County is run by a unicameral legislature with an appointed county 'administrator,' who serves many executive duties of a county executive but has no legislative veto power and is not elected. The legislators themselves are independently elected (while some also serve as mayors of the villages they represent, their status as mayors does not affect in any way their seats on the legislature and thus it is not a Board of Supervisors). The votes of each legislator are counted in proportion to the number of people that said legislator represents (for example, if a legislator from Olean has 10,000 people in his/her district, and the legislator serving Lyndon only has 5,000, the Lyndon legislator's vote has only half the worth of the Olean legislator's). There are currently 21 members of the legislature; the county is in the process of reducing that number to 17. Each legislator serves a four year term, with a limit of three terms.The legislature is a majority Republican, with Michael O'Brien serving as chairman.Cattaraugus County is entirely within the boundaries of the 149th New York State Assembly District (served currently by Joseph Giglio), the 57th New York State Senate District (served currently by Catharine Young), and the U.S. House of Representatives 29th district. In the last of these, Cattaraugus County's votes proved pivotal in the 2008 elections: incumbent Republican Randy Kuhl, who had strongly carried the county in 2004 and 2006, lost Cattaraugus County to Democrat Eric Massa in the 2008 elections.The county is generally considered a 'red county,' with Republicans usually outvoting Democrats in most statewide and national offices (for instance, in 2004 George W. Bush defeated John Kerry in Cattaraugus County by a 60-40 margin). However, in 2006, the county narrowly chose Eliot Spitzer over John Faso by a margin of about 1% in the governor's race, and Hillary Clinton surprisingly defeated John Spencer in the county by a 10 percentage point margin. (That being said, in all other positions up for office that year, Republicans—including all congressional and state legislature representatives—still won.) In 2008 it continued its tradition as a red county. John McCain defeated Barack Obama by a 55-44% margin.An emerging trend among Cattaraugus County's villages has been consolidation with their surrounding towns. Limestone voters approved dissolution into the town of Carrolton in September 2009; that will take effect at the beginning of 2011. On March 18, 2010, three other villages (East Randolph, Randolph and Perrysburg) followed suit and approved dissolution into their surrounding towns (Randolph Township for the first two, and Perrysburg Township for the third); these three villages will dissolve at the beginning of 2012. Additional facts about Cattaraugus County There are two separate geological formations, both called 'Rock City,' in the county that have the appearance of a town laid out with streets. One is in Olean and the other is in Little Valley.Olean is the largest city in the county and is the major center for business. Ski country runs through Cattaraugus County; two ski resorts, popular with Canadians, lie in the town of Ellicottville; in addition, several snowmobile trails cross the county, including the Pat McGee Trail, a flagship for the county's trail system, and the North Country Trail.Cattaraugus County's current promotional nickname is the Enchanted Mountains, despite the fact that the county is mostly hills and that only two comparatively small 'mountains' (Mount Seneca and Mount Tuscarora, both in Allegany State Park) exist in the county. During the 1980s, the county used the slogan Naturally Yours to Enjoy.Cattaraugus County is considered part of Appalachia, as well as Western New York, upstate New York, the Southern Tier, the Twin Tiers and the Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area. As a result of this geographic crossroads, the people of Cattaraugus County speak a variety of accents, ranging from mild variants of Appalachian English to Inland Northern American English, with a handful of people speaking in the more loud and nasal Buffalo English.The sales tax in Cattaraugus County is 8% (4% from New York State, 4% from the county). Famous Cattaraugus County natives and residents Bill Bergey, professional football player Ray Caldwell, MLB pitcher Phil 'The Showkiller' Ceppaglia, producer forThe Tony Kornheiser Show, attended St. Bonaventure Anna Botsford Comstock, 1854-1930, artist, Cornell professor, leader of nature study movement Chuck Cristof Salamanca, professional football player Brian Dunklemanof Ellicottville, co-host of the first season ofAmerican Idol Ray Evans(1915-2007) of Salamanca, member of famous songwriting duo alongsideJay Livingston Ira Joe Fisherof Salamanca and Little Valley, weatherman atCBS James F. Hastingsof Olean, retired former U.S. Congressman (served from 1969 to 1976) Marvin 'Marv' Hubbardof Randolph, professional football player Maureen Keenan LeBoeufof Olean, first female Department Head at the West Point Military Academy Don McLeansang/wrote the original version of 'American Pie' while in Olean Riki Lindhomeof Portville, actress and member of the satirical musical group 'Garfunkel and Oates' Ted Marchibroda, NFL Head Coach of Baltimore Colts/Ravens, attended St. Bonaventure University Paul Owens(1924-2003) of Salamanca, professional baseball player, manager, and executive Stephen Porcelloof Portville, celebrated song writer and musician Kimberly Presslerof Franklinville, Miss USA 1999 Timothy L. Kellnerof Ischua, U.S. Sniper legend Margaret Shulockof Franklinville, cartoonist, part of the ensemble behind theSix Chixcomic strip Peter Tomarken(1942-2006) of Olean, host ofPress Your Luck Martha Van Rensselaer(1864-1932), educator and founder ofCornell University College of Human Ecology Dean T. Atkins of East Randolph, nationally known expert in heating and ventillation technology.In addition, a few minor celebrities have summer homes in the county, including newsman Irv Weinstein and former professional football kicker Steve Christie. Newspapers Salamanca Press(weekly, serving Salamanca and a few other small towns) Olean Times Herald(daily, serving all of the westernTwin Tiers) Olean Source (free weekly) Special E-Fects (free weekly, based in Ellicottville and serving mostly that town and village) The Villager (free weekly, based in Ellicottville) Gowanda Pennysaver News (free weekly) Randolph Register (monthly) Radio stations WPIG(95.7, Olean) WHDL(1450, Olean) WOLN(91.3, Olean, operated out of Buffalo) WQRS(98.3, Salamanca) WGGO(1590, Salamanca) WGWE(105.9, Little Valley, operated from the Allegany Reservation) WOEN(1360, Olean) WMXO(101.5, Olean) WTWT(90.5, transmitter in Allegany, licensed to Bradford, PA, operated out of Russell, PA) WWG32(162.425, Little Valley, operated out of Buffalo) Television stations WONS-LP(Ch. 25, Olean) Educational institutions A branch of Jamestown Community College, in Olean provides higher education for residents. Olean Business Institute provides specialized education and is also in Olean. St. Bonaventure University is also in this county. Cities, towns, villages, and other locations Allegany(village) Allegany(town) Ashford(town) Carrollton(town) Cattaraugus(village) Coldspring(town) Conewango(town) Dayton(town) Delevan(village) East Otto(town) East Randolph(village, to be dissolved 2012-01-01) Ellicottville(village) Ellicottville(town) Farmersville(town) Franklinville(village) Franklinville(town) Freedom(town) Gowanda(village) Great Valley(town) Hinsdale(town) Humphrey(town) Ischua(town) Leon(town) Lime Lake-Machias(census-designated place) Limestone(village, to be dissolved 2011-01-01) Little Valley(village) Little Valley(town) Lyndon(town) Machias(town) Mansfield(town) Napoli(town) New Albion(town) Olean(city) Olean(town) Otto(town) Perrysburg(village, to be dissolved 2012-01-01) Perrysburg(town) Persia(town) Portville(village) Portville(town) Randolph(town) Randolph(village, to be dissolved 2012-01-01) Red House(town) Salamanca(city) Salamanca(town) Steamburg(hamlet) South Dayton(village) South Valley(town) St. Bonaventure(census-designated place) West Valley(hamlet) Weston Mills(census-designated place) Yorkshire(town) Designation in parentheses indicates official level of government. Indian reservations Allegany Reservation,New York Cattaraugus Reservation, Cattaraugus County,New York Oil Springs Reservation, Cattaraugus County
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