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Centre County Pennsylvania Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Centre County Pennsylvania , 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 Centre County Pennsylvania

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 Centre County Pennsylvania, 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: 
Centre County, Pennsylvania Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2007, the population was 144,658.Centre County was created on February 13, 1800, from parts of Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, and Northumberland counties and named for its central location in the state. Its county seat is Bellefonte. County Commissioners Jon Eich, Chairman, Democrat Steven Dershem, Republican Rich Rogers, Democrat Other county offices Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Debra Immel, Democrat Controller, Charles Witmer, Republican Coroner, Scott Sayers, Democrat District Attorney, Stacy Parks Miller, Democrat Recorder of Deeds, Joe Davidson, Republican Register of Wills, Kim Barton, Republican Sheriff, Denny Nau, Democrat Treasurer, Rich Fornicola, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate Jake Corman,Republican,Pennsylvania's 34th Senatorial District John N. Wozniak,Democrat,Pennsylvania's 35th Senatorial District Pennsylvania House of Representatives Michael K. Hanna Sr.,Democrat,Pennsylvania's 76th Representative District Scott Conklin,Democrat,Pennsylvania's 77th Representative District Kerry Benninghoff,Republican,Pennsylvania's 171st Representative District United States House of Representatives Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson,Republican,Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district United States Senate Arlen Specter,Democrat Bob Casey, Jr.,Democrat Politics As of November 2008, there are 106,169 registered voters in Centre County .Democratic: 46,541 (43.84%) Republican: 40,881 (38.51%) Other Parties: 18,747 (17.66%) Centre County had for many years been a strongly Republican county like most of rural Pennsylvania. In recent years, however, it has been becoming more competitive. In 2000 George W. Bush defeated Al Gore with 52% of the vote to Gore's 43%. In 2004 Bush won the county by a much smaller margin. Bush won 51% to Kerry's 47%, a margin of only 4%. In 2006, Governor Ed Rendell and Bob Casey Jr. both carried Centre and Democrat Scott Conklin decisively won the State House seat left open by the retirement of Republican Lynn Herman in the 77th district. In 2008, the Democrats captured the countywide registration edge, Barack Obama carried the county with 55% of the vote to McCain's 44%, and the other three statewide winners (Rob McCord for Treasurer, Jack Wagner for Auditor General, and Tom Corbett for Attorney General) also carried Centre. Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 square miles (2,880.1 km2), of which 1,108 square miles (2,869.7 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.39%) is water. Adjacent counties Clinton County(north) Union County(east) Mifflin County(southeast) Huntingdon County(south) Blair County(south) Clearfield County(west) Significant Topographic Features Bald Eagle Valley Bald Eagle Mountain Nittany Valley Mount Nittany Tussey Mountain Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 135,758 people, 49,323 households, and 28,508 families residing in the county. The population density was 123 people per square mile (47/km²). There were 53,161 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.44% White, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 3.96% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.1% were of German, 9.8% Irish, 9.3% American, 8.7% Italian and 8.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 91.9% spoke English, 1.8% Spanish and 1.1% Chinese or Mandarin as their first language.There were 49,323 households out of which 25.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.90% were married couples living together, 6.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.20% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95.In the county, the population was spread out with 18.00% under the age of 18, 26.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 18.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.40 males. Municipalities Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Centre County: Census-designated places Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. Colleges and universities Pennsylvania State University Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges South Hills School of Business and Technology Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Public School Districts Bald Eagle Area School District Bellefonte Area School District Keystone Central School District(also in Clinton County) Penns Valley Area School District Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District(also in Clearfield County) State College Area School District Tyrone Area School District(also in Blair County and Huntingdon County) Public Charter Schools Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School Centre Learning Community Charter School Nittany Valley Charter School Wonderland Charter School There are 11 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See:Education in Pennsylvania. Private Schools As reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education 2010.Bower Hollow Parochial School - Woodward Centre County Christian Academy - Bellefonte Elk Creek School - Rebersburg Faith Christian Academy - Philipsburg Grace Prep - State College Hill Side School - Rebersburg Hubler Ridge School - Bellefonte Kramer Gap School - Spring Mills Little Nittany Amish Parochial School - Howard Mountain View School - Rebersburg Nittany Christian School - State College Our Lady of Victory School - State College Peach Lane Amish School - Madisonburg Penns Valley Amish Paroch School - Woodward Rockville School - Rebersburg Spring Bank School - Rebersburg St John Evangelist School - Bellefonte State College Friends School - State College Sunny Meadow Parochial School - Howard Sunset View School - Howard Sunset View School - Rebersburg Windy Poplars School - Centre Hall Woodside Amish School - Spring Mills Recreation There are six Pennsylvania state parks in Centre County.Bald Eagle State Parkis onPennsylvania Route 150betweenState CollegeandLock Haven. Black Moshannon State Parkwest of State College has abogwith three species ofcarnivorous plantsand 17orchidvarieties. McCalls Dam State Parkis a small park on a dirt road in the extreme eastern tip of the county. Penn-Roosevelt State Parkis the site of a formersegregatedCCCcamp for African American men. Poe Paddy State Park Poe Valley State Park
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