Martin County Florida Warrant Search
In order to search for active arrest warrants in Martin County Florida
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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 Martin County Florida
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 Martin County Florida, 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:
Martin County, Florida
Martin County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 126,731. The U.S. Census Bureau 2008 estimate for the county is 138,660. Its county seat is Stuart, Florida.
Martin County was created in 1925 with the northern portion coming from St. Lucie County and southern portion coming from Palm Beach County. It was named for John W. Martin, Governor of Florida from 1925 to 1929.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 753 square miles (1,950 km2), of which 556 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 197 square miles (510 km2) is water, much of it in the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Okeechobee. The total area is 26.19% water.Martin County is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.
U.S. Highway 1
U.S. Highway 98
U.S. Highway 441
Florida State Road 76
Florida State Road 714
Florida State Road 710
Florida State Road 732
Florida State Road A1A
Florida State Road 707
St. Lucie County,Florida- north
Palm Beach County,Florida- south
Hendry County,Florida- southwest (only point of contiguity is in the center of Lake Okeechobee)
Glades County,Florida- southwest (only point of contiguity is in the center of Lake Okeechobee)
Okeechobee County,Florida- northwest
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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
As of the census of 2000, there were 126,731 people, 55,288 households, and 36,213 families residing in the county. The population density was 228 per square mile (88 /km2). There were 65,471 housing units at an average density of 118 per square mile (46 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.88% White, 5.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.72% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 7.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.In 2000 there were 55,288 households out of which 21.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.50% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.71.In the county the population was spread out with 18.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 28.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.The median income for a household in the county was $43,083, and the median income for a family was $53,244. Males had a median income of $36,133 versus $27,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,584. About 5.60% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 5.20% of those age 65 or over.
Martin County is a non-chartered county and its form of government is prescribed by the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes, as follows:
Board of County Commissioners
The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body of the county and has charge of all county executive and administrative functions, except those assigned by the Constitution to independent county officers or to the independent school district. The board also has some quasi-judicial functions. Some of functions exercised by the board are county-wide, while others are applicable only in the unincorporated areas of the county, where the board has many of the functions of a municipality. The county commissioners are elected by county-wide vote, but each one represents a specific district. The board appoints the county administrator who is responsible to it for the day-to-day operations of the county government. The current county commissioners by district number are:1. Doug Smith, Chair
2. Susan Valliere
3. Patrick Hayes
4. Sarah Heard
5. Ed Ciampi, Vice Chair
The elected Constitutional Officers are:Clerk (Clerk of Courts, County Clerk, etc.): Marsha Ewing
Property Appraiser: Laurel Kelly
Sheriff: Robert Crowder
Supervisor of Elections: Vicki Davis
Tax Collector: Ruth Pietruszewski
The independent Martin County School District has an elected Superintendent of Schools and elected School Board, as follows:The Superintendent,Nancy Kline(R), is the chief administrator of the district.
The School Board is the legislative body of the district and also exercises quasi-judicial powers. School Board members are elected county wide but each one represents a specific district. The current board members by district are:1. Lorie Shekailo
2. Sue Hershey
3. Laurie Gaylord, Chair
4. Maura Barry-Sorenson
5. Dr. David Anderson
Town ofJupiter Island
Town ofOcean Breeze Park
Town ofSewall's Point
North River Shores
Audubon of Martin County: Possum Long Nature Center, Palm Beach Road, Stuart
Elliott Museumon Hutchinson Island
Jonathan Dickinson State Parkin South Martin County
Martin County Fairheld every February.
Martin County Public Beaches:Hobe Sound Public Beach on Jupiter Island
Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, Stuart Beach and many beach strips on Hutchinson Island.
Savannas Preserve State Park(extends into St. Lucie County)
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Parkon Long Island east of Port Salerno and north of Jupiter Island
On the National Register of Historic Places:Hobe SoundOlympia School, 1925
Trapper Nelson Zoo Historic District, located south of Hobe Sound is insideJonathan Dickinson State Parkin southern Martin County, 1933
Hutchinson IslandHouse of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar, 1876
Georges Valentine Shipwreck Site, 1904
IndiantownSeminole Inn, 1926
Jensen BeachMount Elizabeth Archeological Site, prehistoric
Stuart Welcome Arch, 1926
Jupiter IslandGate House, 1927
StuartBurn Brae Plantation-Krueger House, 1894
Lyric Theatre, 1927
Old Martin County Courthouse, 1937
Other historic areas listed in 1989 by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects:All Saints Episcopal Church, Waveland (Jensen Beach, Florida), 2377 N.E. Patrician Street, 1898,
Bay Tree Lodge (Kiplinger House), 143 S. River Road (originally 104 S. Sewall's Point Road), Sewall's Point, 1909
Dudley-Bessey House, 110 S.W. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1909
Dyer Homestead, 1006 S.W. St. Lucie Crescent, Stuart, 1904
Feroe Building, 73 S.W. Flagler Avenue, corner of St. Lucie, Stuart, 1905
France Apartments, 524 St. Lucie Crescent, Stuart, 1927
Golden Gate Building, 3225 S.E. Dixie Highway in Golden Gate south of Stuart, 1925
Kitching House, 210 S.W. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1894
Stuart Feed Store, 101 S.W. Flagler Avenue, Stuart, 1905
Sunrise Inn, S.E. Old St. Lucie Boulevard, Port Sewall. ca. 1925 (demolished)
John E. Taylor House, 204 S.E. Atlanta Avenue, Stuart, 1914
^'Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties of Florida: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008'.US Census Bureau. 2009-03-09.http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/tables/CO-EST2008-01-12.xls. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
^'American FactFinder'.United States Census Bureau.http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^Audubon of Martin County: Possum Long Nature Center
^A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 137,ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
Board of County CommissionersMartin County Board of County Commissioners official website
Martin County Fire Rescue Division
Martin County Library System
Constitutional officers of Martin CountyMartin County Clerk
Martin County Supervisor of Elections
Martin County Property Appraiser
Martin County Sheriff
Martin County Tax Collector
School districtMartin County School District
Multi-county DistrictsIndian River Community College
South Florida Water Management District
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Judicial branchMartin County Clerk of Courts
Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
State Attorney, 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Circuit and County Court, 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida