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Montgomery County Pennsylvania Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.


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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of 2000, the population was 750,097. A 2008 U.S. Census estimate placed the population at more than 780,000, making it the third most populous county in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia and Allegheny counties) and the 69th most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Norristown.The county was created on September 10, 1784, out of land originally part of Philadelphia County. It is believed to have been either named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada, or for the Welsh county of Montgomeryshire (which was named after one of William the Conqueror's main counselors, Roger de Montgomerie), as it was part of the Welsh Tract -- an area of Pennsylvania settled by Quakers from Wales. Early histories of the county indicate the origin of the county's name as uncertain.Montgomery County is a suburban county northwest of Philadelphia. It is part of the Delaware Valley and marks the region's northern border with the Lehigh Valley region of the state. It is the 20th wealthiest county in the country (measured by personal per-capita income) and was named the 9th Best Place to Raise a Family by Forbes Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 487square miles (1,262 km²), of which 483square miles (1,251 km²) is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) (0.89%) is water. Adjacent counties Lehigh County(north) Bucks County(northeast) Philadelphia County(southeast) Delaware County(southwest) Chester County(west) Berks County(northwest) National protected area Valley Forge National Historical Park(part) Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 750,097 people, 286,098 households, and 197,693 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,553 people per square mile (599/km²). There were 297,434 housing units at an average density of 238 units/km² (616 units/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.46% White, 7.46% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.02% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 2.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.5% were of German, 16.7% Irish, 14.3% Italian, 6.5% English and 5.0% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.5% spoke English, 2.0% Spanish, 1.1% Korean and 1.0% Italian as their first language. Historically, much of western Montgomery County is part of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, with a great many descendants of German-speaking settlers from the 18th Century.Montgomery County is home to large and growing African American, Korean American, Puerto Rican American, Mexican American and Indian American populations. The county has the second largest foreign-born population in the region.There were 286,098 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09.In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.00 males.The median income for a household in the county was $60,829, and the median income for a family was $72,183 (these figures had risen to $73,701 and $89,219 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $48,698 versus $35,089 for females. The per capita income for the county was $30,898. About 2.80% of families and 4.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.60% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over. Economy Montgomery County is a suburb of Philadelphia and consequently, many of its residents work in the city. However, Montco is also a major employment center with large business parks in Blue Bell, Lansdale, Fort Washington, Horsham and King of Prussia which attract thousands of workers from all over the region. The strong job base and taxes generated by those jobs have resulted in Montgomery County receiving the highest credit rating of 'AAA' from Standard & Poor's, one of fewer than 30 counties in the United States with such a rating.Major employers include:Abington Memorial Hospital Aetna BAE Systems Dorman Products Genuardi's Family Markets Glaxo Smith-Kline Holy Redeemer Hospital Jefferson Health System Johnson & Johnson-McNeil Pharmaceuticals Lockheed Martin Merck Motorola Prudential Quest Diagnostics Rohm and Haas Teva Pharmaceuticals Unisys Population growth Montgomery County's population grew about 10.6% as of the 2000 census with much of the growth in the western part of the county. Much of the growth is attributable to population shifts in the region. The county especially saw an increase of Asian American immigrants as well as in Mexican immigrants. Also, Montgomery County receives a large amount of immigrants, and many migrants from other urban areas, looking for cheaper real estate compared to their areas. Montgomery County provides many expressways to Philadelphia, New Jersey, and many other places in Pennsylvania. Census Bureau projections show a slowing of the growth this decade. Politics As of January 2010, there are 577,378 registered voters in Montgomery County .Democratic: 262,204 (45.41%) Republican: 231,531 (40.10%) Other parties: 83,643 (14.49%) While Republicans have dominated county politics, the Democratic Party has made substantial gains in the county over the last 20 years and gained the registration edge early in 2008. After voting for the Republican Presidential nominee for six consecutive elections from 1968 to 1988, the Democratic Presidential nominee has carried Montgomery for the past five consecutive elections by progressively increasing margins. Most county-level offices were held by Republicans until after the 2007 election, when Democrats picked up control of five row offices. Democrats have also won significant[says who?] elections for the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent years, including two GOP-leaning State House districts in 2004, the 148th with Mike Gerber and the 153rd with Josh Shapiro.In the 2004 US Senate election, Republican Arlen Specter won the county over Montco resident Joe Hoeffel, but Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. out-polled Rick Santorum in the 2006 Senate election. In 2006, Democrat Rick Taylor unseated incumbent Republican Eugene McGill in the 151st and, in 2008, Democrat Matthew Bradford unseated incumbent Republican Jay Moyer in the 70th. Six out of twelve of the 12 Montgomery State Representative seats are now held by Democrats, but Daylin Leach is the only Democrat in a Montgomery State Senate seat, the 17th. All four statewide Democratic candidates carried Montgomery in 2008, with Barack Obama receiving 60% of the county's vote.Montgomery County is governed by a three-person County Commission. The current composition is two Republicans and one Democrat. By law, the County Commission must have one member of a minority party represented.The current commissioners are:Jim Matthews- Chair - (R) Joe Hoeffel- (D) Bruce Castor- (R) The county row officers are:Clerk of Courts -Ann Thornburg Weiss(D) Controller - Diane Morgan (D) Coroner - Walter Hoffman (D) District Attorney -Risa Vetri Ferman(R) Prothonotary - Mark Levy (D) Recorder of Deeds - Nancy Becker (R) Register of Wills - D. Bruce Hanes (D) Sheriff- Al Ricci (R) *Acting Treasurer - Thomas Jay Ellis (R) The new officials took office in January 2008.Montgomery County contains parts of six Congressional Districts: the 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, and 15th. The Montgomery-based 13th district, which also includes most of Northeast Philadelphia, is represented by Democrat Allyson Schwartz. State Representatives Robert Godshall, Republican, 53rd district Kate Harper, Republican, 61st district Matthew Bradford, Democrat, 70th district Tom Quigley, Republican, 146th district Marcy Toepel, Republican, 147th district Mike Gerber, Democrat, 148th district Tim Briggs, Democrat, 149th district Mike Vereb, Republican, 150th district Rick Taylor, Democrat, 151st district Thomas Murt, Republican, 152nd district Josh Shapiro, Democrat, 153th district Lawrence Curry, Democrat, 154th district Paul Drucker, Democrat, 157th district Brendan Boyle, Democrat, 170th district Kathy Manderino, Democrat, 194th district State Senators LeAnna Washington, Democrat, 4th district Vincent Hughes, Democrat, 7th district Charles T. McIlhinney Jr., Republican, 10th district Stewart Greenleaf, Republican, 12th district Daylin Leach, Democrat, 17th district Andy Dinniman, Democrat, 19th district Bob Mensch, Republican, 24th district John Rafferty, Jr., Republican, 44th district US Representatives Chaka Fattah, Democrat, 2nd district (Cheltenham only) Jim Gerlach, Republican, 6th district Joe Sestak, Democrat, 7th district Patrick J. Murphy, Democrat, 8th district Allyson Schwartz, Democrat, 13th district Charlie Dent, Republican, 15th district Municipalities Under Pennsylvania law, there are five types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, Home Rule Municipalities (which can include communities that bear the name 'Borough' or 'Township') and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs, townships, and Home Rule Municipalities are located in Montgomery County: Home Rule Municipalities Bryn Athyn(official name remains 'Borough of Bryn Athyn') Cheltenham Township Horsham Township Norristown Plymouth Township Whitemarsh Township Communities and 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 Arcadia University Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Mawr College Gwynedd Mercy College Haverford College Manor College Montgomery County Community College Pennsylvania College of Optometry Penn State Abington- acommonwealth campusofThe Pennsylvania State University Rosemont College Temple University-AmblerandFt. Washingtoncampuses andTyler School of ArtinElkins Park Ursinus College Westminster Theological Seminary Public school districts Abington School District Boyertown Area School District Cheltenham Township School District Colonial School District Hatboro-Horsham School District Jenkintown School District Lower Merion School District Lower Moreland Township School District Methacton School District Norristown Area School District North Penn School District Perkiomen Valley School District Pottsgrove School District Pottstown School District Souderton Area School District Springfield Township School District Spring-Ford Area School District Upper Dublin School District Upper Merion Area School District Upper Moreland School District Upper Perkiomen School District Wissahickon School District Bryn Athyn School District- exists as an entity, but does not operate any schools. Public school students attend class in neighboring districts. Private secondary schools Academy Of The New Church Boys School Academy Of The New Church Girls School Abington Friends School The Baldwin School Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, formerly known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy Bishop McDevitt High School Calvary Baptist School Christopher Dock Mennonite High School Coventry Christian Schools The Episcopal Academy Friends' Central School Germantown Academy Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School Haverford School The Hill School Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy Indian Creek Mennonite School Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School Lakeside School Lansdale Catholic High School La Salle College High School Lincoln Academy Main Line Academy Martin Luther School Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic School Merion Mercy Academy Mount Saint Joseph Academy New Life Youth & Family Svcs The Pathway School The Perkiomen School Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, Currently under construction in Upper Providence Township, PA to replace Kennedy-Kenrick & St. Pius X in 2011 Reformation Christian School Saint Aloysius School Saint Basil Academy Saint Katherine Day School Saint Pius X High School Stowe Lighthouse Christ Academy The Shipley School Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia Trinity Christian Academy Valley Forge Baptist Academy Wyncote Academy Night schools/adult education Cheltenham Township Adult School Notable civic institutions The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential(IAHP), anonprofitorganization founded by Glenn Doman, was established inWyndmoorin 1955. The IAHP is an educational organization that teaches parents about child brain development, and is a treatment center for brain-injured children. The Historical Society of Montgomery County, founded in 1881, preserves and promotes the history of the county and its people. It also owns and maintains historic Montgomery Cemetery, the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in Montgomery County.
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