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Washington County Maryland Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Washington County Maryland , 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 Washington County Maryland

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 Washington County Maryland, 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: 
Washington County, Maryland Washington County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering southern Pennsylvania to the north, northern Virginia to the south, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia to the south and west. In July 2008, its population was 145,384. Washington County was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President) George Washington. Its county seat is Hagerstown.Washington County is one of three counties in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Due to commuting patterns, a high growth rate, and close proximity, Washington County is also often considered, though not officially designated a part of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. History The western portions of Maryland (including present Washington County) were incorporated into Prince George's County in 1696. This original county included six current counties. The first to be created was Frederick, separated from Prince George's County in 1748.Washington County was formed on October 1, 1776 by the division of Frederick County. At the same time, Montgomery County was also separated from Frederick County and was named for General Richard Montgomery. Washington County as created included land later to become Allegany County (created in 1789) and Garrett County (included in Allegany County when it was created in 1789, but later separated from Allegany County). Washington County thus originally included the entire western part of the state..A number of properties in the county are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 468 square miles (1,211 km²), of which 458 square miles (1,187 km²) is land and 9 square miles (24 km²) (2.01%) is water. Washington County is bordered to the north by the Mason-Dixon Line; to the south by the Potomac River; to the east by South Mountain; and to the west by Sideling Hill Creek. Adjacent counties Fulton County,Pennsylvania(northwest) Allegany County(west) Morgan County,West Virginia(southwest) Berkeley County,West Virginia(south) Jefferson County,West Virginia(south) Loudoun County,Virginia(southeast) Frederick County(east) Franklin County,Pennsylvania(northeast) See also: List of counties bordering eight counties County government Washington County's 'leader' is known as the County Administrator. Currently, Greg Murray serves as the Administrator. However, Washington County's County Commissioners exercise executive powers as they exist in the government of the county.The County Commissioners in Washington County comprise the traditional form of county government in Maryland. Current members include: Kristin B. Aleshire, Terry Baker, John F. Barr, James F. Kercheval, and William J. Wivell. State representation Washington County is represented by two senators in Maryland State Senate. Member Donald F. Munson (R), serves the 2nd district in Maryland and Alex X. Mooney serves in the 3rd district. The county also is represented in Maryland General Assembly's other primary division, the Maryland House of Delegates. Delegates who stand for Washington County include: LeRoy Myers (R) for District 1C, Andrew A. Serafini (R) for District 2A, Christopher B. Shank (R) for District 2B, John P. Donoghue (D) for District 2C, and Richard Weldon (R) for District 3B. Federal representation The county is located within Maryland's 6th congressional district. The representative of the district currently is Roscoe Bartlett (R). Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 131,923 people, 49,726 households, and 34,112 families residing in the county. The population density was 288 people per square mile (111/km²). There were 52,972 housing units at an average density of 116 per square mile (45/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.71% White or Caucasian, 7.77% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.1% were of German, 21.4% American, 8.8% Irish and 8.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.There were 49,726 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.96.In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.00 males.The median income for a household in the county was $40,617, and the median income for a family was $48,962. Males had a median income of $34,917 versus $24,524 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,062. About 7.00% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over. Communities Washington County contains the following incorporated municipalities:1 City:Hagerstown(incorporated 1813) 8 Towns:Boonsboro Clear Spring Funkstown Hancock Keedysville Sharpsburg Smithsburg Williamsport Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:Cavetown Chewsville Fort Ritchie Fountainhead-Orchard Hills(a combination of the communities ofFountainheadandOrchard Hillsrecognized as a unit by the Census Bureau) Halfway Highfield-Cascade(a combination of the communities ofHighfieldandCascaderecognized as a unit by the Census Bureau) Leitersburg Maugansville Mount Aetna Mount Lena Paramount-Long Meadow(a combination of the communities ofParamountandLong Meadowrecognized as a unit by the Census Bureau) Robinwood Rohrersville Saint James San Mar Wilson-Conococheague(a combination of the communities of Wilson and Conococheague recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau) Other unincorporated areas not listed as CDP's include:Antietam Beaver Creek Benevola Big Pool Broadfording Brownsville Burtner Cearfoss Cedar Grove Dargan Downsville Eakles Mills Fairplay Fairview Gapland Huyett Indian Springs Jugtown Mapleville Mercersville Pecktonville Pen Mar Pinesburg Ringgold Samples Manor Sandy Hook Spielman Trego Van Lear Weverton Woodmont National parks Antietam National Battlefield Appalachian National Scenic Trail Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Harpers Ferry National Historical Park State parks Fort Frederick State Park Fort Tonoloway State Park Gathland State Park Greenbrier State Park South Mountain State Park Washington Monument State Park Other recreation Crystal Grottoes, the only show caves in Maryland. Sideling Hillman-made mountain pass on Interstate 68/U.S. Route 40 roughly 5 miles west of Hancock shows off 100 million years+ of rock formation with Information Center and walkways on the premises. Stoney Creek Farm Washington County Rural Heritage Museum Education Washington County Public Schools administers public schools in the county. See Washington County Public Schools - School Directory for a detailed listing of elementary, middle, high, and other schools. Colleges and universities Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary, and Graduate School Hagerstown Community College, 2-year public community college. Kaplan College, formerly known as Hagerstown Business College. Mount Saint Mary's University, Hagerstown Campus, offers Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, a branch of the University of Maryland offering various associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in connection with other state colleges and universities in Maryland. Vinayaka Missions America University, India-based university with campuses throughout the world recently establishing its first American campus in Hagerstown. Notable residents and natives SeePeople from Washington County.
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