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Bell County Texas Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Bell County Texas , 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 Bell County Texas

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 Bell County Texas, 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: 
Bell County, Texas Bell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. Bell County was founded in 1850. It is part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2000, the county's population was 237,974; in 2008 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 285,084. Its county seat is Belton. The center of population of Texas is located in Bell County, in the town of Holland . Bell is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas. History Timeline 1834-1835 Little River becomes site for settlers fromNashville: families of Captain Goldsby Childers, Robert Davison, John Fulcher, Moses Griffin, John Needham, Michael Reed, William Taylor, and Judge Orville T.Tyler. 1836 The settlements are deserted during the Runaway Scrape, reoccupied, deserted again after the Elmwood Creek Blood Scrape, re-occupied again. Texas Ranger George Erath establishes a fort on Little River. 1836 1845, December 29 -Texas Annexationby the United States 1843-44 Settlers return. 1845University of Mary Hardin–Baylorfounded by theRepublic of Texasas “Baylor Female College” 1846, May 13 - The United States Congress officially declares war on Mexico. 1848, February 2 -Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgoofficially ends theMexican-American War. 1850 1851 County seat isBelton 1859 Last serious Indian raid of the area. 1860 Re-survey of the line between Bell andMilam County. Bell County assumes its present boundaries. 1861 1862-1865 Union sympathizers and Confederate deserters hole up in'Camp Safety.' 1863, January 1 – TheEmancipation Proclamation. 1865 1867 Belton Women’s Commonwealth, the first women’s movement in Central Texas, is formed by Martha McWhirter. The group provides shelter to women in abusive relationships. 1870, March 30 - TheUnited States Congressreadmits Texas into the Union 1865-1877Reconstructionin the county is so troubled that Federal troops are quartered in Belton. Corruption, lawlessness and racial divides are rampant. Bell County has a local version of the KKK. 1875Miriam A. Ferguson, first woman Governor of Texas, is born in Bell County. 1881Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, the first railroad to be built in Bell County, establishesTempleas its headquarters. 1884 Current Bell County Courthouse is built. Renaissance Revival design is by architect Jasper N. Preston and Sons. 1905 The Belton and Temple Interurban electric railway is constructed, 1920’sKu Klux Klanrevived in Bell County. 1925 Miriam A. Ferguson is inaugurated as Governor. 1926Temple Collegeopens. 1933 Miriam A. Ferguson is inaugurated for her second, but non-consecutive, term as Governor. 1942Fort Hoodopens as a military training base. 1956 Killeen school board votes to integrate local high school. 1965 Central Texas College founded inKilleen. 1980 Killeen is the largest city in Bell County. 1991, October 16 -Luby's massacre- George Jo Hennard Jr. kills 23 people, wounds 20 others, kills himself. It's the largest mass murder in the United States up to that time. Hennard shouted 'This is what Bell County did to me! This is payback day!' during the event. 1995 As a result of the Luby’s massacre, GovernorGeorge W. Bushsigns new law requiring a permit for concealed weapons. 2009, November 5 -Fort Hood shooting– Army MajorNidal Malik Hasankills 13 people, wounds 30. Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,088 square miles (2,817.9 km2), of which 1,060 square miles (2,745.4 km2) is land and 28 square miles (72.5 km2) (2.59%) is water. Major highways Interstate 35 U.S. Highway 190 State Highway 36 State Highway 53 State Highway 95 State Highway 195 Adjacent counties McLennan County(north) Falls County(northeast) Milam County(southeast) Williamson County(south) Burnet County(southwest) Lampasas County(west) Coryell County(northwest) Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 237,974 people, 85,507 households, and 61,992 families residing in the county. The population density was 225 people per square mile (87/km²). There were 92,782 housing units at an average density of 88 per square mile (34/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 63.41% White, 20.43% Black or African American, 0.72% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 8.54% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. 16.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 13.3% were of German, 9.7% American, 6.7% Irish and 5.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000.There were 85,507 households out of which 40.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 13.40% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 17.00% from 45 to 64, and 8.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.The median income for a household in the county was $36,872, and the median income for a family was $41,455. Males had a median income of $28,031 versus $22,364 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,219. About 9.70% of families and 12.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over. Education Bell County is served by several school districts:Academy Independent School District Bartlett Independent School District(partial) Belton Independent School District Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District(partial) Copperas Cove Independent School District(partial) Florence Independent School District(partial) Gatesville Independent School District(partial) Holland Independent School District(partial) Killeen Independent School District(partial) Lampasas Independent School District(partial) Moody Independent School District(partial) Rogers Independent School District(partial) Rosebud-Lott Independent School District(partial) Temple Independent School District Troy Independent School District Salado Independent School District
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