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Plymouth County Massachusetts Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Plymouth County Massachusetts , 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 Plymouth County Massachusetts

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 Plymouth County Massachusetts, 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: 
Plymouth County, Massachusetts Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of 2000, the population was 472,822. Its county seats are Plymouth and Brockton. In 1685 the County was created by the Plymouth General Court, the legislature of Plymouth Colony, predating its annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,093 square miles (2,832 km²), of which 661 square miles (1,712 km²) is land and 433 square miles (1,120 km²) (39.56%) is water. Adjacent counties Norfolk County, Massachusetts- north Barnstable County, Massachusetts- southeast Bristol County, Massachusetts- west The towns of Hingham and Hull in Plymouth County extend north of Norfolk County and face onto Massachusetts Bay, sharing a northern water boundary with Suffolk County. National National <a href='/wiki/Protected_area' title='Protected area'>protected areaNational <a href='/wiki/Protected_area' title='Protected area'>protected area</a> Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area(part) Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 472,822 people, 168,361 households, and 122,398 families residing in the county. The population density was 716 people per square mile (276/km²). There were 181,524 housing units at an average density of 275 per square mile (106/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.70% White, 4.56% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 2.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.0% were of Irish, 12.8% Italian, 10.6% English and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.1% spoke English, 2.5% Spanish, 2.3% Portuguese, 1.5% French Creole and 1.0% French as their first language.There were 168,361 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23.In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.The median income for a household in the county was $55,615, and the median income for a family was $65,554 (these figures had risen to $70,335 and $82,560 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $45,535 versus $31,389 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,789. About 4.90% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.The leading ancestry group in Plymouth County is Irish, with 31%. Plymouth County, along with Norfolk County, Massachusetts, claims the highest percentage of people with Irish ancestry in the United States. Government The executive authority of the County government is vested in the County Commissioners. The current Commissioners are John Patrick Riordan, Jr. (D- Marshfield), Timothy J. McMullen (D- Pembroke), and Anthony O'Brien (D- Whitman). Register of Deeds John R. Buckley, Jr. (D- Brockton), County Treasurer Thomas J. O'Brien (D- Kingston) and Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald (R- Kingston), also serve as elected officials of the county of Plymouth. County seal The seal was adopted by the Plymouth County Commissioners on March 31, 1931 under the authority of the General Laws, Chapter 34, Section 14, and was designed by Frederic T. Bailey of North Scituate who was, at that time and for many years, Chairman of the county commissioners. Cities, towns, and villages* Abington Bridgewater Brockton Carver DuxburyCedar Crest(a village of Duxbury) South Duxbury(a village of Duxbury) East BridgewaterElmwood(a village of East Bridgewater) Halifax Hanover HansonMonponsett(a village of Hanson) HinghamAccord(a village of Hingham) Hull Kingston LakevilleNorth Lakeville(a village of Lakeville) MarionMarion Center(a village of Marion) MarshfieldBrant Rock(a village of Marshfield) Green Harbor(a village of Marshfield) Marshfield Hills(a village of Marshfield) Ocean Bluff(a village of Marshfield) MattapoisettMattapoisett Center(a village of Mattapoisett) MiddleboroughMiddleborough Center(a village of Middleborough) Nemasket Village(a village of Middleborough) Titicut Camp Village Green(a village of Middleborough) North Middleborough(a village of Middleborough) Rock Village(a village of Middleborough) South Middleborough(a village of Middleborough) Norwell PembrokeNorth Pembroke(a village of Pembroke) Bryantville(a village of Pembroke) PlymouthNorth Plymouth(a village of Plymouth) Manomet(a village of Plymouth) Cedarville(a village of Plymouth) Chiltonville(a village of Plymouth) West Plymouth(a village of Plymouth) South Plymouth(a village of Plymouth) Ellisville(a village of Plymouth) Saquish Neck(a village of Plymouth) White Island Shores(a village of Plymouth) Plymouth Center(a village of Plymouth) Plympton Rochester Rockland ScituateGreenbush(a village of Scituate) North Scituate(a village of Scituate) WarehamOnset(a village of Wareham) Wareham Center(a village of Wareham) West Wareham(a village of Wareham) Weweantic(a village of Wareham) West Bridgewater Whitman * Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Media For television, the city is served by the Boston and the Providence media markets; no television stations are located within the county.Radio stations located in Plymouth County include:The first radio broadcast in history was made in 1906, from the Brant Rock neighborhood in the town of Marshfield.The Brockton Enterprise is the only daily newspaper published in the county, although the Quincy Patriot Ledger has extensive coverage of the South Shore of Massachusetts generally and Plymouth County in particular.There are numerous weekly newspapers published in the county, including:Abington Mariner(web site) –Abington Bridgewater Independent-Bridgewater Carver Reporter-Carver Duxbury Clipper(web site) –Duxbury Duxbury Reporter(web site) –Duxbury Halifax-Plympton Reporter(web site) –Halifax Hanson Town Crier-Hanson The Hingham Journal(web site) –Hingham Kingston Reporter-Kingston Old Colony Memorial(web site) –Plymouth Pembroke Mariner &amp; Reporter(web site) –Pembroke Rockland Standard-Rockland Scituate Mariner(web site) –Scituate The Sentinel-MarionandRochester The Wanderer(web site) –Mattapoisett West Bridgewater Times-West Bridgewater Whitman Times-Whitman Many were operated by the Memorial Press Group, based in Plymouth, until the chain was sold to GateHouse Media in 2006. The flagship of the group was the Old Colony Memorial, the oldest continually published weekly newspaper in New England, first published in 1822.
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