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Worcester County Massachusetts Warrant Search

In order to search for active arrest warrants in Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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: 
Worcester County, Massachusetts Worcester County is a non-governmental county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The largest city and traditional county seat is the city of Worcester. The population was 750,963 at the 2000 census.Its main city is Worcester itself. Law and government Worcester County exists today only as a historical geographic region. It has had no county government since July 1, 1998, when all former county functions were assumed by other governmental agencies. Former county functions included: Roads, Court system, Prosecutor, Correctional facilities, County Hospital, Sheriff's office, and County Commissioners. There are vestiges of the old system: for example, county sheriffs are still elected, but are under the state Executive Office of Public Safety. Also, the office of district attorney is effectively a county-wide position even though the district includes one town from a neighboring county. There is not, however, a county council or a board of county commissioners. Communities are now granted the right to form their own regional compacts for sharing services. The geographic area of Worcester County is covered by two regional planning commissions: Central Massachusetts (centered on the city of Worcester) and Montachusett (centered on the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster.) Worcester Regional functions also exist for disaster response, chamber of commerce, agriculture extension, regional transit, tourism and convention services, and other services. Some consideration is currently underway for regional efforts at organizing public health services with the Worcester City Public Health Department.Massachusetts, by law, and mainly due to indebtedness, began to allow county governments to dissolve (or change form), beginning around 1997, mostly aimed at saving costs. Contiguous municipalities in southern New England made county governments less essential in this densely populated region. Connecticut and Rhode Island for example, also no longer have County governments. The law in Massachusetts still allows for communities to form regional compacts and governmental entities, and allowed a number of counties to continue. Traditional and modern County and regional governments still exist in Southeastern Massachusetts. Barnstable County, Massachusetts, which is Cape Cod, functions as a modern regional government and fulfills a number of regional services. Norfolk County which adjoins Worcester County, continues to have a functional county government. In 2010, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, finally paid off the debts of the former county governments which it had to absorb since 1999.When the government of Worcester County was established on April 2, 1731, Worcester was chosen as its shire town (later known as a county seat). From that date until the dissolution of the county government, it was the only county seat. Because of the size of the county, there were fifteen attempts over 140 years to split the county into two counties, but without success. Initially, Lancaster was proposed as the seat of the northern county; later, Petersham was proposed once and Fitchburg was proposed repeatedly, most recently in 1903. Perhaps as a concession, in August 1884, the Worcester County Registry of Deeds was split into two, with the Worcester Northern registry placed in Fitchburg. Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,579 square miles (4,090 km²), of which, 1,513 square miles (3,919 km²) of it is land and 66 square miles (171 km²) of it (4.18%) is water. The county constitutes Central Massachusetts, separating Western Massachusetts on one side from Eastern Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area on the other side. It stretches from the northern to the southern border of the state. The geographic center of Massachusetts is in Rutland.Worcester County is one of two Massachusetts counties that borders three different neighboring states; the other being Berkshire County. They are also the only two counties to touch both the northern and southern state lines. Adjacent counties Cheshire County, New Hampshire- north Hillsborough County, New Hampshire- north/northeast Middlesex County, Massachusetts- east/northeast Norfolk County, Massachusetts- east/southeast Providence County, Rhode Island- south/southeast Windham County, Connecticut- south Tolland County, Connecticut- south/southwest Hampden County, Massachusetts- west/southwest Hampshire County, Massachusetts- west Franklin County, Massachusetts- west/northwest National protected area Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge (part) Demographics In 1990 Worcester County had a population of 709,705.As of the census of 2000, there were 750,963 people, 283,927 households, and 192,502 families residing in the county. The population density was 496 people per square mile (192/km²). There were 298,159 housing units at an average density of 197 per square mile (76/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.61% White, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 6.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.9% were of Irish, 12.3% Italian, 11.7% French, 8.0% French Canadian, 8.0% English, 5.6% Polish and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 85.1% spoke English, 6.1% Spanish and 1.9% French as their first language.There were 283,927 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.The median income for a household in the county was $47,874, and the median income for a family was $58,394. Males had a median income of $42,261 versus $30,516 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,983. About 6.80% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over. Cities, towns, and villages* AshburnhamSouth Ashburnham(a village of Ashburnham) Athol AuburnStoneville(a village of Auburn) Barre Berlin Blackstone Bolton BoylstonMorningdale(a village of Boylston) Brookfield Charlton Clinton DouglasEast Douglas(a village of Douglas) Dudley East Brookfield Fitchburg Gardner GraftonFarnumsville(a village of Grafton, also called South Grafton) Fisherville(a village of Grafton) North Grafton(a part of Grafton) Saundersville(a village of Grafton) HardwickGilbertville(a village of Hardwick) Hardwick(a village of Hardwick) Old Furnace(a village of Hardwick) Wheelwright(a village of Hardwick) Harvard HoldenJefferson(a village of Holden) HopedaleSpindleville(a village of Hopedale) HubbardstonPitcherville(a village of Hubbardston) LancasterSouth Lancaster(a village of Lancaster) LeicesterLeicester Center(a village of Leicester) Cherry Valley(a village of Leicester) Rochdale(a village of Leicester) Leominster LunenburgWhalom(a village of Lunenburg) Mendon Milford MillburyEast Millbury(a village of Millbury) Millville New Braintree North Brookfield NorthboroughChapinville(a village of Northborough) NorthbridgeWhitinsville(a village of Northbridge) Rockdale(a village of Northbridge) Linwood(A village of Northbridge and of Uxbridge) Oakham Oxford Paxton Petersham Phillipston PrincetonEast Princeton(a village of Princeton) Royalston Rutland Shrewsbury SouthboroughCordaville(a village of Southborough) Southbridge Spencer Sterling SturbridgeFiskdale(a village of Sturbridge) SuttonWest Sutton(a village of Sutton) Manchuag(a village of Sutton) TempletonBaldwinville(part of Templeton) Otter River(a village of Templeton) UptonWest Upton(a village of Upton) UxbridgeNorth Uxbridge(A village of Uxbridge) Linwood(A village of Uxbridge and Northbridge) Ironstone(A village of Uxbridge, also known asSouth Uxbridge) Wheelockville(A village of Uxbridge) Warren Webster West BoylstonOakdale(a village of West Boylston) West Brookfield Westborough Westminster Winchendon Worcester, county seat * Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.
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