Sarasota County Arrest Records and Warrant Search
A Sarasota County arrest warrant gives law enforcement agencies the prerogative to incarcerate a person assumed to be a perpetrator of a crime. A judge must sign the warrant to make it active. It should be noted that signing a warrant is not something done automatically upon police demand. Only after a probable cause is illustrated, will a judge give his consent to detain a person. If the police fail to locate and apprehend the suspect, the warrant is regarded as an outstanding warrant. Sarasota County outstanding warrants still authorize the police to make an arrest at any place and at any point in time within the territory of the State of Florida.
How can you tell if someone you know is wanted by the police?
Florida Crime information Center has a warrant search tool where you can find Florida's wanted persons. This information arrives from law enforcement agencies all across the state. But if you wish to narrow your check and focus on a Sarasota County warrant search alone, you should turn to the county's sheriff office. Their website contains a search page that will help you find active warrants issued in the county. As their disclaimer states, the information shown by the online search might not be accurate. If you want the data to be fully conclusive, you should consider going to the sheriff office (their downtown office is located at 2071 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237. Their south office can be found at 4531 State Road 776. Venice, FL 34293). However, caution is advised – if it is your name which is written on a warrant, you will be taken into custody. So make sure you are accompanied by an attorney.
Performing an arrest search
The sheriff website will also come to your aid regarding a Sarasota County arrest records search. They have a tab on their website called 'Arrests & Inmates' which will take you to a search page were you can find arrest information based on arrest date, detainee's name or a case number. If you are interested in an inmate search, go to the website operated by Florida Department of Corrections and use their online search option. Finally, you can also decide to use the search form on top of this page. It will instantly show you a person's criminal history (including arrest records and warrants). The search process is completely confidential (the person on whom you run a search will have no way of knowing he is being searched).
Obtaining Sarasota County public records
Like most FL counties, the clerk of courts is the best place to find public records related to Sarasota County. Use their online service to see criminal cases and obtain court records. This information on past convictions will help uncover a person's criminal history.
Updated Crime Statistics
2013 was a good year for the residents of Sarasota County. Compared to 2012, there was a 1% decrease in the number of arrests and more than 9% decrease in violent rate. Nevertheless 2013 statistics still reveal worrisome crime figures that include 1,121 violent crimes (7 murders, 107 sex offenses, more than 260 robberies and a whopping number of 746 aggravated assaults).