An arrest is complete when an officer deprives you of your freedom. The act of taking you to jail and incarcerating you is referred to as booking. This begins your journey through the criminal process system. The next step is for you to be arraigned. You will appear before a judge where he will decide if you should be afforded the opportunity to post bond and get out of jail or if you must stay in jail until a further hearing. Therefore, if you suspect that you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you may want to conduct a warrant search and immediately contact an attorney.
If you want to perform a warrant search in Garfield County, begin by searching for active court cases through the Oklahoma State Courts Network. Most criminal cases begin with an arrest warrant. Through this system, you can search for court cases in the District Court for Garfield County. You can also search for criminal cases that have been referred to the Criminal Appellate Court.
If you want copies of court documents, you should visit the Clerk’s office. It is located in the Garfield County District Court Building at 114 W. Broadway Avenue, Enid, OK 737101 (telephone: 580-237-0232). The Clerk keeps records for all criminal cases heard before the court, including arrest warrants.
To get additional details about outstanding warrants or arrest records, you must contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. This office is responsible for serving arrest warrants. To get information about a specific arrest warrant, contact the office at 114 West Broadway, Enid, OK 73701 (telephone: 580-237-0244). You will not get information about an arrest warrant by telephone because of privacy issues and security reasons. Still, you will need to visit the Sheriff’s Office to obtain information about active warrants.
You may also want to check the Oklahoma DOC for a list of the State’s Most Wanted Fugitives. The website has useful information about fugitives and escapes within the state.
Garfield County, OK crime stats
From 1999 to 2008, there were approximately 28,000 crimes reported in Garfield County. Of those crimes, only eight percent were violent. Overall, crime rates in Garfield County dropped during that period by about sixteen percent, with violent crimes dropping by almost twenty percent.