The result of a bench warrant and an arrest warrant is the same because both will result in your arrest and incarceration. The reason each is issued, though, is different. An arrest warrant is issued upon a sworn complaint or sworn testimony before a judge establishes probable cause exists to believe the suspect committed the crime in question. A judge issues a bench warrant for the failure to appear in court. The judge will direct law enforcement officers to arrest you so that you can answer as to why you did not appear in court as requested. If you find that you have an outstanding warrant, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Below are resources for conducting warrant searches in Wagoner County.
There are several sources for searching arrest records and outstanding warrants in Wagoner County. The Clerk of Court for Wagoner County is charged with keeping court records, assisting with case searches, searching for arrest warrants, and getting copies of court documents. The court staff is not permitted to give you legal advice about arrest warrants or open cases. Because the Sheriff’s office serves active warrants, you should also call the administration department for the Sheriff’s office to ask about obtaining arrest records and a list of active warrants. The Sheriff’s Department may also be able to provide you with a current list of the most wanted fugitives in Wagoner County.
To continue your warrant search, check the Most Wanted List with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. You can also search its list of fugitives to see if someone has an arrest warrant pending. Make sure to also look at the list of escapes on the DOC website.
Wagoner County, OK crime rates
There were almost 11,000 crimes committed in Wagoner County from 1999 through 2008. Of the crimes reported, one-half of those crimes occurred less than one mile from the victim’s home. During that time, crime rates increased in Wagoner County by almost eighty percent, and violent crimes increased by almost ninety percent. Even though the rate of violent crimes increased more, most crimes reported were theft or burglary-related.