In Appling County, Georgia, arrest warrants related information is maintained in various formats by several state agencies. So, if the idea of taking a trip down to the precinct does not appeal to you or is simply unfeasible because you have an active warrant in your name, there are other options available.
Remember that most state agencies will require you to come down to their office in person for a warrant search. Since you cannot do this without risking arrest, the best approach would be to get a friend or relative or even your attorney to conduct the inquiry for you. Of course, this will have to be done discreetly as abetting a felon is also a crime punishable with a prison term.
The three state departments that can be contacted for information on outstanding warrants include:
- The office of the magistrate: 69 Tippins Street, Suite 103, Baxley, GA 31513
- The office of the sheriff: 560 Barnes Street, Suite B, Baxley, Georgia 31513
- The office of the county clerk: PO Box 269, Baxley, Georgia 31513
Apart from this, information pertaining to arrest records from Appling is also provided online by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at www.felonsearch.ga.gov. Online records are also available through the sheriff's department at http://www.applingcountysheriffsoffice.com/INDEX.htmland a most wanted list is provided at http://www.applingcountysheriffsoffice.com/WANTED.html.
However, once again, you will be furnishing not only your name but also your contact information to the justice agency by using your credit card to pay the applicable search fee. This can get you in trouble depending on the seriousness of the crime in which the outstanding warrant against you was released.
If official sources are simply not an option, fret not. You can always use the services of a private database agency. Filling the form above will get you access to third party repository of arrest records.
The county receives a little over 300 criminal complaints every year. Of these, just about 8% are violent in nature. While crime figures for Appling, GA are only available for the years 2002 and 2008, they do show a marked downtrend and decrease of almost 70% in the rates of overall and violent crime.