In Carroll County, Georgia, the Magistrate Court issues criminal and civil warrants. It is possible for an individual to request that a warrant be issued against a criminal offender after a law enforcement agency has been notified about the offense. However, there are a few requirements that must be met. First, the individual applying for the warrant must be at least eighteen years old, and the alleged offender must be at least seventeen. The applicant must include an incident report from a law enforcement agency, as well as the address of the suspect. Finally, the incident must have occurred in Carroll County. When the warrant has been issued, it goes to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The Law Enforcement Division of the sheriff's office includes the Court Services Division, which carries out duties associated with the county courts, one of which is the delivery of warrants and the maintenance of arrest records. The officers of the Law Enforcement Division are the ones who serve the active warrants. An active warrant comes into force when a warrant has been issued, but the alleged offender has not yet been apprehended. An outstanding warrant, in contrast, is an active warrant that has gone for an extended period of time without being served.
In order to receive information about an arrest warrant, you can contact the sheriff's office at 770-830-5888, or visit their offices located at 1000 Newnan Road, Carollton, Georgia, 30116. For information about a warrant application, contact the Magistrate Court at 770-830-5874. The address is 166 Independence Drive, Carrollton, GA, 30117. The court is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The Carroll County sheriff's office also posts a list of Most Wanted offenders, found online at http://carrollsheriff.info/mostwanted.php. They have also a searchable sex offender registry, located at http://carrollsheriff.info/sexoffenderregistry.php.
Between 2008 and 2010, over 14,000 crimes took place in Carroll county. They fell into the categories of rape, assault, murder, larceny, robbery, burglary, and car theft. In 2008, more than 5,000 crimes occurred, but by in the next year the crime rate had declined to slightly over 4,500. That rate increased only very slightly in 2010. If the crime rate stays low or continues to decline, it will be an encouraging sign for Carroll County, Georgia.