Elbert County, GA Warrants and Arrest Records

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An active arrest warrant from Elbert County, GA is a judicial detention order issued against a person who is accused of committing a felony or a serious misdemeanor. While arrest warrants are issued by the sitting magistrate of a local criminal court, upon release, they are handed over to the police for execution.

The law enforcement agency also plays a role in the issue of these detention orders. The process starts with the submission of an affidavit in court which offers the judge an explanation on why a person is being held responsible for a crime and the cause that has led the police to believe that the occurrence in question was a crime to begin with.

Once the sitting judge is convinced of this, a warrant is issued which has the name of the accused on it along with the crime that he/she is being suspected of committing and the signature of the magistrate. The original petition for the warrant presented by the police is also attached with the arrest order. Both the police and the magistrate's court save up all information pertaining to such detention decrees.

In fact, if you approach the sheriff's department of Elbert County, GA for a warrant search, they will be happy to provide in depth details on the arrest records and outstanding warrants in the name of your subject. To get in touch with these justice agencies show yourself to:

  • The office of the sheriff: 47 Forest Ave, Elberton, Georgia 30635
  • The office of the magistrate: 24 S Oliver St, Elberton, GA 30635

Another county division that maintains records of criminal history is the office of the clerk of court. Charged with the preparation and maintenance of court dockets, the county clerk of Elbert, Georgia and his team not only record the happenings of the criminal courts but also the civil tribunals. To get in touch with this agency, head to 12 South Oliver Street, Elberton, Georgia 30635.

Despite a 3% drop in the number of violent criminal incidents, Elbert County still witnessed well over 350 crimes each year from 2001 through 2008.In this period, the most alarming growth was seen in 2002 and 2003 when the rate of violent crime breached the mark of 160 annual incidents, an increase of more than 100% from the figures of the preceding and proceeding years.

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