Meriwether County, GA Arrest Records and Warrants
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An active arrest warrant issued in Meriwether County, GA confers very specific rights on peace officers. For one, with such a detention order with them, the police can arrest the accused at any time of the night or day. Also, officers can barge into the home of the suspect or his office or even a privately or public held property to effect the arrest.
If any property owned by a third party is damaged in the process, the state entertains claims for such occurrences. Once the individual in question is arrested, he/she cannot be detained indefinitely. However, the sheriff's department does get enough to thoroughly investigate the crime and put the accused through several rounds of questioning. While answering, the alleged criminal can demand to have his lawyer present.
The police are obligated to present the arrested individual before the court at the earliest after he has been taken into custody. In most cases, the accused is taken for an arraignment hearing within 24 to 48 hours after being taken into custody. After the suspect is apprehended, the hard copy of the active warrant is sent to the issuing tribunal of Meriwether County, GA.
However, the police do retain arrest records pertaining to the case along with information on all outstanding warrants from Meriwether, Georgia . So, when initiating a warrant search, you can start either with the judiciary or the local law enforcement agency.
To contact the sheriff's office of Meriwether County, GA for a warrant search, go to 17400 Roosevelt Hwy, Greenville, Georgia 30222. The sheriff website also has a most wanted page at http://www.meriwethercountysheriff.org/wanted.php. On the other hand, for a judicial route to this very information, you will have to approach the office of the magistrate at 100 Court Square, Greenville, GA 30222.
There is also another government agency that retains information on arrest warrants. The office of the county clerk is responsible for maintaining records of trial proceedings known as court dockets. You can browse through a database of these records by visiting the clerk of court's department at the county court house or contact them through mail at PO Box 160, Greenville, Georgia 30222.
A scrutiny of the crime figures from Meriwether County, GA for the eight years between 2001 to 2008 reveals that there has been distinctive improvement in the overall crime numbers and those of violent criminal acts. Through this period, a little over 400 complaints were filed in the area annually as crime decreased by almost 15%.