Having an outstanding warrant should cause you sleepless nights because if you are pulled over for a traffic violation, or if your identification is checked for any reason, you will be arrested on the spot. Arrest warrants in Dougherty County, Georgia are issued by the Magistrate Court and served by the sheriff’s office. Arrest records are maintained by the Clerk of Court and can be searched through an online database.
Performing a Dougherty County warrant search is as simple as visiting the Clerk of Court’s website. Choose “Case Management” from the search menu to open up the court docket search page (you must accept the disclaimer and terms to continue). Click on “party name” to continue to the search screen where you can enter the person’s name and limit the search to criminal records (choose criminal for “search case type”).
If you have problems navigating the website to search for active or outstanding warrants, you may contact the Clerk of Court at 229-431-2198 during its normal business hours.
If you do a warrant search the on yourself and find an outstanding arrest warrant, do not ignore it as that will just make matters worse. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to find out how you should proceed. In the State of Georgia, if you are unable to afford an attorney to represent you in a criminal matter, such as defending an arrest warrant, the State must appoint a public defender to represent you. The Public Defendant’s office for Dougherty County’s can be reached at (229) 483-6240.
Together, theft and burglary equal over 50% of the total crimes committed in Dougherty County during the 10-year period from 1999 to 2008. The county actually saw a decrease in crime rates during this time by 1115% overall with violent crimes decreasing by 2738%.