Searching for arrest records in Habersham County, GA, begins with the Magistrate Court. The Magistrate Court has civil jurisdiction of claims less than $15,000. The criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrate Court includes pre-warrants and warrants. Pre-warrant hearings are used to determine if there is sufficient probable cause to issue a warrant for the arrest of the defendant. If probable cause exists, an arrest warrant may be issued.
The Magistrate’s Court is located at 226 Grant Street in the Courthouse Annex in Clarkesville, GA 30523. The telephone number is 706-839-0350.
When searching for court records in Habersham County, the best place to begin is the Clerk of Court’s office. The Clerk of Superior Court also serves as the Clerk of State Court in Habersham County. The Clerk’s office is charged with maintaining the records for court proceedings, including criminal court hearings. To search for records from criminal court proceedings, visit the Clerk’s office located in the County Courthouse at 555 Monroe Street in Clarkesville. The telephone number for the office is 706-839-0300.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Department previously had a list of the county’s most wanted on its website. You could see the county’s top suspects and the charges for each. You also used to be able to contact the Criminal Records Division to inquire about active warrants, outstanding warrants or other criminal records maintained by the Sheriff’s Office. If you want to know if an arrest warrant has been served and the person has been arrested, check the current inmate section of the Sheriff’s website for a list of individuals currently housed in the county jail.
The crime rate in Habersham County, when compared to other counties similar to Habersham, is pretty low. Between 2001 and 2008, there were only 4,288 crimes reported which averages to about one crime every 16 hours within the county. Of those crimes reported, only three of them were murder. The majority of crimes were related to theft.