Arrest warrants act as the legal vehicle for law enforcement officers to make an arrest. However, an officer does not need an arrest warrant to arrest if the crime occurs within his presence. Most jurisdictions prefer that an officer swear out an arrest warrant unless taking the time to do so will result in harm to the public or the suspect getting away. You can search for arrest warrants in Hart County by contacting the local law enforcement agency or the courts.
You may begin your warrant search by contacting the Sheriff for Hart County to check for outstanding warrants. Outstanding warrants are simply warrants that have not been served yet. You will likely have to visit the office at 155 North Carolina Street in Hartwell, GA 30643 (phone: 706-376-3114) to get information. There you can request copies of arrest records for warrants that have already been served and request a criminal background history (there may be fees for these searches).
For a warrant search to be complete, you should also search the criminal cases filed with the county courts for any active warrants. You will need to search the court records for both the Superior Court and the Magistrate Court. The Superior Court is located at 185 West Franklin Street in the Courthouse Annex in Hartwell, GA 30643 (phone: 706-376-7189), and the Magistrate Court is located just a few doors down at 165 West Franklin Street. There should be no fee for searching public records for arrest warrants; however, you will be charged a fee for the copies if you want copies of court documents.
Hart County, GA crime data
Hart County had almost 2,300 crimes reported from 2001 through 2008. During that period, nearly 250 violent crimes were committed within the county. By far, theft and burglary are the most common crimes committed in Hart County. Between 1999 and 2008, crime rates in Hart County increased by almost one hundred percent.