Le Sueur County, MN, does not make their arrest warrants search available on their website. You have to call the sheriff’s department directly at (507) 357-4440 or (507) 357-4441. They can check for outstanding warrants in your name as well as discussing the options of turning yourself in on an active warrant. Failure to appear in court in Le Sueur County may result in a warrant for your arrest, suspension of your driver’s license, or referral of your debt to a collection agency. If Le Sueur County refers your unpaid fine or fee to a collection agency, an additional fee will be tacked on to what you already owe. Other arrest warrants might be for unpaid tickets, probation violations, or serious felonies. Felony warrants are valid nationwide so that arrests can occur anywhere in America. Some lesser warrants may only be valid within a 20-mile radius of the county where they are issued.
Arrest warrants in Le Sueur County must follow the same guidelines as every other county that the United States Constitution governs. The Constitution sets forth certain steps that law enforcement must follow to protect the rights of the accused. Until you are convicted of a crime, you are considered innocent, so our laws are supposed to treat you that way. An active warrant does not implicate guilt; it only means that the court has enough evidence to charge you. This standard is lower than the standard needed to convict you, which is “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Complete criminal histories are available only to the person for whom the history is requested, but arrest records and other court records are public records. They are available to the public, but the Le Sueur County website does not tell you exactly how to get them.
Crime data are available for the year 2002 until 2008. In this nine-year period, violent crime and crime as a whole doubled. This small Minnesota County experienced less than 10 violent crimes a year. Like most communities, theft is the most prevalent crime accounting for more than 75% of the cases reported.