An online arrest warrants search is not available in McLeod County, MN. If you think an arrest warrant may have resulted from a police investigation or a missed court date, you should call the sheriff’s department at 888-440-3134. They will also be the best equipped to give you instructions on turning yourself in to satisfy an active warrant. If you are told that you have an outstanding warrant, you will want to maintain control of the situation, avoid public arrest, and possibly avoid pre-trial jail time, all benefits of turning yourself in. Choosing the alternative leaves, you open to arrests anywhere in McLeod County for minor warrants. If you have a felony warrant, every police officer in America can arrest you because felony warrants are valid nationwide.
If you turn yourself in, court personnel may try to fit you on the court docket the same day. If you are arrested on a warrant, you may spend some time in the county jail. In McLeod County, Minnesota, the list of inmates currently in custody is published on their website and updated several times a day. Arrest records are also available publicly, so future and current employers may become aware of your arrest. Once you have initiated the warrant search and found out that there is an active warrant for you in McLeod County, you can choose to save the headache of being picked up by the police and turn yourself in.
An outstanding warrant does not indicate your guilt. The only presumption that accompanies a warrant is that a reasonable person sees enough evidence to charge you with the crime. This standard is called probable cause, and it must be present for the arrest warrant to be valid.
The total reported crime rate steadily increased nearly 40% during the interval between 1999 and 2008. Crimes considered violent also increased during that period by over 25%. Fortunately, violent crimes only account for about 6% of the total crimes in McLeod County.