How to Do an Allegheny County Warrant Search

How to Do an Allegheny County Warrant Search

Most people have received a ticket at some point in their life. Whether it's for an expired license, a parking violation, or a speeding ticket that you forgot to pay at some point. Did you know that you could have an outstanding warrant for your arrest for these minor infractions? In fact, based on warrant data supplied by 27 states, we know that there are over 1.2 million open arrest warrants for minor offenses.

DoNotPay can help you conduct an in your's or your loved one's name quickly and easily before a minor traffic offense can turn into jail time.

What is a Warrant?

A warrant is a legal court order from a judge authorizing law enforcement to arrest someone on the spot. There must be probable cause for a court to issue an arrest warrant. There are two types of warrants.

  • A bench warrant is one of the most common types of a warrant. These indicate that the court has a case against you and that you did not show up for the hearing or trial. If you miss your court date, you will very certainly be issued a "no bail" warrant, which means that no bond will be set for your release following arrest in order to guarantee that you appear in court.
  • An arrest warrant gives officers permission to arrest you on the spot due to criminal activity that they have evidence you were a part of. These warrants include bail amounts so that you don't have to wait in jail until your hearing.

Reasons to Do a Warrant Search in Allegheny County

If you've ever been issued a ticket by the courts and didn't attend the hearing, you will want to do a warrant search. If you have a bench warrant, the police won't come looking for you. However, if you are stopped for a traffic violation or the police run your information for some other reason, they can legally arrest you and take you to jail.

To avoid situations like this, it's better to be proactive than reactive. Doing a search will help you avoid sitting in a jail cell.

How to Conduct a Warrant Search in Allegheny County on Your Own

The Allegheny County Sheriff's Department website has a disclaimer at the top that reads, "If you believe you have a warrant, criminal or otherwise, you must show up in person at the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office does not give out warrant information over the phone."

If you have a warrant and simply want to check, according to the website, you need to physically go to the sheriff's office and check in person. Unfortunately, that also means that you could be arrested on the spot if you do have a warrant you are not aware of.

You could also visit the Unified Judicial System website and do a search online. You will need to create an account to search the site. As you can see, the process of searching for warrants can be cumbersome and frustrating.

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Contact Information

If you want to contact Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, you can contact them through the following:

Contact Information
AddressAllegheny County Clerk of Courts

436 Grant St, Courthouse 220

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

How to Do a Warrant Search Fast in Allegheny County With DoNotPay

DoNotPay is a fast, easy way to find out if you have any warrants. In just a few simple steps, you can find out quickly and easily.

How to Do a Warrant Search Quick Without Frustration in Allegheny County With DoNotPay

If you want to do an quickly but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Check for Warrants product on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to search for yourself or someone else, and answer a few questions to help us narrow down the search results, including current and previous addresses, age, the names of parents/relatives, and any known aliases.

  3. Select how you would like to receive the results in the case where we have to contact the police station on your behalf (by mail or email).

  4. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.

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DoNotPay can be used in any location in the US quickly and easily. Here are just a few examples of locations where DoNotPay works.

  1. Harris County
  2. Colorado
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  4. Oklahoma
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What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

A warrant search is one of many ways DoNotPay can help you. We can also help with:

Unfortunately, people whose only crime is forgetfulness can wind up behind bars because they forgot a court date. Find out if you or your loved one has a warrant before it's too late. DoNotPay can search warrants on your behalf in less than 5 minutes!

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