How to Do a Franklin County Warrant Search

How to Do a Franklin County Warrant Search Easily?

If you are looking to see if you have any outstanding warrants in Franklin County in your name, you will typically have to check with the police department. To do this, you will likely have to use the online databases provided both by Franklin County as well as the national database to see if there are any federal warrants in your name.

You might see many free "warrant checkers" online, but you should use these tools very carefully. Most "warrant checkers" online will not divulge all of the information that you are looking for, and others may not use complete records or may even be missing some warrants altogether. Using "warrant checkers" can also be time-consuming as you have to enter the person's personal information to get any sort of results, including:

  • Full (first/last) name
  • Age
  • City/State/Area you wish to search for warrants in
  • Address(es) (places lived or currently living)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Relatives/People they are related to

These are just some of the pieces of information that you may need to provide to search for the right person. For example, if you are searching for "George Jones", you might find tens if not hundreds of results for a common name. Providing more information helps the search engine find exactly what you are looking for while doing a .

Why Would Someone Do a Warrant Search in Ohio?

There are a few reasons that someone might need to perform a . If you are looking into someone's past for various reasons, then you will need warrant information. Knowing if there are warrants out for someone is helpful to many people, including respecting a person's rights, such as the following:

Help Find a SuspectTo find someone who might be suspected of a crime. A warrant helps the police ensure that they are catching the right person, and not violating someone's constitutional rights by trying to arrest or apprehend someone innocent.
Staying Within the Limits of the ConstitutionIf you don't have a warrant out to investigate or arrest an individual, then you have violated their constitutional rights. Individuals have a right to be free until they are proven guilty by a jury of their peers. If a police officer investigates or arrests someone without a warrant, then they have violated their duties.
Search Warrants vs Active WarrantsSearch warrants allow a police officer to search a person's personal property like their home or car for more information about a crime that person is believed to have committed. For example, a police officer might look for weapons or drugs in their home or car to see if the person has any of the mentioned items in their possession. An arrest warrant allows the police to arrest a person for a certain crime they committed. Whether these crimes are unpaid tickets or a DUI or a hit-and-run the person committed in the past.

These are some of the reasons that someone might be interested in knowing if there is a warrant out for someone. If they pursue the search for property or arrest of someone without a warrant, then the consequences may result in termination for a police officer or someone in the legal field.

How to Check for Warrants on Your Own in Ohio

If you are looking to check on your own to see if there are warrants out for a specific individual, then you will have to pursue several different options on your own to find this information. Oftentimes, you will have to search in multiple places to find a complete list of warrants that might be out for a particular individual. Finding this information can be time-consuming, and sometimes downright aggravating and frustrating for the person who is attempting to do the search.

Some of the steps that you might have to take in order to find your own information on an individual would include the following:

  1. You will need to complete searches for both the Franklin County level as well as the entire state of Ohio and/or national level to find all of the warrants issued against someone, which means that you will have to search more than one database to find a complete set of information.
  2. Traffic violations and warrants are usually found separately on the Department of Transportation website (sometimes you may have to search by state for more specific information).
  3. If you want to confirm this information, you will need to contact the police station or sheriff's office in your specific town, city, or county to confirm that the information you found is accurate. Sometimes more information needs to be uploaded or details changed. Outstanding warrants also may not be included in the searches you did. Many more populous areas have a hotline number you can call to find this information, often through an automated system.
  4. If you need to find out further information on arrest warrants that have been issued for you or someone in your care, you will often need to contact the police department over the phone or in-person to get more information.

Taking all of these steps for each individual that you are looking up information for is not only tiring but cumbersome and annoying as well. Many people quickly become frustrated with the process and feel as though they are simply wasting their time trying to find the information that they need.

DoNotPay Can Help Solve Your Problem in Four Simple Steps

DoNotPay can help make the entire process much easier when you are looking for warrant information on an individual. All you have to do is provide us with a bit of basic info, and we will do the rest. Follow these four easy steps to get started:

  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.

Follow these four simple steps and let DoNotPay do the rest. We will send the information that we collect to you within 48 hours so that you can save the time and frustration of doing it all yourself.

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