How to Run a Georgia Warrant Search

How to Quickly Run a Georgia Warrant Search

If you, a loved one, or a friend are considering filing for a loan, applying for a job, or renting a new home or apartment, having an outstanding warrant can cause a host of problems. In Georgia, there are three main types of warrants – a search warrant, arrest warrant, or bench warrant.

While a search warrant can expire, a bench or arrest warrant remains active until the person is found or passes away. Conducting a is simple through DoNotPay while providing peace of mind.

Reasons Someone May Have a Warrant

Any warrant must be issued by a judge. A search warrant is issued to law enforcement when they provide enough information to show probable cause of a crime. An arrest warrant is issued if law enforcement can provide enough evidence that an individual likely committed a crime.

A bench warrant is a bit different. It is issued by a judge when an individual misses a court appearance, for misdemeanor crimes, or if one owes multiple penalties due to delinquent traffic citations. A bench warrant does not always lead to the police appearing at someone's door to arrest them.

The defendant's name will go into Georgia's computer system for law enforcement personnel. If the individual is pulled over for a traffic stop or involved in an accident, he or she will likely be taken into custody and could be put in jail.

You can avoid that by easily checking for any type of warrant with a search through DoNotPay. Once you know, you can work on taking care of that warrant.

Why Would You Want to Run a Warrant Search in Georgia?

There are many reasons for running a warrant search. For example:

For Yourself to See if You Have a WarrantIf you are concerned you may have a warrant, you likely have a reason for that possibility. If you have concerns about a bench warrant you can alleviate your concerns or confirm them by running a warrant search. Either way, it is good to know.
Checking on a Warrant for a Friend or Family MemberSome people are too frightened to check whether there is a warrant for them and understandably so. You may want to do a favor for a loved one or friend by running a for them.
Conducting a Background CheckWhether you are considering hiring someone or renting property to them, one thing you may want to do is run a criminal background check. Running a warrant search is a way to add to your background check.

You Can do a Georgia Warrant Search on Your Own

You can always try to track down a warrant on your own but doing so can be complicated and time-consuming. Whether you try to track down a warrant by phone or in person, you would need to:

  1. Locate the contact information for the police or sheriff’s department in the jurisdiction of a possible warrant. That could be a city or county. For example, for Fulton County, you would contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, 185 Central Ave S.W., 9th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303. The phone number is 404-612-5100.
  2. Then, locate the department that reviews warrants.
  3. You may have to wait in line to be seen.
  4. Provide information regarding the person who you are researching including their name, address, date of birth, etc. and explain, or file a form explaining, that you want to see if there is an active warrant for the person.
  5. Wait for the warrant search to be run which could quite take a while if the office is busy.

Note that just because one law enforcement office does not find a warrant on record does not mean there isn't a warrant in a neighboring city or county. Each department maintains its own records, requiring you to manually do a warrant search in each.

Additionally, if you go down to a law enforcement office to see if you may have an existing warrant, and you do, you could be immediately taken into custody.

There is an easier way.

Finding an Active Georgia Warrant through DoNotPay

By using DoNotPay, you can run a Georgia warrant search in four 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.

You Can Use DoNotPay to Check for a Warrant Just About Anywhere in the U.S.

Our warrant search abilities are not limited to Georgia. You can run a warrant search in many states, counties, and places across the country. Some examples include:

And you can run any of these warrant searches all from the privacy and comfort of your own home.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

Initially designed to help you with minor legal problems such as filing a claim in small claims court, DoNotPay can help you run other types of searches and more, such as:

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