How to Do a Onslow County Warrant Search In 5 Minutes

How to Perform an Onslow County Warrant Lookup Quickly

For a rural county on the edge of the ocean in Eastern North Carolina, a lot is going on in . It's home to Camp Lejeune, where 43,000 Marines are based, and numerous quaint little beach communities.

North Carolina's notoriety for being the "Graveyard of the Atlantic'' doesn't just refer to shipwrecks—Onslow County is the perfect spot for shenanigans large and small—and a hiding place for many outstanding warrants.

DoNotPay can show you how to search for outstanding warrants for yourself, a friend, or someone you suspect of wrongdoing—keep reading to learn how. Even if you're from Florida or Utah, you could easily get yourself in a spot of trouble in Onslow County.

What Are Warrants, Exactly?

In North Carolina, there are three types of warrants.

  • Arrest warrant
  • Bench warrant
  • Search warrant

All three give law enforcement the right to arrest you, and or search your property.

1. Arrest Warrant

A judge signs off on an arrest warrant when the police or other Onslow County or NC law enforcement have demonstrated that a person has committed, or intends to commit, a crime—they have proven probable cause. These are the types of warrants that send the County sheriff's deputies or the police out to find you and arrest you—any time, anywhere. For practical purposes, they can come to your home, place of work, or anywhere else they think they can find you.

2. Bench Warrant

Judges sign off on bench warrants for minor infractions like forgetting to show up for a court date or neglecting to pay a court fine. These are the sneaky warrants since they just sit there in the County court records—nobody notifies you that there's an outstanding warrant. The assumption is that at some point you'll get pulled over for a speeding ticket, and they'll pop you with the warrant right then.

3. Search Warrant

Sometimes, law enforcement believes they need to search your property to prove probable cause that a crime happened. A judge issues a search warrant that allows the police or Onslow sheriff's deputies to conduct this search. Search warrants are different in that there is a specified limit on the time the warrant is valid—unlike arrest and bench warrants, which don't expire. If the police find the evidence, they will return with an arrest warrant.

The Rules Are Different at Camp Lejeune

If you're in the military and live on base or in military housing, the rules are different. Your commander has the right to "inspect" barracks, dorms, or housing as part of a routine, but if something criminal is discovered, during these inspections, the matter is turned over to the Military Police. The Fourth Amendment still applies to military personnel, so you maintain your rights against unreasonable search and seizure.

Why You Need to Know About Outstanding Warrants

You're probably thinking that if you've blown off a court date there's no reason for concern. Maybe. But is it worth the risk of getting pulled over, and discovering out you're wanted when you've got a carload of kids screaming for Chick-Fil-A?

Here are more reasons you should :

  • Criminal background checks—potential employers run credit and background checks. Enough said.
  • You will still be tried on the first offense, which could influence the prosecutor's decision on a speeding ticket.
  • Law enforcement can serve the warrant anywhere. That could be a huge embarrassment.

How to Find Onslow County Warrants

Jacksonville, the Onslow County seat, may be a small town far removed from Raleigh, not to mention other states, like Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. But if you've spent time in the county, you'll need to check for outstanding warrants. The internet makes it easy if you live out of town, or you can go over to the County courthouse if you're local.

North Carolina Court Records OnlineCourt Reference

and NCArrestrecords

Onslow County Sheriff's Department Phone Number910-455-3113
Onslow County Magistrate's Office

Phone Number

Mailing AddressOnslow County Sheriff's Department

717 Court St

Jacksonville, NC, 28540

In-PersonAsk any law enforcement officer to radio in about your warrant status.

Of course, if you suspect there is a warrant out for your arrest, you may not wish to speak with law enforcement. They can arrest you on the spot, even if you’re unprepared.

Is There a Better Way to Look for Onslow County Warrants?

Yes, DoNotPay can search for on your behalf. There are several reasons this is a good idea, ranging from the fact that our searches are anonymous to the fact that it may not work for your schedule to call or visit the Courthouse in Jacksonville. The best reason to use DoNotPay is that it's simple and easy.

How to Search Using DoNotPay

  1. First, 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.

And you’re done! See how easy it is to perform an Onslow County warrant lookup without the hassle? And that’s only one little task DoNotPay can handle for you.

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