If you have a Lake County, Colorado arrest warrant out in your name issued in a felony, chances are that you will be arrested even if you do not live in this part of the country anymore. When a freshly issued arrest order known as an active arrest warrant is not used to make an arrest, it does not expire.
Far from it, the document is stored in a central database from where it can and is accessed by police officers. Even in case of the most trivial legal offenses like a traffic violation, the first thing a police officer will do after the driver’s license is handed over to him is run the name of the person through this database.
If any outstanding warrants are found against the person, depending on the nature of the crime, the individual will be arrested on the spot and may even be deported to the county where the warrant was issued.
The only way to deal with an active or outstanding warrant is to turn yourself in. This creates a modicum of trust in your person and the judiciary may go lightly on you when setting bail. It is imperative to understand that only arrest orders issued in felony charges stay perpetually in effect; warrants that are issued in misdemeanor cases will expire after a few weeks, depending on the state they were issued in.
Because most employers now choose to conduct a background check on their employees including a warrant search, it would be prudent to ascertain whether you have any pending arrest orders in your name before applying for a job. A definitive source of information for arrest records is of course the Lake County Sherriff’s Department.
They are situated on 2293 N Main St, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. While speaking to the records clerk over the phone by dialing 219-755-3400 is also option, you may not get the information when communicating over the phone. Remember that the law enforcement agency is forever on the lookout for individuals who have not been arrested despite a warrant out in their name.
Under the assumption that it may be a suspect trying to do a warrant search in his/her name, they only entertain such enquiries in person. So, take your photo ID along when visiting the Sherriff’s Office. If you do have a warrant issued against you; regardless of how old it is, you will be arrested.
In terms of the crime data in Lake County, things have deteriorated slightly in the ten years from 1999 to 2008. While the increase in the rate of overall crime has been small at just a bit over 10%, the fact that the county had one of the highest crime figures in the state to begin with is enough to get people worried.
Although most of the 200,000 plus crimes reported in Lake in the decade were robberies and thefts at a startling 140,000 incidents, felony figures, including those for murder with almost 1000 cases and rape with over 1200 instances, are also on the higher side.