Unlike bench warrants that come with an expiry date, if an arrest warrant is issued against you in Guilford County, it will only be a matter of time before you are taken into custody. It would also be a grave error to assume that a judicial arrest order will be ignored.
In fact, thousands of individuals are arrested each year when they are stopped for traffic violations and an outstanding warrant is found in their name.
Instead of putting yourself in such a dicey situation, it would be best to inquire about any active arrest warrants in your name. You can enlist the help of an attorney to conduct a warrant search and to deal with any pending arrest orders against you.
Even if you have never been involved in legal tangle, you should still conduct a personal background check as this information is frequently demanded by employers.
To look for details on any arrest warrants in your name, you should contact the Sheriff's Office of Guilford County, NC situated on 400 W Washington St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401. The phone number of the justice agency is 336641-3690 but they do not entertain request for arrest records over the phone.
If you are more interested in recently issued active arrest warrants that have not been served yet, take a look at the most wanted list on the Guilford County sheriff's site at http://www.guilfordcountysheriff.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=46&Itemid=225
Another alternative to conduct a warrant search is to visit the Court Clerk's Office at CH 201 South Eugene St Greensboro, NC 27401. For an appointment, you can call on 336- 412-7300.
Finally, it is also possible to look for arrest records online by searching through the third party database that can be accessed by filling the form given above.
The current crime rate of Guilford County is among the highest in North Carolina given the steady increase in criminal activity through the ten years starting in 1999. In 2008, the rate of crime had increased by almost 20% with almost 23,000 crime reports being filed every year.