There are several criminal instruments that are routinely used by the judiciary to bring people before the court like summons, bench warrants and arrest warrants. Of these, detention orders that are issued in case of serious misdemeanors and felonies never go out of effect.
This means that once issued an active arrest warrant stays in effect perpetually and can be used at anytime to take the person in whose the name the order was granted, into custody.
Given the sheer extent of authority that the directive confers on law enforcement officials, it is quintessential to know if a warrant is out in your name. The best source of information on arrest records is the Sherriff's Department of New Hanover County, North Carolina.
However, if you do have an outstanding warrant in your name, you will be arrested on the spot. So, it would be prudent to take the online route by filling the form on this web page. This will give you access to a privately maintained database of arrest records from across the state and the country.
If the subject of your inquiry is a personal or professional acquaintance, you can simply walk into the Sheriff's Office at 3950 Juvenile Center Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28429 with your proof of identification and specifics like the name, age, gender and race of the person in question. To gather relevant information about the precise warrant search procedure you can contact the Sherriff's Department over:
- Phone: 910-798-4200
- Fax: 910-798-4212
The County Clerk's office maintains court dockets, so they can also offer you information on warrants issued in New Hanover County, NC. For a warrant search, you can visit the courthouse located at 316 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401, call directly on 910- 772-6600 or reach the clerk or court on 910-341-1111.
New Hanover figures in the list of counties with the highest crime rates in the state of North Carolina., Every year almost 10,000 case reports are filed in the area and a crime occurs every hour of the day. In more than half of these instances, the victim is around his home or office when he/she is targeted.