If a Lincoln County, NC active arrest warrant has been issued against you; it will only be a matter of time before you are nabbed by the police and put into jail. In fact, once such an arrest decree is out in your name and it results in your arrest, the only way to get out of incarceration is by paying bail.
Unfortunately, depending on your crime history background, the seriousness of the act that you are being accused of, your risk level and how much effort the police had to put into catching you, bail may very well be denied.
Instead of letting the law catch you unawares, it would certainly help to be proactive and look for information on any outstanding warrants in your name, so they can be dealt with immediately.
The problem with arrest warrants in Lincoln County (as well as in other counties) is that upon release, they stay in the law enforcement database indefinitely. This simply means that even a really old arrest order of the kind can come to haunt you years after its release.
In Lincoln County, North Carolina you have several provisions to conduct a warrant search; however, none of these are online, so you will simply have to show up in person at a government agency to request information on arrest records and warrants. The state divisions to approach for the task include:
The judiciary: Two judicial departments maintain court dockets and records pertaining to active warrants and subsequent arrests; the magistrate's court that issues these detention decrees and the office of the county clerk that is charged with saving information on trial proceedings. To contact these agencies, go to.
- The magistrate's court: 115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092
- The office of the county clerk: One Court Square, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
Another option is to approach the office of the sheriff of Lincoln. This agency works out of 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092 and they will also be able to provide details on any bench warrants against the subject in question along with generic information like a most wanted list for the community which can be found at http://www.lincolnsheriff.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=....
A close look at the crime figures for the four year period between 2005 and 2008 shows that midway through this interval the rate of violent crime almost doubled. If the statistics for an eight year period starting in 2001 are compared, they show a massive rise of almost 70% in instances of violent and overall crime. At the time of writing this article, over 1000 complaints were being filed in Lincoln County, NC every year.