Nevada Warrants and Arrest Records Search
Nevada Arrest Records and Warrant Search
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What are arrest records and arrest warrants?
Arrest warrants in Nevada are court orders that are issued by local criminal
tribunals of the State. These directives authorize law enforcement officials to
detain a person and present him before the judiciary to answer for his criminal
misdeeds. Depending on the matter presented before the court and the specific
circumstances of the case, the sitting magistrate may issue a bench warrant, an
order for detention in a misdemeanor or an active warrant against a person
accused of a felony.
Of these three, Nevada active warrants which are issued in case of serious
felonies do not have any restrictions of time or geography applied to them. This
means that such judicial orders can be served at any time regardless of how old
they are and in any part of the country. While arrest warrants are frequently
sought in criminal matters, the police are authorized to take a person into
custody even without such a court order.
This is usually done when the offender is caught while he is in the act of
committing the crime or is escaping from the scene of incident after having
committed. A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Nevada allows peace officers
to make warrant-less arrests even in case of DUIs.
The types of arrest warrants issued in Nevada will vary depending on the
criminal category that the accused is being charged off and case specifics. The
most common detention instruments used by the tribunals of Nevada include:
- Bench warrants: These arrest orders are issued when a defendant fails to
appear in court as ordered.
- Outstanding warrant: This term refers to an arrest order that has been
held back in the police database because it could not be served for any odd
- Local control warrant: These detention decrees are issued against people
who are to be held in local custody.
- National search warrant: These arrest orders prevail within the state of
Nevada and outside. They are issued under the provisions of the United States
The term arrest records applies to all crime history related information
held by Nevada State police. This data is easily accessible to law enforcement
and licensing agencies from within the state and outside. In fact, such an
inquiry brings about a full disclosure of records. Apart from government
departments, private contractors that provide care and treatment to children,
mentally unstable individuals and seniors are also allowed to request full
From a public point of view, Nevada arrest records include the results of a
warrant search initiated through the Open Records Unit of the NSP. This is a
name based search and it brings back details on the arrest date, warrant issuing
authority, the agency that apprehended the offender, charges levied against him
and sentencing information.
How do I search for Nevada arrest records and arrest warrants?
Every division of Nevada State Police as well as the local county clerk's
office maintains its own database of arrest records and warrants. You can find a
list of the state's most wanted as well as information on the active warrants
by contacting the NSP through mail or fax
You could visit their office in person to request a warrant search. The Open
Records Section can be contacted at 3772 Portland Rd. NE Carson, NV-97303.
General inquiries are also entertained over the phone at 503-378-3070.
A list of the most wanted criminals in the county can usually be found on
the website of the local sheriff's department. Alternatively, you could check
out the Nevada Department of Corrections webpage at http://www.doc.nv.gov/
Nevada criminal statistics
Through the ten years that started in 1999 and ended in 2008, over 1630,000
crimes were reported in the state of Nevada. This data was collected on the
basis of the reports filed by all the sheriffs' departments in Nevada. On an
annual basis, nearly 160,000 crimes transpire in the various urban and rural
pockets of the state. A daily average can be worked out from this figure, and it
is quite alarming since one crime is reported in Nevada every 3 minutes.
Of the decade long crime average, sexual assault cases were the most
prolific incidents of violent crime with nearly 12,000 reports while murder
lagged behind with less than 1000 incidents. However, the crime category that
resulted in the maximum number of cases was theft with more than one million