People often live under the fallacy that a brush with the law that occurred a good decade ago must be long forgotten, and a warrant arising from such an event can no longer harm them. Unfortunately, they realize the folly of their assumptions only when men with badges and batons coming waving handcuffs in their face.
However, in most cases, there is no room for bargaining for the accused at this point. So, instead of putting yourself through this daunting experience, it would simply be prudent to check if there are any outstanding warrants out in your name.
Active arrest warrants issued in Crawford County, PA by the local criminal court never go out of effect. Yes, they stay active even after a decade and it is only a matter of a run in with the law and all these records will be thrown back in your face.
Misdemeanors charges are not considered as serious as felonies and hence may not result in a siege on your house but nevertheless you will get arrested if a trivial offense brings the existence of the warrant to the attention of a law enforcement officer.
On the other hand, for felony cases, an individual can be arrested and deported to the county which issued the warrant. One of the advantages of finding out about a warrant against you is that this gives you enough time to enlist the help of an attorney and plan a strategy to get this record expunged.
Also, the court is sympathetic towards people who surrender and don't have to be hunted down by the cops. So, give yourself breathing space and initiate an inquiry to find out if any warrants have been issued in your name.,
Normally, a visit to the sheriff's office at 903 Diamond Park Crawford Co Crthse, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335 should do the trick but if you have a warrant in your name, you will be arrested. Calling them on 814-333-7411 or faxing on 814-337-5062 are not viable options as this information is never disseminated over the phone.
So, take the online route by filling the form above which gives you access to an internet database of arrest records that can easily be used for a warrant search from all over the country.
The crime scenario in Crawford , Pennsylvania has slowly but steadily declined and if the trend continues there is a very real possibility of the crime figures burgeoning to well over 800 incidents per year from its current annual rate of 700 or so cases.
In hard figures, the rate of crime has increased by almost 30% which has put the decade long crime activity at over 7500 occurrences. Of these, almost 80 were rapes, about 3 were instances of homicide and over 6000 incidents were related to theft and robbery.