An arrest warrant is issued by a Magistrate Court judge after he has reviewed a sworn affidavit from a law enforcement officer and found probable cause exists to believe a crime has been committed.For probable cause to exist, the judge must find that a reasonable person would believe, based on the facts presented to the court, that the alleged suspect committed the crime in question.Upon finding probable cause, the judge may issue a warrant and direct law enforcement officers to apprehend and detain the defendant.
Oconee County arrest records and warrants
To search for court records and outstanding warrants, you can contact the Magistrate Court for Oconee County.Also known as Summary Courts, these courts issue warrants for Oconee County.Because there are multiple courts that serve different jurisdictions within the county, you may want to begin your warrant search by checking for case information through the Public Index. This online case information system allows you to view the status of opened and closed criminal cases within the county.By using this information, you can narrow your warrant search to the appropriate office.If a warrant has been transferred to the Circuit Court, you should contact the Clerk of Court for more information on that specific warrant.
Oconee County Sheriff's Office
To obtain information about active warrants that have not been executed, contact the warrants division of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.The Sheriff's Office can also assist with criminal history reports, information about current inmates and information about the most wanted criminals in Oconee County.
Crime statistics for Oconee County, SC
Between 2001 and 2008, a crime occurred in Oconee County about every five hours for a total of approximately 13,370 crimes during the 8-year period.Crimes increased during this period by over 90% with the largest increase occurring during 2004 when the number of crimes tripled from the previous year. During the same time, violent crimes increased in Oconee County by about 82%.