What should you do if you find out that you have an arrest warrant against you? The most important thing is not to ignore the arrest warrant. An arrest warrant will stay active until it has been served and you have been arrested. You should seek legal counsel if you believe there is a chance that an arrest warrant has been issued for your arrest. You may also want to perform a warrant search to determine any outstanding warrants for your arrest.
The easiest way to search for arrest warrants in Tioga County is to check the Sheriff’s website. The Tioga County Sheriff keeps a list of outstanding warrants on its website organized by alphabetical order. If you find an arrest warrant listed on the website, you can click on the name to see a detailed description of the person, including the alleged criminal charges. If you want to obtain copies of arrest records, request a criminal background check, or inquire about a specific outstanding warrant, contact the Sheriff’s Office’s record division at 607-687-8460. The office is located at 103 Corporate Drive in Owego, NY 13827.
Because most arrest warrants begin in the court system, a thorough warrant search should include Tioga County courts. Tioga County has two courts that issue arrest warrants within the county: the Supreme Court and the County Court. Both courts are located at 16 Court Street in Owego, NY 13827 (telephone: 607-240-5383). You should search the records of both courts for active warrants and criminal cases. The staff can show you how to search court records and explain the procedures for obtaining copies of court documents.
Tioga County, NY crime data
Between 2001 and 2008, Tioga County saw an average of about 300 crimes per year. Of those crimes, almost one-half occurred less than one mile from the victim’s home. While overall crime rates grew by over fifty percent, the rate of violent crimes only increased by thirty-six percent. Most crimes committed were theft and burglary, but there was one murder in the county during this time.