Warrant Information


In general, there are two types of warrants:

  1. Bench Warrants are issued when a defendant does not appear for a scheduled court hearing. Because of this “Failure to Appear”, the judicial officer authorizes law enforcement to make an arrest of the individual listed on the warrant. This also includes a bench warrant issued for a probation violation.
  2. Arrest Warrants are issued to law enforcement when they have reasonable belief to suspect that a person has committed a crime.

If you have access to a computer, you can complete your own research on the website listed below or call one of the number’s listed below:

  1. Public Access to Court Information
  2. Criminal Court Administration Information Desk - 602-506-8575
  3. Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) - 602-223-2233

 

An arrest warrant stays in effect indefinitely until the individual is arrested. The warrant can only be resolved, quashed, or cancelled, by the issuing court.

You should contact the state and court that issued the warrant. If you are picked up in Arizona on a warrant from another state you could be extradited to that state.

It is always recommended that you seek legal representation as soon as you find out that you have a warrant. Your attorney will be able to confirm the facts of the warrant and may be able to file a motion to quash or resolve the warrant. If you do not have an attorney you can contact the court that issued the warrant for additional information.

It is always recommended that you seek legal representation as soon as you find out that you have a warrant. Your attorney will be able to confirm the facts of the warrant and may be able to file a motion to quash or resolve the warrant.

If your warrant was issued due to a Maricopa County probation violation, please contact the Probation Violation court at 602-372-0427 for additional information.

If your warrant was issued by a Superior Court judicial officer in Maricopa County you can contact the Criminal Department Information Desk at 602-506-8575 for the phone number of the division that issued the warrant.

It is always recommended that you seek legal representation as soon as you find out that you have a warrant. Your attorney will be able to confirm the facts of the warrant and may be able to file a motion to quash or resolve the warrant.

  1. If your warrant was issued due to a Maricopa County probation violation, please contact the Probation Violation court at 602-372-0427 for additional information.
  2. If your warrant was issued by a Superior Court judicial officer in Maricopa County you can contact the Criminal Department Information Desk at 602-506-8575 for the phone number of the division that issued the warrant.
  3. If you have been ordered by the court to report to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to serve your sentence, you will report to the jail with the proper paperwork.
  4. If you have been ordered by the court to a Work Release sentence, you can get more information from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

NOTE: If you need further assistance with criminal court cases in the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County, please contact the Criminal Court Information Desk at 602-506-8575.

 

 


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