Clarke County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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In response to your arrest warrant search in Clarke County, IA, if you do find a detention directive in the name of your subject, you can be quite sure that the proof presented to procure this active warrantwas substantial. To get their hands on an arrest warrant, the police have to go to the court as only a tribunal with criminal jurisdiction has the authority to put these legal provisions into effect.

Despite the degree of power being conferred upon the judiciary, the criminal procedure of the state has been designed in such a way that neither the police nor the judge can abuse their authority. Hence, active warrants from Clarke County are issued when the sheriff’s department files a formal affidavit with the bench stating the reasons on which they have based their assumptions about the criminal nature of the incident and the culpability of the accused.

This petition needs to be ratified by the magistrate who will study the information given to find if the cops do have probable cause to point fingers at the suspect. This is a mandatory procedure which has to be followed for the release of all search and seizure warrants except for bench orders which come into being without any involvement of the police in the process.

Because the county clerk’s office is also involved in its own significant way in the procedure for issuing Clarke County active warrants along with the police and the judiciary, you can petition any of these agencies for an inquiry on arrest records and outstanding warrants. The addresses of these agencies have been listed below. You can also find out about arrests and warrants by filling the form above.

  • The police: PO Box 537, 220 Townline Road, Osceola, Iowa 50213
  • The county clerk: Given below
  • The court of the magistrate: 100 S Main St, Osceola, IA 50213

Of the nearly 240 criminal complaints that are brought to light in Clarke County, Iowa every year, only about 8 cases were filed in matters pertaining to violence. However, this scenario may change in the near future given the rise of almost 60% seen in violent crime rates in recent years.

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