Hancock County, Illinois Arrest Records and Warrants

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An active arrest warrant from Hancock County, Illinois gives police the authority to arrest a person from any place without any restrictions of time placed on this detention. However, once a person is taken into custody, he/she cannot be held in the county jail indefinitely. In fact, the law dictates that such detentions should end as soon as the accused can be presented in court for a bail hearing

From this point onwards how the accused is treated in terms of custody is entirely at the discretion of the judiciary. For instance, if the alleged offender has prior arrest records in Hancock and there is a very real risk that he might skip bail on release, in all likelihood, such a high risk criminal will be denied bail. Another approach that the court might take is to set the bail amount exceptionally high.

It is not uncommon for tribunals to demand that the offender pay a few thousand or even a million dollars to secure his release. The situation gets quite grim for the suspects if the outstanding warrant against him was left to languish in the system for a long time and it is only by chance that his arrest occurred. Once again, such a person will be deemed untrustworthy and bail may be denied

Once you understand how the warrant issue and bail hearing process works, it is easy to see why it is high recommended that you look for any arrest warrants might exist against you in the Hancock County police database. To undertake such a warrant search, you can ask your legal representative to visit:

  • The office of the sheriff: 98 Buchanan, Carthage, Illinois 62321
  • The court of the magistrate: 500 Main St, Carthage, IL 62321
  • The county clerk's department: PO Box 39, Carthage, Illinois 62321

Hancock County, Illinois has a very high risk rate for burglary which stands at 48 against the national average of 100 and the statewide risk level of 86. Followed closely by burglary is larceny with a risk index of 32 while robbery and assault trail far behind with risk rate levels of just 1 and 4.


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