If people have been telling you that conducting a Gallatin County arrest warrant search is nothing short of cumbersome, they obviously have not explored the varying means available for such inquiries in the present time. Today, you can go to the police, the magistrate or an IL clerk of court for your inquiry. Why, you could also approach a private information vendor for such data.
In fact, it is not the actual inquiry but the sheer number of choices available to applicants that prove to be baffling. So, here is a look at how you can simplify your warrant search. If you are exclusively looking for crime history data such as Gallatin County arrest records and outstanding warrants, stick with the sheriff's office.
For a bit more, the court of the magistrate would be a better option. This agency keeps information on active warrants by virtue of the fact that these orders are issued by them and on arrests because this is where the eventual bail and preliminary hearings are held. Of course, they also release other judicial provisions like summons and bench warrants. So, you can also find information on these through the tribunal.
If you approach the department of the county clerk, you will come back with more exhaustive results because this agency is in charge of assimilating the court dockets. So, their database contains information from the civil as well as the criminal courts in the area. To connect with these government entities, you can visit:
- The sheriff's: PO Box 340, Shawneetown, Illinois 62984
- The magistrate's: 484 Lincoln, Shawneetown, IL 62984
- The county clerk's: PO Box 550, Shawneetown, Illinois 62984
The crime statistics for Gallatin County, Illinois recorded over the two years, 2005 and 2006, show that there has been an increase of over 20% in the number of reported incidents. Although no instances of carjacking were reported in 2006, thefts gained a record 40% cases and the number of assaults increased by nearly 50%.