Piatt County, Illinois Arrest Records and Warrants

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Piatt County, Illinois arrest warrants come with indefinite validity, and the police have the liberty to execute these at any time after their release. If the order is issued in a criminal matter, it can also be served outside the area in which it was put into effect. Another significance of the issue of outstanding warrants is that detention orders of this nature are rarely recalled.

Normally errors in such a document make little difference to its executive powers; yet, if the alleged offender can prove that such mistakes have impacted his constitutional rights, the court may consider retracting the decree. However, as soon as this is done, the police have the authority to reapply for a similar order, and in all likelihood, they will be granted one.

Another scenario in which the Piatt County active warrant will be put out of effect is if the proof is no longer valid or does not hold against the accused. This can happen in two cases; if the police find that there were factual errors in the evidence collected by them or further investigation brings to light the involvement of another person altogether.

Because active warrants stay valid perpetually, information on these decrees is held by more than one government agency. You can approach the judiciary and the Piatt County clerk’s office, and the sheriff’s department to warrant search and detail on arrest records. To get in touch with these offices, head to:

  • The police: Piatt County Public Safety Building, 1216 Raymond Road, Monticello, Illinois 61856
  • The judiciary: 101 W Washington St, Monticello, IL 61856
  • The clerk of court: PO Box 558, Monticello, Illinois 61856


How do you initiate an arrest records or warrants search in Piatt County over the phone? (2021- Update)

  • For an incident/accident/arrest report and information on active warrants, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (217) 762-5761.
  • For details on recent arrests and inmate arrest records, dial the phone number of the Piatt County Jail Booking Desk – (217) 762-3766.
  • For information on victim/witness services, call the State Attorney at (217)762-2574.
  • For criminal case court dates and information on how to get criminal judicial records, call the Court Clerk at (217)762-4966.


Crime Statistics of Piatt County, IL

The near doubling of the crime rate of Piatt County sure does offer cause for concern. In 2018, fewer than 50 criminal complaints were filed in the area, but in 2019, the annual crime average increased to almost 80 complaints. Nearly 65 of these cases were filed against property crimes while 16 were filed against violent crimes. 

Piatt County, IL witnessed over 250 criminal incidents in 2011; of these, only about 320 cases were filed against violent crime instead of the whopping 100 complaints lodged in matters about property crimes. Burglary and theft were among the most crime categories.

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