Generally, the sheriff's department prefers to procure an active warrant in Dickinson County, Michigan instead of barging in on an accused, empty handed. While arrest warrants do not impact the Miranda Rights of an individual, they do impact the degree of authority held by law enforcement personnel.
Normally, police have to chance upon a person when he is in the middle of committing a criminal act to arrest him. Another scenario when they might take a person into custody immediately is if he is caught after a chase when trying to escape from the crime scene. Also, any person who is found to be in possession of illicit substances or ammunition can be arrested on the spot.
However, in cases where an investigation precedes the formal filing of charges, a warrant works in the advantage of the police. For one, they can legally detain a person and question him/her before taking him to court for the bail hearing. Also, officers are allowed to effect the arrest without any boundaries of time or place set on them.
Given the importance of outstanding warrants as judicial processes, the court, the office of the county clerk and the sheriff's office maintain records relating to such orders. Apart from this the police also have the detailed arrest records of all criminals who have been indicted in the area. Generally, perpetrators who could not be arrested or have multiple active warrants to their name are put in the Dickinson County's most wanted list.
You can get information pertaining to any criminal matter from the agency offices listed ahead. So, for a warrant search, go to:
- Sitting Magistrate: 705 S Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
- Law enforcement: 300 East D St, PO Box 609, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801
- Clerk of Court: PO Box 609, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801
In Dickinson County, MI there has been a significant improvement in the crime scenario with a drop of an estimated 500% in the rates of violent and reported criminal incident figures. At the time of writing this article, almost 400 complaints were being filed every year; which puts the daily average of crime at just a bit over 3 incidents every 2 days. Of the total annual crime average, less than 5% incidents were deemed to be violent.