For a police detention to be considered legitimate, certain criteria has to be met. Law enforcement officials have the right to detain any person who has been arrested while committing an illicit act without requesting warrant for such custody. Another scenario when a person can be apprehended without an active warrant from Oceana County, Indiana is when illegal arms and/or narcotics are discovered on an individual's person.
Finally, often the police need to give chase to arrest an offender, so even when a person is caught fleeing from the scene of the crime he can be detained without an active warrant. However, barring these situations, in all other cases, arrest warrants are required to legally justify custodial detention.
There is only one way for police to procure an active warrant; they have to approach a criminal tribunal of Oceana County. If an outstanding warrant also exists in a matter, arrest can be effected at any time. In other words, there is no restriction of time placed on such detention decrees.
The police are forever on the lookout for people who have been accused in a criminal matter but have escaped despite an outstanding warrant from in their name. So, both the judiciary as well as the sheriff's office furnishes information in response to a warrant search for Oceana County. To get in touch with these agencies, you will have to visit their office in person and request an inquiry into the arrest records against your subject.
- Judiciary: 100 S State St, Hart, MI 49420
- Cops: 216 Lincoln St, Hart, Michigan 49420
- County Clerk: PO Box 111, Hart, Michigan 49420
Oceana County, MI has a very high crime rate of nearly 1400 incidents per year; of these, no less than 9% are instances of violent crime. Through the ten year period from 1999 to 2008, an estimated 14,000 criminal cases were filed with the local police. This included reports of such heinous crimes as rape and murder with approximately 200 and 12 cases filed in these criminal categories respectively.