Arrest warrants are essentially orders, on behalf of the state, to arrest the person that is named on the warrant. Arrest warrants are issued after a crime has been committed, and local police forces have good reason to believe that they know the individual committed them. Active warrants are created and issued once state laws have been broken, whether in Lubbock County, TX or any other county in Texas. As explained by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, officials have 48 hours in which they must arrest the person indicated.
If youre concerned that there is an outstanding warrant in your name, then there are a few places where you can look this information up. The simplest way to perform a Lubbock County arrest warrant or arrest record search is to simply contact the Lubbock County Sheriffs Office. You can reach them by telephone at 806-775-1400, or at 811 Main Street, in Lubbock, TX 79408. A website also exists which details the most wanted persons for Lubbock County, TX at http://www.co.lubbock.tx.us/department/division.php?fDD=29-120. You can perform an arrest records search through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by visiting this link: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/mediasvc/offender_information/index.html. Finally, you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you do in fact have an outstanding warrant for Lubbock County TX, then you should be aware that fleeing to another county will not help you. Although arrest warrants are issued by courts in the county where the crime was committed, state police can cross county lines to perform arrests. While state lines cannot be crossed, you can and most likely will be extradited back into Lubbock County, Texas, where you will be brought regardless of where you are picked up.
You can view the statute that explains arrest warrant laws in TX at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
At the end of 2010, there were 2,326 persons in the prisons in Lubbock County, and an additional 164 persons in state prison, according to the TDCJ Statistical Report located at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_2010.pdf.