Arrest warrants function identically throughout Texas. This is because all active warrants are considered to be an extension of the authority of the state of Texas, and individual counties can exercise that authority. All Medina County warrants are authorized by a judge or a county magistrate and can only be issued when a state law has been broken. Law enforcement authorities can show strong reasons to arrest a specific individual. This individual’s name must appear on the warrant, as well as the crime that was alleged to have been committed, and a judge or a magistrate must also sign warrants. Once issued, law enforcement officials must apprehend the suspect within 48 hours.
The best place to start any search for Medina County warrants is through the Medina County Sheriffs Office. Located at 801 Ave Y, in Hondo, Texas 78861, you can also reach their offices through one of the contact numbers listed at http://www.medinacountytexas.org/default.aspx?Medina_County/Sheriff. When searching for arrest records for Medina County, you can use a search tool provided by the TDCJ at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. Alternatively, you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
If it appears that you have an active warrant for Medina County, the best course of action would be to contact a defense attorney and to prepare to turn yourself in. The best place to do this is at the address of the sheriff as listed above. Please be aware that, as an arrest warrant is issued at the state level, they remain valid regardless of which county you are currently residing in.
You can view the full language of the Texas arrest warrant laws at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
According to the TDCJs annual statistical report, located at https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/Statistical_Report_FY2014.pdf, 125 persons were serving time in the prison system of the county.