No matter what county in the state of Texas you are in, the same warrant laws apply to you. This is because, as explained by the Code of Criminal Conduct (specifically, the Warrants Under Arrest section), arrest warrants in Texas are issued by the authority of the entire state and not just the county. This has a series of significant implications. The first is that if you have an arrest warrant issued for you in Washington County, you can be arrested anywhere in the entire state, and certain types of law enforcement officials can even cross county lines to apprehend you.
You can find the full language of the statute governing Texas arrest warrants at https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.15.htm.
Despite functioning on a statewide level, arrest warrants must always be issued in specific counties. For a TX arrest warrant to be created, police officers, such as police officers, must appear in a Washington County court and demonstrate evidence that implicates a named suspect. After this happens, and the judge decides enough evidence has been presented, he will authorize an arrest warrant, granting police 48 hours to arrest the suspect.
The best way to find out whether or not you have an active arrest warrant is to get in contact with the Washington County Sheriffs Office, which can be done in person at 1206 Old Independence Road, in Brenham TX 77833. Because of the possibility of being arrested for showing up in person, we recommend contacting a defense attorney and attempting to call first.
If you would like to perform a search for Washington County Texas arrest records, you may do so at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp. Or you can use the above search form to search through an online criminal records database instantly.
Will state agencies provide arrest records or information on warrants issued in Washington County over the phone? (Updated-2021)
- Recent arrests: Washington County Jail-(979) 277-6255.
- Arrest Records/Incident Reports/Accident Reports: Sheriff’s Office-(979) 277-6251.
- Warrants-related questions: Washington County Court- (979)277-6220.
- Victim support and information: Washington County Attorney’s Office-(979)277-6200.
- Criminal case records: Clerk of Court-(979)277-6200.
Crime statistics of Washington County
In 2019, the Washington County Police filed 190 criminal cases, as opposed to the 70 crimes handled in the previous year. These included 140 crimes against property and 50 crimes against persons.
Of the property crimes, 79 were larceny thefts, 47 were burglaries, and 14 were motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent crimes, 37 were aggravated assaults, 11 were rapes, and 2 were robberies.