Branch County, Michigan Arrest Records and Warrants

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Arrest warrants issued in Branch County, Michigan are certainly no trivial matter. For one, they grant law enforcement officials very specific and almost unrestricted powers when it comes to taking the accused into custody. The police can apprehend a person who has an active arrest warrant against him from any part of the county and even the country.

So, unlike a bench warrant that is restricted to the area in which it was released, an order for detention issued in a felony can be executed at any place with no binding of time. So, the alleged offender can be picked up from his home or office or even a third party premises at any time of the day or night.

Also, once detained under the provisions of an outstanding warrant, the accused has no other option but to wait for a hearing where a judge will decide whether the person can be released on bail. Depending on prior arrest records and the risk level presented by the individual, the court reserves the right to deny bail.

In case of warrants issued for misdemeanor charges, the arrest order is issued with the bail amount stated on it. If the offender posts this amount, he will be released almost immediately after arrest. Getting a bail bondsman to offer the security deposit helps in this scenario. Arrest records and details on Branch County warrant search can be procured from no less than three states departments which include:

  • The office of the sheriff: 580 Marshall Rd, Coldwater, Michigan 49036; tel no: 517-278-2325
  • The office of the magistrate: 31 Division St, Coldwater, MI 49036; tel no: 517-279-4306
  • The office of the clerk of court: Same as above

Branch County, Michigan witnesses almost 800 incidents of crime each year; this brings the total number of crimes that occurred from 2000 through 2008 to just about 7000 incidents. While not a particularly bleak figure, these instances of crime did include over 500 cases of violent criminal acts.

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