Waller County Arrest Records and Warrant Search
Once they are issued, Waller County arrest warrants remain valid indefinitely. If not served they change from active to outstanding but this is only different terminology. In practice, they can lead to a person's arrest the moment he or she is located by the police. This is why it is crucial to learn as soon as you can whether your name appears on the police wanted list.
Undertaking a Waller County warrant search
Like the rest of Texas counties, the sheriff office is the recommended place to find out whether there is a pending arrest order against you or someone that you know. Contact their Fugitive Division at 979-826-8282 or pay them a visit at 701 Calvit St. Hempstead, TX 77445. Going over their criminal data banks will provide you with the information you require. However, caution is advised here; if you are a wanted person, it will be foolish to step into a police station. Instead, opt for an online inquiry.
The search box added to this page enables users to initiate a full background check on people residing in Texas. Searchers will receive elaborate reports containing a person's criminal history. These reports are highly accurate and are constantly updated. Your search will be revealed to no one.
Guidelines for performing an arrest search
The sheriff's Record Division can provide you with information on Waller County arrest records (for contact details, see above). They require submitting a formal written request by mail. Processing your request may last up to ten days.
The TDCJ enables the public to perform a Texas inmate search through a special electronic database on their website. The TxDPS also puts at your disposal an online data bank which displays a person's arrest history all over the state. However, this inquiry tool obligates you to open an active account including disclosing some personal details (your address for example). Some people are understandably reluctant to share personal information with the authorities.
Finding court dockets
Waller county court records will tell you whether a person has ever been convicted of a crime. To view these records, contact either the county clerk or the district clerk. The former will be able to help you with misdemeanor cases while the latter handles felony cases. Texas Public Information Act guarantees that you will be able to see the files, but you will not be exempt from filing a FOIA request and sending it by mail. Both are located at 836 Austin St. Hempstead, TX 77445.
The number of crimes committed in the county is relatively low. In 2013, only 876 crimes were reported. The bad news is that there was one murder and 22 women were raped. 59 people were assaulted and 22 were robbed. Police took 134 suspects into custody.