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Frequently Asked Questions - Warrants

FAQs - Warrants

Frequently Asked Questions from the Warrants Section.

A court order authorizing your arrest for a crime you have committed.

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After being arrested for a crime you are given the opportunity to pay a fine or appear before a Judge. If you do not comply with either of these methods, a warrant may be issued for your arrest for the original crime committed. In addition, an arrest warrant can be issued from evidence collected in a crime report submitted to the District Attorney indicating possible guilt. This is an Arrest Warrant.

If you miss a court date, a bench warrant may be issued by the court. The warrant will be assigned for service to the Will County Sheriff's Office.

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Unfortunately we cannot provide that information over the phone.  You can check the online warrants search - https://www.willcosheriff.com/warrantssearch/ and see if the amount is listed.  If not, it is recommended that you go to your local police department to get the information.

If you fail to pay a fine, a bench warrant may be issued by the court. 

If you know the person is deceased, you will need to provide a copy of the death certificate along along with the warrant number(s) that need to be removed.  We cannot remove a warrant for a deceased individual without a copy of the death certificate.  You may fax the certificate to the Warrants office.  Please call 815-740-5552 to get the fax number and any further information.

We cannot give out the information of when the person is to arrive for safety reasons.  You can call the Adult Detention Facility - 815.740.1250 to inquire if the person is in the facility or you may use the online inmate search -  

Those individuals being picked up out of state can be up to 14 days before arrival.  10 days if they sign the waiver.  60 to 90 days if they refuse to sign the waiver and that time is not counted as time served.  

If you fail to appear at jail / the Adult Detention Facility, a bench warrant may be issued by the court. 

If you have an active warrant, please go to your local police department to turn yourself in and get the warrant taken care of.

You will be placed under arrest on the warrant and advised of the specific charges against you. Depending on the severity of the warrant, you will either receive a citation with a new court date and time to appear, or be booked into the Adult Detention Facility. If the warrant is from a county other than Will County, you may be transferred to an additional detention facility after being booked in. The warrant will be cleared from the system.

Go to the issuing court and verifying your true identity or go to your local police department. If you do not live in the local area, you may have to begin by filing a report with your local police department.

We cannot give out information over the phone.  You can visit the online Warrants Search - https://www.willcosheriff.com/warrantssearch/ and see if you have any warrants issued for you.  Or it is recommended to go to your local police department and have them check.

No it will not. The warrant will remain active in system until it has been served.

If you are aware that you have a warrant or suspect that you do, it is to your benefit to take care of it immediately. If you do not take care of it, it may be served at your home or at a public place, at the grocery store, etc. If you are driving a vehicle at time of arrest your vehicle may be towed.

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