The Hempstead County Sheriff's office in Arkansas describes body attachments as being very similar to arrest warrants issued in criminal cases. Body attachments legally order law enforcement officers to physically "seize the body of the person named in the order." Persons taken into custody can remain there pending orders from the court.Continue Reading
The Hempstead County Sheriff's office further notes that a majority of body attachments include language that states the person in custody is required to pay a specific cash fee in order to be released. For instance, someone delinquent on child support payments may be required to pay part or all of what is owed in order to get out of jail. In some cases, the person must sit in jail until the judge who issued the order makes a decision.
In an article for Time Magazine, Martha White relates that some creditors are exploiting the system to get judges to issue body attachment orders against people owing relatively small debts. White details how creditors win a judgment in court against debtors and request an "examination." This process allows debtors to be officially questioned in court. Should the debtor fail to appear in court, a body attachment order is used to forcibly imprison him until he pays bail, which is often the same amount sought by the creditor and is often turned over directly to the creditor.Learn more about Law
The easiest way to search for active arrest warrants in Missouri is to do a search for litigants on Missouri Case Net through the state court system. Users can input a person's first and last name, click on the court case number and then see if a warrant has been issued in the case. Searches can be narrowed by various circuits, counties and cities.Full Answer >
Information about child support warrants and the names of individual offenders with outstanding warrants against them are available from the electronic database of the authorized child support program agency, according to the Arizona Division of Child Support Services and the New York Department of State. Such information is also available from the local county clerk's office.Full Answer >
Law enforcement officers who come in contact with people having outstanding warrants can arrest them, and only peace officers can arrest people for warrants, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. As of 2016, a list of valid arrest warrants through Ada County, Idaho, for criminal and traffic offenses is available online on the sheriff's warrants reports page of ADASheriff.org. The list excludes juvenile offenders. Individuals misusing warrant information may be liable for criminal or civil penalties.Full Answer >
Find out if you have any outstanding warrants by visiting the City of Dallas' courts Web page. Click the hyperlink text marked "Citation Search." A new page loads that allows you to search using different parameters for warrants.Full Answer >