In Talladega County, the Circuit Court and the District Court may issue arrest warrants. Judges for both courts must find probable cause before issuing a warrant. Probable cause is the belief that a reasonable person, given the facts presented to the court, would conclude that the suspect in question committed the alleged crime. Judges must weigh what is presented to them and find probable cause or an arrest warrant cannot be issued.
In Talladega County, searching for active warrants is a bit challenging because the county has very few, if any, online resources on arrest records for the public. However, knowing that the courts issue the warrants and that the warrants are then sent to the sheriff’s office for service at least tells you where you need to search for criminal records.
Talladega County Clerk of Court
To search for case records, you can visit the Talladega County Clerk of Court during normal business hours at 1 Courthouse Square in Talladega, AL 35160. The courthouse is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. In order to avoid a wasted trip, you may want to contact the clerk by telephone (256-362-4175) to inquire about any special hours for the public to search records or any conditions on searching court records.
Talladega County Sheriff’s Office
The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of maintaining outstanding warrants. The Sheriff’s Office is charged with the duty of serving and executing warrants within the county. Therefore, if you want to find out if there is an outstanding arrest warrant for a specific person, the Sheriff’s Office would be the most likely place to search. The Sheriff’s Office for Talladega County is located at 400 N. Norton Avenue, Sylacauga, AL 35150 (telephone: 256-245-5121).
Talladega County crime statistics
Between 1999 and 2008, Talladega County ranked third highest for the most crime when compared with nine similar counties in Alabama. Approximately 17,883 crimes were reported within the county during that time. Seven percent of the crimes between 1999 and 2008 were violent in nature with 11 murders being reported during that time.