All Smith County arrest warrants come with specific information about the criminal matter at the core and the offender who is suspected of having commissioned the act clearly stated on them.These details are meant to aid police officers in making arrests.
For instance, typically, all active warrants will have information like the name of the accused, a description, address, other contact details and identifying data like a social security number, DNA profile or a driver's license number. Apart from this, the original affidavit will also be attached to the outstanding warrant.
If that is not enough, the warrant clearly spells out that the police are expected to nab the accused at once. Additional details about how and when the arrests can be made will also be mentioned on the arrest warrant. For example, cops will be told if they are authorized to take the accused into custody at night and outside the issuing county. When a warrant search in Smith County is done, you will get details on arrest records and warrants.
There are two option offered to the public when it comes to accessing limited criminal history data. You can use the website of the Department of Criminal Justice or that of the Department of Public safety. Although the information furnished will be limited to cases that culminated in a conviction, there is a difference in how the application for data on arrest warrants and records are handled and the amount of data offered.
The Department of Criminal Justice: This agency will offer information on inmates who are currently doing time in one of the correctional facilities around Texas and also on prisoners who have been released in the recent past. The data is offered free of cost and you will only need the name of the subject and a DCJ number (if available) to use the tool provided on their website at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/offender_information.htm.
You can send your inquiries through mail to the TDCJ – Executive Services, P.O. Box 99, Huntsville, TX 77342-0099 or you call the agency at 936-295-6371/800- 535-0283
The Department of Public Safety: A small fee is charged for inquiries made through the Texas DOPS however, the information offered is more extensive. If you are a civilian applicant who is not statutorily authorized to seek data on criminal history, you will still be told about all matters that the subject was involved in which ended in a conviction, regardless of how old the case is. You can use the section of the website that is open to the public at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory/.
People who are authorized to conduct warrant searches in the state can do so securely and receive a complete background report. These will cost you $10 per inquiry and request for them will have to be sent through mail to the Texas Department of Public Safety mailing address at P O Box 4087, 5805 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752-4422.