Criminal Justice Reform Resources
Oklahoma County Warrant Resources
How do you know if you have a warrant?
There are roughly 46,000 active warrants in Oklahoma County, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. Once a warrant is issued police are required to arrest that person and take them to jail, but many warrants for low-level offenses remain in the system waiting on a chance encounter with law enforcement. But you don’t have to wait to be arrested to resolve the issue. You can take action now to see if you have a warrant and find out how to resolve the issue.
Step 1: Check online to see if you have a warrant.
Step 1: Check online to see if you have a warrant. For warrants in Oklahoma County, visit the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Search website and type your last name and first name into the correct fields then click ‘search.’
If you find you have a warrant in Oklahoma County, follow Step 2!
Searching for your warrant can be hard, you can also check the OSCN docket search which will give information about court cases where a warrant may have been issued in other counties. You can also find information about warrants issued by municipalities in Oklahoma County here (link to list with links/contact information for local municipalities).
Step 2: If you have a warrant in Oklahoma County, call the AFF Cost Docket team at the Public Defender’s Office.
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While some warrants can be resolved by paying fees or having a payment plan set up, there are some instances where your court date may need to be reset. The Cost Docket team can help you resolve these issues. If you have a situation that is more complex, they can also direct you to other service providers who can help you navigate your case.
Other Service Providers Who May Be Able To Help
The Diversion Hub is a comprehensive, one-stop network dedicated to assisting justice-involved individuals in Oklahoma City by harnessing the power of multiple support agencies through combined and synchronized services.
220 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Main Phone 405-594-8843
Enabling African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
3900 N. Martin Luther King Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Main Phone 405-424-5243
The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training.
1501 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Main Phone 405-235-5671
Occasionally events are held to create an opportunity for people who have an active warrant to attend and find out what their options are for taking care of it.
Reduced Costs For Overdue Tickets
Anyone with a warrant for an unpaid ticket for a class “a” offense dated on or before June 30, 2021, can participate in the program, which reduces the penalty to a cost similar to a ticket paid on time. The penalty reduction program will be in effect until December 2023.
Click here to learn more.
Call (405) 297-3898 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) or visit the Municipal Court Customer Service Window, 701 Couch Dr., from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day but holidays to pay the ticket or request a hearing about financial difficulties. You can also visit okc.gov/court for an online payment link and other details.
Warrant Backlog Needs To Be Resolved
Today, we dive into an issue that significantly impacts the criminal legal landscape of Oklahoma – the staggering backlog of active warrants. With an extensive backlog of active warrants in Oklahoma County alone, we explore how this buildup happens, its implications, and the measures being taken to address it. We also touch on the broader context, discussing how the system operates in other states for comparison. To all those grappling with this issue directly or indirectly, we hope to shed light on its complexities and potential resolutions.