If you are keen on doing an arrest warrant search in Franklin County, you will certainly not have a dearth of options with private agencies and MA justice departments working relentlessly towards keeping crime history data out in the public spectrum.
In the end, which agency you choose and whether it would be more feasible to approach a state run source or a private entity will depend on the purpose of your inquiry and the type and amount of information you need. Of course, without exaggeration, the most convenient option to launch an inquiry into arrest records and active warrants from Franklin County is to look online.
A reliable database of crime history like the one that can be accessed by filling the form above can get you crime history information from all 50 states. Add to this fact that you can conduct any number of searches for a flat rate within a set period, and this option seems particularly attractive.
The only catch here is that the details from any private source will be for information only; meaning that online results can certainly not be used in lieu of a background report procured from a state department. Needless to say, this second option has its own fair share of pros and cons.
For one, any inquiry on outstanding warrants for arrests and crime history in general will only be entertained if you visit the office of the sheriff, county clerk or the magistrate in person. While some agencies may accept mailed in requests, it is hard to conduct a totally anonymous search through government sources.
Of course, you would need a formal report which can only be furnished by these agencies if you want to use it for immigration, employment or other official reasons. To get in touch with these offices, go to:
- The sheriff's: 160 Elm Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
- The magistrate's: 425 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301
- The county clerk's: PO Box 1495, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01302
Just about 1100 criminal cases were filed with the police in Franklin County, MA each year between 1999 and 2008. Through this decade, there has been a rise of almost 40% in the number of reported crimes. Fortunately, violent crimes, which stood at around 12% of the total criminal average, did go down by almost 20%.