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Active Warrants in Hernando County

Under Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 3.121 for arrest warrants issued in Hernando County, the warrant must be in writing and set forth the nature of the offense. The warrant commands that the person against whom the complaint was made be arrested and brought before a judge in Hernando County where the offense occurred.

The arrest warrant in Florida must specifically name of the person to be arrested or, if the name is unknown to the judge, designate the person by any name or description by which the person can be identified with reasonable certainty, and include a photograph if reasonably available.

The warrant must state the date when issued and the county where issued. It must be signed by the judge. For offenses where a right to bail exists, the warrant must set the amount of bail or other conditions of release, and the return date.

Attorney for Active Warrants in Hernando County, FL

If you have an outstanding warrant that was issued by a judge in Brooksville, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Hernando County, FL, at the Sammis Law Firm.

Our lawyers represent clients on a variety of warrants including:

  • the probable cause warrant issued after a criminal investigation;
  • the direct file warrant issued by the State Attorney's Office in Florida;
  • a warrant for a violation of probation;
  • a failure to appear warrant after a person is released on bond;
  • the failure to appear warrant issued after a notice to appear;
  • a bench warrant or capias issued by the judge;
  • extradition warrant for a fugitive from justice arrested out of state; or
  • a juvenile pick up order.

Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case.


Failure to Appear on a NTA Issued in Hernando County

If a person signs a written notice to appear (NTA) and fails to respond to the notice to appear, a warrant of arrest shall be issued under rule 3.121. The arresting officer will issue a notice to appear (NTA) for a misdemeanor or traffic misdemeanor offense instead of booking the suspect into the jail.

The rules for the notice to appear are found in Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.125. The rules define the notice to appear in Florida as a “written order issued by a law enforcement officer in lieu of physical arrest requiring a person accused of violating the law to appear in a designated court or governmental office at a specified date and time.”

The notice to appear can be issued for a misdemeanor of the first or second degree or a violation of a municipal or county ordinance. The notice to appear may be issued by the arresting officer unless:

  • the accused refuses to sign the notice to appear;
  • the accused fails or refuses to sufficiently identify himself or herself or supply the required information;
  • it appears that the accused previously has failed to respond to a notice or a summons or has violated the conditions of any pretrial release program;
  • the officer has any suspicion that the accused may be wanted in any jurisdiction;
  • the accused has no ties with the jurisdiction reasonably sufficient to assure the accused's appearance or there is substantial risk that the accused will refuse to respond to the notice; or
  • the officer has reason to believe that the continued liberty of the accused constitutes an unreasonable risk of bodily injury to the accused or others.

In some cases, the notice to appear will be issued by the booking officer.


Additional Resources

Hernando County Sheriff's Office Warrants - Conduct a search or inquiry for active and outstanding warrants on the website of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO). The posting of information about the active warrants is delayed three (3) days to assist officers in serving the warrants. The FDLE website also provides a searchable database to find warrants issued throughout the state.

Outstanding Arrest Warrants Issued in Hernando County - Learn more about how to resolve an outstanding local warrant waiting to be served by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.g the whereabouts of a wanted person. The website has a serach feature to find outstanding warrant. Many of these warants are issued after a failure to appear in court or because of a violation of probation.


This article was last updated on Friday, September 7, 2018.