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Criminal Process Section

Captain Ron Chapman - Section Commander

425 N. Orange Ave Suite 220
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-4510

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

 

Criminal Process Section is statutorily required to maintain records and serve criminal warrants ordered by the court.  The section consists of both sworn and civilian personnel, to include sworn personnel who are assigned to the Fugitive and Extraditions Unit, and the civilian personnel who are assigned to the Warrants, Enforceable Writs and Transportation.

 

The Criminal Process Warrants Unit is required to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year to confirm active Orange County warrants which include felony, misdemeanor, traffic and juvenile cases for local and out of state Law Enforcement agencies across the country.  The Warrants Unit is responsible for the immediate response to inquiries from Law Enforcement agencies for wanted individuals from Orange County. 

 

We are located at the Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, on the second floor in Suite 220.  Although we are a 24/7 operation, our office hours are open to the public Monday – Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM.  Warrant information from our office is not available to the public; however it can be obtained from several websites including: CRIMELINE and CLERK OF COURT

As an alternative, one can go in person with proper identification to the Orange County Corrections Office located at 3723 Vision Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32839 or to any local law enforcement agency and inquire.  It is also possible to contact a bondsman, or an attorney, and obtain information through their office(s) as well.        

 

MISTAKEN IDENTITY:

Mistaken Identity is becoming more and more common in today’s society.  If you’ve had any issues regarding mistaken identity as it relates to an outstanding warrant, please call our office, we may be able to assist you.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit at (407) 836-4520 Monday – Friday from 8:00AM-5:00PM.

You will need to provide us with your full name, race/sex, date of birth, the day you were stopped, or arrested, and a case number, if you have it.  We have trained staff available to conduct research which will help to resolve any mistaken identity allegation.  Once the research has been completed you will be provided with a letter to keep on your person and in your vehicle at all times.  This letter will include a photo of the correct and wrong person for the outstanding warrant and can be authenticated by calling (407) 836-4520.

For additional assistance relating to mistaken identity, contact FDLE for information regarding their “Compromised Identity Review Program” by accessing the following website: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

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The Warrants Unit undergoes an audit by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement every 2 years and by the Federal Bureau of Investigations triennially.

Presently, we have approximately 26,321 active warrants in Orange County.  The charges can range from No Fishing License to First Degree Murder. There are approximately 1300-1500 warrants entered per month and 600-700 warrants served per month.

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The Fugitive Unit, who is recognized as one of the most progressive, well-trained, professional fugitive units in the state, is responsible for conducting fugitive investigations in an effort to locate and apprehend wanted persons for judicial proceedings.  They frequently work together with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to assist in ongoing operations.  The Fugitive Unit collaborates with the United States Marshal Service to effectively track down wanted violent felons in Central Florida.  The Fugitive Unit has a strong partnership with Crime Line in collaborative efforts to apprehend wanted persons by reaching out to the public for additional resources in locating wanted individuals. Click here for more details.

The Extradition and Transportation Units’ primary function is to transport prisoners throughout the state and nation who have active extraditable Orange County warrants, enforceable writs, or capiases.  The units are also responsible for ensuring that prisoners being held at the Orange County Jail on out of state warrants are properly charged and extradited.  The civilians in the Transportation Unit are tasked with coordinating and completing all required paperwork to transport prisoners.  Additionally, this staff processes all associated paperwork & case management for the extradition of Orange County wanted individuals and secures their return to Orange County.

 

The primary responsibility of the Enforceable Writs Unit is to process and secure arrests for those individuals for whom Writs of Bodily Attachments are issued.  A Writ of Bodily Attachment by definition is an order from the civil courts authorizing the arrest and transportation of a defendant to be brought before the court of jurisdiction.  The vast majority of writs processed by this office are for failure to pay child support.  The Enforceable Writs Unit works closely with the courts, other law enforcement agencies, attorneys as well as the Florida Department of Revenue to ensure records are accurate and the orders are enforced.