Finding people arrested in Charlotte

22 Aug 2015 17:36

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I recently had to find some people in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC system. This post is a quick tutorial on how to find your people.

Finding Arrestees

If your friend was arrested in Charlotte, and you want to find out the charges and bond amount, see the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Inmate Search page:

"Arrest inquiry" search info is updated shortly after the arrest, and includes charges and bond amount. "Inmate Inquiry" information is usually available within six hours of arrest, and includes the arrestee's Prisoner ID #, where the arrestee is being held, and (if you click the "view charges" button), the next hearing date.

Making Bail

If you go to a bail bondsman, you will be required to pay 10% of the bail amount, and someone with a job will have to "secure the bond," or sign that if the person does not show up for court, they will be on the hook for the rest of the bail amount.

If it says they're being held at MCJC (the central jail), you can wait for their release at 801 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Finding Court Dates

To find upcoming court dates in an ongoing case, check the North Carolina Court System calendar. You can enter a Citation Query by Defendant Name:

When entering someone's name in the NC Court citation query box, do not insert space between the last name and the first initial. For instance, to search me, type in "Keller,A" with no spaces. You will find the court date, county, courtroom, and session (morning is 9 am, afternoon is 1 pm). You'll also find the charges, and the name/agency/badge number of the arresting officer.

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