In cases where the crime committed is a misdemeanor, and it was not a crime that occurred in the presence of an officer, the warrant procedure must be followed (exceptions to this rule would include domestic battery, theft of motor fuel, theft of property as a result of shoplifting, etc.). In this instance, a report must be filed with an officer and that report, along with a warrant application form, must be forwarded to the prosecuting attorney's office for review. Due to the volume of warrant application requests, it could be several weeks before you are notified as to the status of your application. Regardless of whether the warrant is granted or not, you will be notified by mail of the decision. If the warrant is granted, you will receive instructions via mail on what to do next.
Below are two forms: Misdemeanor Warrant Application and Witness Statement Form
Print and fill out the Misdemeanor Warrant Application form at your convenience. Once completed, you may bring that form to the police department and ask that any applicable reports be attached to the application. Your application and report(s) will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review. If there are witnesses to the incident in question, you may print the Witness Statement form provided below and supply that to any and all witnesses that have knowledge of your incident in question. Those too may be submitted with the warrant application for review by the prosecutor.
Note: If you do not have access to a printer, you may obtain a paper copy of the warrant application at the police department.