If you are not quite sure but suspect that there may be a warrant out for your arrest, it can be a really scary and stressful time. You may not know how to actually find out or what will actually happen but fear not! We are here to give you some basic answers to help you find out for sure if there is a warrant, and if so, what to do about it.
Finding out if there actually is a warrant
First of all, if you are unsure if you have a standing warrant, the first step would be to see if there actually is one and what it is for. Warrants, in general, happen for a few different reasons. Either the defendant did not show up to a scheduled court hearing in which case the court issues a bench warrant, or if the person is suspected of a crime and there is potential evidence, then a judge will sign a warrant but only after there has been an investigation. Warrants don’t always mean that a person will be arrested right away, however. In order to verify if there is actually a warrant out for a person’s arrest, they can contact a local bail bondsman who will have the ability to do a warrant search.
Next steps if a warrant is confirmed
If after conduction a warrant search, you do find that there is in fact a warrant for your arrest, then it is probably best to get in contact with a lawyer to see what is the best way forward. They may recommend for you to work with a bail bondsman to first negotiate a pre-arranged bail so that when you turn yourself in there won’t be the need for jail time. This does one of two things. It gives you more control over the situation to avoid jail and also shows the judge that you are trying to be responsible and proactive which could help with a more favorable outcome from the courts.
Get In Touch With Mobile Bail Bonds
Overall, if you are still not sure but have a feeling that you may have a warrant out for your arrest, please feel free to give us a call and we can help to figure out a way to deal with the situation and hopefully avoid jail altogether.