Find out about your active arrest warrants now and save yourself money and hassle
Have you investigated yourself to see if you have any arrest warrants? Most folk hardly ever think about it and probably you are just the same. If that’s the case then have you ever wondered about the consequencies of having an active arrest warrant that you were unaware of?
One day you could get the surprise of your life when the police come calling for you.
You’ll go before a court who know that you were hunted down by the police. You may need time off work, more money than you want to part with in fines and a lot of upset.
Here are 3 methods that you can use to find out if you have warrants and save yourself unnecessary stress and expense.
You can have an active arrest warrant and not know it
The problem with arrest warrants is that sometimes it’s not obvious that you have one. If you’ve robbed a bank or escaped from prison then you should know that there will be a warrant out for you right away but what if you’ve run a traffic light or forgotten to pay a fine or turn up in court when you should have done. Someone could even have stolen your identity and committed a crime while pretending to be you. Any of these things can give you a warrant and ultimately lead to your arrest.
You can’t avoid warrants completely so know how to deal with them instead
If you’ve got a warrant then you can’t stop the process that will inevitably follow but you can minimize the effect of it on you. If you discover that you have a warrant before you get arrested then you have the opportunity to do something about it. Get a lawyer straight away and make arrangements with them to voluntarily hand yourself in.
Simply doing this will show the court that you are trying hard to put things right and so will most likely treat you more lenient.
3 ways of checking to see if you have a warrant for arrest.
All 3 methods are simple but please try to avoid the first one as it may not be good for you. My choice is number 3 because it’s easy, quick and can be very effective.
1. Ask a police officer – This one is not recommended
You need to know that this is perhaps the most sure way of finding any active arrest warrants, at least for the state if not nationwide. The problem with this and the reason that I don’t recommend that you do it, is because it could get you arrested on the spot. As soon as the officer knows that you have a warrant he or she might decide to arrest you on the spot and you will lose the advantage that you might get from handing yourself in voluntarily.
2. Ask at the courthouse
If you know where you might have got a warrant then you can visit the local courthouse and just ask about any warrants. They should give you any details that they find and you are less likely to be arrested than if you asked a police officer.
The problem with this is that you must know where the warrant could have been issued before you go and ask. You could have warrants issued anywhere. This is more likely to happen in the event of criminal identity theft where your name and details have been stolen and an offence has been committed on the other side of the country. How can you find those warrants? There is a way so don’t worry.
3. Go online and search public records
This method will not get you arrested and you have a good chance of finding any warrants that are issued outside of the state. You can search for arrest warrants online using a web site that maintains a database full of public records information. These databases are huge as they pull data from thousands of different sources and organize it to make it easy for you to search.
You don’t risk getting arrested if you use an online web site to find your warrants because the better sites are completely confidential. No one will find out that you’ve done a search and no one will see your results so you are completely safe.
When you find an active warrant go straight out and find yourself a lawyer to steer you through the process of handing yourself in and getting it all straightened out. It’s much better than getting arrested.
Don’t forget to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can when you find that you have a warrant for arrest.
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Author: Steve Gee