Do you think that you might have an arrest warrant?
Do you think that you might have an active arrest warrant waiting for you somewhere? Did you skip a court appearance or something that might have caused a warrant to be issued for you? Perhaps you are just concerned that you might have a warrant for something you haven’t done.
If you know that you’ve offended then you know that there is a pretty good chance that a warrant has been issued for you. If this is the case then you should get a lawyer and hand yourself in as soon as you can. If you don’t then you are going to join Jesse James and become an outlaw.
You might have a warrant for silly reasons, like forgetting to turn up in court or failing to pay a fine for something. If this happens then you most likely have collected a Bench Warrant. It’s the same as an arrest warrant as far as you are concerned, it will get you arrested just the same.
You can end up with a warrant even when you haven’t done anything wrong. The police only have to think that you are involved in a crime and they can get a warrant for you. Someone might even be impersonating you when they committed the crime and the police have details of your identity instead of the criminals.
Do nothing and get a free arrest warrant search
You could just ignore the fact that you might have an arrest warrant. Sooner or later you will get stopped for some minor traffic offence or routine inspection. When this happens the police will reward you by doing a free warrant search for you. If they find that you have a warrant they will most likely arrest you right there.
You don’t have to wait to be stopped by the police. You could just go to them and ask if you have any warrants. They will do a warrant search for free but again, they are likely to arrest you if the search finds an active warrant.
Free warrant searches at the courthouse
Do you know which county your warrants were issued in? You should know this if you forgot to turn up in court for instance. If so then you can go to the county courthouse and ask. This should be free in most cases and it won’t get you arrested unless the warrant is for something very serious. You have to go to the right courthouse for this to work though. They will probably not be able to search other county records for you.
If you aren’t sure which county the warrant is in then you could try state records. Most counties feed their records up to the state but the process can be slow and sometimes not very reliable. To be on the safe side you should check warrant records at the county and state level.
Search for free arrest warrants in public records
Arrest warrants are public records and there are some web sites that are making it their business to collect all publicly available records from across the nation into a huge database. They then organize the data and make it all available to you for easy searching nationwide.
These public records web sites are very effective at finding information about people fast and it’s not just arrest warrants either. You can search for criminal records and all sorts of background information. You can also do the search on anyone you want to, not just yourself.
Depending on which public records web site you use, you can either pay a small fee for each search that you do or, you can pay a small monthly subscription and do as many free arrest warrant searches as you want to. You can search nationwide and background check practically anyone.
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Author: Steve Gee