What Can Happen If There Is A Warrant For Your ArrestWritten on September 23, 2014
Arrest warrants can be issued in several ways. If you are arrested for a crime, whether it’s a felony or misdemeanor, the police officer will take you to jail. Afterwards, the officer will go before a judge and swear out a warrant.
In other cases, an investigation may take place and a law enforcement officer will obtain the warrant before you are arrested. Officers may then come to your house, or place of business, to arrest you. You might not even know there is a warrant out for you.
Probation officers are also able to take out warrants. If some sort of probation violation has occurred, the warrant will be issued and deputies from the sheriff’s office will come looking for you. Law enforcement personnel may come to your house, talk to your neighbors or even make inquires with family members.
If you are arrested for an outstanding warrant, your first call should be to The Silverbach Group. We have experienced attorneys ready to help you. It’s important to remember that just because you are arrested for an outstanding warrant, you aren’t automatically guilty. You are innocent until proven guilty. The attorneys at The Silverbach Group will make sure your rights are protected.
There are times when a person may know they have an active warrant. Sometimes the police, or probation officer, will make contact with someone and let them know there is a warrant out for their arrest. This can give you the opportunity to turn yourself in. It’s no fun getting pulled over because of a traffic violation, with your kids in the car, and finding yourself in handcuffs because of a warrant. If you turn yourself in, you are able to make arrangements for your family and sometimes even pay the bond ahead of time. Before turning yourself in, though, you should consult an attorney.
A warrant is serious business and isn’t something to be taken lightly. Chances are, if there is a warrant out for your arrest, the police will catch up with you. If you or a loved one have been arrested, or are aware of a warrant out for your arrest, contact the attorneys at The Silverbach Group immediately. We are here to help you through the legal system. You can reach us at (770) 635-0334.