you believe that a warrant has been issued by a court for your
arrest, you want to act quickly to find out if it is true. The best way
out is with a warrant search.
being stopped by the police for a minor traffic violation and
being placed in handcuffs because of an outstanding arrest warrant, or
could lose your job if the police came to you place of employment and
into custody. There are three easy ways to conduct a warrant search
help you to avoid disruption in your life. Once you know there is an
outstanding warrant you can seek legal representation and arrange to
and deal with the warrant while avoiding an embarrassing arrest.
on the federal, state and local levels have websites you can
access to do a warrant search. Most of the websites
will give you the warrant number, the name of the court, the charges
reason the warrant was issued. Some websites also provide you with the
you must pay to clear the warrant if it was issued for your failure to
jurisdictions allow you to pay fines and other outstanding charges
online to clear a warrant. Once the payment is made, the warrant is
from the system. If you must appear in court, the warrant
provide you with the procedure you must follow to clear the warrant.
usually involves appearing before a judge.
should consult with an attorney before you go to the court or to a
local law enforcement agency to surrender under a warrant. It is a good
have an attorney with you when you are taken into custody. An attorney
on your behalf would be helpful if the judge hearing the case decides
Calling the local
the local court that issued a warrant is an option in case you
cannot do a warrant search because online searches are not available in
city or county. Some court clerks will give you the same information
get with an online search, but other jurisdictions might limit the
they give out to only an acknowledgement that a warrant exists and
on how to address it.
Conducting a warrant
search at the courthouse
you know the court that might have issued a warrant, you can go to
the court to conduct a warrant search. The usual procedure is to go to
clerk's office, obtain the information about the charges and the
that led to the warrant being issued, and then filling out a form to be
to a judge's calendar to have the warrant recalled or rescinded.
it is never a good idea to go to court without an attorney
representing you if there might be a warrant out for your arrest.
are conducting a warrant search online, you best course of action is to
your attorney make the inquiries with the court clerks about it.
Click here to check other public record resources for Background Check information.