If you have an active warrant out for your arrest, it’s important to find out about it. The warrant may result in your arrest the next time you’re pulled over or go to a courthouse to deal with a civil matter. Turning yourself in can make the process much easier than ignoring it, reduce the risk of more serious punishments and fines, and prevent the creation of a criminal record.
Many state and county governments offer online warrant searches. Look for a search function on the home page of their website and enter your name. The results will indicate whether there is an outstanding warrant in your name and the case type (such as felony or misdemeanor).
Most of these sites are free to use, but some require registration or a payment. Paying for the service may give you more detailed information about your status and provide a more complete report. Regardless of whether you choose the paid route or search yourself on public records, it’s best to be thorough and identify the jurisdiction where the warrant was issued or valid.
If there is an active warrant out for your arrest, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand your rights and develop a strong legal strategy to respond to the charges against you. Attorney Michael A. Arbeit has the knowledge, experience and dedication to help you protect your interests and achieve the best outcome in your case. Schedule a consultation today. online warrant