What To Do If You Have A Warrant

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by Tonya Page
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People will often call bail bonds companies asking for assistance because they believe they have a warrant out for their arrest.  Many times they’re a bit frightened and don’t know what to expect.  They wonder what’s going to happen to them and whether this means law enforcement officials will soon be knocking on their door. Often people in California will learn of a warrant during a job search, which clearly is an embarrassment.

As bail bondsmen, we do not look up warrants. If someone does have a warrant out for their arrest, one option is for them to surrender themselves at a local police station or to call the Clerk of the Court in the jurisdiction where the warrant is active and ask to get on the docket for the court. The Clerk of the Court can often inform defendants of a bail amount at which point a bail bond can be arranged with a bondsman.

Another, less recommended, course of action is to wait to be arrested. Sometimes this happens while traveling in an airport or being pulled over for a tail light. Either will lead to being taken into immediate custody.

People will often call bail bonds companies asking for assistance because they believe they have a warrant out for their arrest.  Many times they’re a bit frightened and don’t know what to expect.  They wonder what’s going to happen to them and whether this means law enforcement officials will soon be knocking on their door.

If someone does have a warrant out for their arrest, one option is for them to surrender themselves at a local police station or to call the Clerk of the Court in the jurisdiction where the warrant is active and ask to get on the docket for the court.  Another, less recommended course of action is to wait to be arrested. Sometimes this happens while traveling in an airport or being pulled over for a tail light. Either will lead to being taken into immediate custody.  

If someone is unaware that they have a warrant out against them and find themselves in a position where they’re being handcuffed and placed into the back of a police car; the best thing to do is to be cooperative and remain calm. 


One response to “What To Do If You Have A Warrant”

  1. Hilleray writes:

    What do you recommend if you don’t live in the state anymore that you have an active warrant in?

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