Bail Bonds for Warrants: Turning Yourself In

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If you’ve learned that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, you’ll want to contact a local bondsman right away, because warrants never expire and they’re good in all 50 states.

Take the case of Robin Hall, for example.  Ms. Hall stole a pack of cigarettes from a Florida convenience store in 1981.  She never paid her court fees (roughly $85) and an arrest warrant was issued.

Fast forward to 2013, when she, her husband and two kids were on a Disney Cruise.

Warrant checks are frequently done on cruise ship passengers at ports of call– and when it was discovered Ms. Hall had the decades-old warrant, she was taken into custody and spent close to a week in jail before the case could get sorted out.

When someone learns they have a warrant, the best thing to do is to contact a bondsman to begin the process of cleaning the warrant up.  The bail bonds process for warrants will depend on the county that the warrant is out of.  In San Diego County, for example, bail bonds for warrants can be posted without the defendant needing to be booked into the county jail.

In Santa Clara County, the defendant will need to be booked into one of the sheriff’s department substations, but their bail bonds can be posted about 30 minutes later.

Other counties will require the defendant turn themselves into the county lock up, where they’ll need to be fully booked and processed before their bail bonds can be posted.

If you need help with, or have questions about bail bonds for warrants call our office now at 888-224-5266.  Payment plans are available to those who qualify and consultations are always free.

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