Discovering an Outstanding Warrant: How to React

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Discovering an Outstanding Warrant May Be Alarming, But These Three Steps Will Help You.

Have you just discovered an outstanding warrant for yourself or a family member? First of all, stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay! Carefully follow these three steps and you’ll be well on your way to getting things back under control.

Step #1: Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney

You can learn about the details of the warrant through your county clerk’s office, as well as some free warrant search tools online. Once you’ve confirmed the warrant however, your first step should be to contact a defense attorney. They will help you sort through the details of the warrant, confirm its authenticity, and learn when and by whom the warrant was issued. If you or your loved one haven’t been approached by the police yet, they can arrange the best place and submit to the police, if that’s necessary.

Step #2: Talk to a Bail Bondsman

Depending on the gravity of the alleged crime, you may need to secure a bond for your bail costs. Arranging a bondsman to arrive at your court appearance shouldn’t be difficult, and it will ensure that you (or your loved one) face little time in jail before the official court date.

Step #3: Show Up to Your Scheduled Court Appearances

All your efforts will be wasted if you fail to arrive on time on the scheduled court dates. Make sure you have set aside work hours, arranged rides, and confirmed location and time. It may be a scary ordeal, but if you follow these steps the process should be much less stressful for you and your loved ones.

For more information about the bail process or dealing with an outstanding warrant, feel free to talk with our professionals at Bail Shop, LLC. You can reach us day or night at 888-224-5711.