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How Can I Find Out if There Are Any Warrants Out for My Arrest?

Unlike search warrants, arrest warrants can be valid for years. This means that there could be a warrant out for your arrest  that you are unaware of. This is unlikely unless you have violated the law in some serious way and finding out if you have any outstanding warrants is not always an easy process.

Can I Ask the Police Myself?

arrest warrant lawyerWhile it is possible to ask the police directly, they will likely tell you that you must come down to the police station and present ID to see if there are any warrants in your name. This is not the wisest option because if there are any warrants, you will be arrested on the spot.

What Other Options Do I Have?

If you do not want to go to the police asking if there is a warrant out for you arrest, you still have other options. These include the following:

Some of these options may cost a fair amount of money, but they are better options than finding out about an arrest warrant by being arrested. Also, there are websites that have databases of warrants that you can search. Most of these sites will charge a fee for the service.

What Should I Do if There is a Warrant for My Arrest?

If there is a warrant for your arrest, you will likely want to clear it up as soon as possible. The best advice is to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney can advise you of you rights and defenses and help you with the complicated legal system.

Other Tips in Searching for an Arrest Warrant

You should make sure that you are searching in the right system. There are different systems for state and federal cases and there are different systems among the different states. Just because there isn't a warrant for your arrest in California doesn't mean there isn't one in Nevada. Also, use common sense in searching for arrest warrants. For example if you've never been outside the state of New York, it is highly unlikely that there are any warrants for your arrest in Ohio.

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Last Modified: 01-28-2014 10:18 AM PST

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