An arrest warrant is an order signed by a judge authorizing an individual’s arrest for a specific criminal act. Unfortunately, many people do not know that an arrest warrant has been issued for them until they are arrested. However, there are ways to find out if there is a warrant out for a person’s arrest.
A warrant search from a third party commercial website collect information on arrest warrants. However, these websites pull data from many different sources. These different sources include county property records, vital statistics, and driving records. So the websites may have old, incomplete, or no information regarding arrest warrants.
No, most law enforcement websites are limited to its jurisdiction. For example, a Floridian cannot check a Butler County, Ohio police website for any warrants in Florida. They would have to check in the county where they believe the warrant is listed.
Yes, a criminal attorney can help you determine if you have a warrant. An attorney will look up the information for you. They will also advise you on the legal options you have to resolve the warrant.
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