Being in legal trouble is something everyone wants to avoid. Yet, there is a possibility someone has a warrant for their arrest and they don’t realize it. There are plenty of reasons for warrants to be issued, so those who think this may be a possibility will want to speak with a lawyer right away. Waiting could mean they are pulled over and arrested, and they won’t have any control over the situation.
Is There a Warrant?
The first thing to do is find out if there is a warrant. A lawyer can use the legal databases to look this up for their client. If there is a warrant, the lawyer will be able to give the client details about it such as when it was issued, what it was issued for, the type of warrant, and more. The client will then want to find out what they should do to handle the warrant properly, so the situation doesn’t get any worse.
The Reason for the Warrant
Why was the warrant issued? The reasoning behind the warrant could make a difference in how it’s handled and whether or not the person will need to go to jail. Warrants can be issued for someone who is suspected of committing a crime, someone who doesn’t show up to court, and a variety of other reasons. Once the client knows why the warrant was issued, they can work with the lawyer to determine what they should do next.
What to Do About the Warrant
What to do will depend on why the warrant was issued, the client’s situation, and more. In many cases, the lawyer may recommend the client turns themself in at the local jail to be booked, then released on bail. The lawyer can help with this process to make it faster and easier. There may be times when the client can pay a fine or set a new court date to avoid having to be booked into jail and released on bail.
The lawyer will then discuss the next steps with their client. This may involve attending court on specific dates to fully handle the situation, pay late fines, or anything else that will help fully resolve the situation. The lawyer will be there to help their client through the whole process, can explain everything fully, and answer any questions the client may have. The goal is to make sure the whole situation, not just the warrant, is solved so the client can avoid further legal trouble.
If you’re worried about a warrant for your arrest, whether you already know what it is or you just suspect there could be one, it’s time to seek legal help now. This will help you avoid any surprises and can help you avoid spending a significant amount of time in jail waiting for everything to go through the court system. Contact a lawyer from the Kania Law Office today to learn more about what they can do to help and how they’ll recommend you handle the warrant.