Is There a Warrant for My Arrest?
In order to find out if there is a warrant out for your arrest, the most effective method is to check with the court. Courts in different jurisdictions will have different records, so be sure to check with the court in the jurisdiction you believe you may have a warrant in. Instead of taking a chance and searching for outstanding warrants on your own, you can hire an attorney to do this for you.
Things as simple as forgetting to pay a fine can result in a warrant out for you. Failure to appear in court can also result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. The best thing to do if you learn that there is a warrant out for you is to contact an attorney and then proceed to notify the authorities. If the authorities see that you are complying with your warrant, they may not impose very severe penalties.
Identity theft or mistaken identity can also result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. If someone steals your identity by obtaining your social security number, bank account information, etc. and they commit a crime while under the guise of your identity, you can suffer the consequences wrongly.
It is important to make sure that, at all times, the property registered to you and you alone is in your name. For example, if you have not yet transferred the title of your vehicle after a sale, and the new owner of your vehicle commits a crime, law enforcement can trace the offense back to you even though you were not there.
Again, the importance of contacting a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney cannot be emphasized enough. You may be able to check public records online, but if you are doing this alone then you may not know where to start or where to look. Contact our firm so that we can inform you of any warrants out for you.