The constant feeling of looking over your shoulder is enough to drive anyone crazy, so when you add that stress with it being law enforcement looking to arrest you, it can be a nightmare. Whether you know for sure or merely have a feeling that there may be a warrant out for your arrest, there are things you can do to take some of the pressure off and try to take control of the situation. Here is how to take action.
Get in touch with your local bail bondsman
The first step to take if you are concerned about a warrant is to call a local bail bonds agency. If you explain the situation to them, they should have the ability to search your name in the database and confirm whether or not there actually is a warrant and what the charges are that accompany it. If there is a warrant, a bail bondsman may also be able to assist in addressing the warrant. For some issues such as outstanding tickets, there is usually a bond cost attached to the warrant which the bail bondsman can help you pay to potentially avoid an arrest altogether. Though it will not take away the need to show up to court for any and all court proceedings that stem from the case.
What to do if you can’t avoid arrest
There are a couple of main reasons why a warrant would still require arrest. Either the arrest stems from the result of an internal investigation or the defendant has not shown up to their scheduled court hearing and has not made any effort to contact the courts or reschedule the hearing. In these cases, there is no way to pay a bond ahead of time, however, since you now know that a warrant exists, you can get in contact with a lawyer to negotiate terms of surrender to help avoid the stress of not knowing when and where it will happen. By doing this, you take control of when you will report and have time to address things without leaving loose ends.
Overall, as stressful as the situation is, you don’t have to wait in anticipation for an arrest to happen. It’s first better to even know if there is a warrant to begin with and once that is known, you have options on how to address it so nothing has to come at you unexpectedly. If you are in the Denver metro area or front range and have questions about a possible warrant, we are always happy to answer any questions and assist!