How Do I Know if There Is a Warrant for My Arrest in Florida?
You might have simply been going about your day when you found out that there was a warrant out for your arrest. That’s an upsetting situation, as you might not have expected it.
In other cases, you may believe there’s a warrant for your arrest but you aren’t certain one way or the other. You might be asking yourself, “How do I know if there is a warrant for my arrest in Florida?” The short answer? Call an experienced criminal defense lawyer at Hersem Law. In the meantime, read on for more information.
What Leads to a Warrant in Florida?
In Florida, there are several types of warrants, and they can be issued for multiple reasons. Typically, you’ll know if you missed a court date or violated your probation, and both of those actions could trigger a warrant with your name on it.
But what you may not know is that law enforcement could have been investigating you for a crime and, based on their report, the state attorney decided to file formal charges against you. That scenario will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, as well.
Finding Your Warrant
To find out whether there is a warrant for your arrest in Florida, you can check the local database for the sheriff’s office in your county. There is also a statewide service from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that is supposed to keep all warrants throughout the state of Florida in a uniform fashion.
Keep in mind that some warrants will remain hidden from public view until you are arrested, and there’s no way to find out whether it’s out there or not.
Either way, if you believe an arrest is imminent, you should talk to your Hersem Law attorney. You’ll want an experienced legal ally on your side from the moment that warrant hits the system so you’ll know what to do if an officer contacts you to ask questions or make an arrest.
Unfortunately, arrests sometimes happen before you can talk to your defense lawyer, but if you find out about the warrant beforehand, then there are many ways we can help you with a discreet arrest or possibly a motion to the court to make sure your warrant doesn’t end with you being put in jail. Having a plan in place can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case.
Contact an Arrest Lawyer in Tampa for Help
Your lawyer from Hersem Law can guide you during this difficult time. We’re focused on helping you get through the system quickly and, more importantly, with the best results possible. If you’re not sure where to begin, we offer free strategy sessions where we can discuss what to do about your impending warrant.
Reach out for the legal guidance you need by calling 813-251-7291. You can also contact us by filling out the online contact form at the bottom of this page.