If you suspect you, or someone close to you has an arrest warrant out for them, you probably want to find out right away. After all, being surprised by an arrest is a terrible experience, and can make you feel confused and scared. But, the question arises; how do you find an active arrest warrant?
Luckily, there are a variety of methods at your disposal, though they have varying degrees of effectiveness and practicality.
Visit Your Local Sheriff’s Office
Why not go directly to the source, right? Police are required to maintain a physical copy of all active arrest warrants in their offices. Whatever department has been issued the warrant will possess it. To learn about it, all you need to do is visit the station, speak with an officer on duty, and they’ll be able to determine if there’s an active arrest warrant for the person in question.
But, there’s a small catch. If you’re trying to check on your own arrest warrant, and there is one, you’re extremely likely to be arrested on the spot. While I wouldn’t advocate trying to avoid the police(seriously, don’t, you will almost certainly lose), it may be best to meet them on your own terms, which leads us to…
Visit A Local Attorney
Local law offices are almost certain to have access to a widespread public records database. If you’re willing to pay an hourly rate, they can acquire any information regarding an arrest warrant in your name, or someone else’s. However, keep in mind that most lawyers are simply looking for a client in you, and may only help you if you allow them to represent you in court. This is despite the relative simplicity of their systems, which is something you could accomplish yourself if you had the database at your disposal…
Online public records databases are by far the most convenient way to gain access to information regarding an active arrest warrant. Not only can they be accessed from your own home, but many, like SpyFly, can also be used on a phone. More importantly, they’re affordable, with services prioritizing low costs and high rewards.
Another advantage of using a public records database is its efficiency. They can access files from all across the nation, rather than being restricted to whatever county you’re in.
Now, if you find that you do possess an active arrest warrant on yourself, it’s imperative that you immediately seek legal counsel. Do not turn yourself into the police until you’ve learned the full extent of your charges, and how you can combat them in court.
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