The police knock at the door, a detective’s business card is left for you, or a friend or relative calls you to let you know the police are looking for you – that is how it starts. Sometimes a background check for a new job uncovers a forgotten past. Other times a warrant is discovered during a routine traffic stop. In any event, the warrant will not go away.
Law enforcement agencies now share data via computer networks and databases. Unlike the days-gone-by where such information was kept locally, usually in a paper file, these records are almost instantly shared with those who access the numerous databases that report incidents. Due to automation, sometimes names, alleged alias names, dates of birth, and residency information are cross referenced in error. When this happens even the most understanding law enforcement officer will sometimes make an arrest based on wrong information.
What is an Arrest Warrant?
Under Florida State law, an arrest warrant can be issued in several ways. One warrant can arise from a failure to appear (FTA ) in court. For a valid warrant, there must be an order and proper legal notice. For some traffic tickets or a Notice to Appear ( NTA ) the only notice given is to the person who has been encountered by the police. Sometimes suspects give a false name and an arrest warrnt may be issued for the person who was unfortunate enough to have someone steal their identity. Notices to Appear are frequently issued for misdemeanor drug charges or shoplifting.
Another warrant can be issued after police refer a case to a local prosecutor. In Florida, local prosecutors are called State Attorneys. Sometimes an Assistant State Attorney or investigating law enforcement officer will request a Judge to issue an arrest warrant.
How can an arrest warrant be removed from the system?
In any event, some warrants have a cash bond amount set and upon posting the bond the warrant can be recalled. Other warrants will require the suspect to turn themselves in to the county jail. Failure to turn in or upon being caught out-of-county or out-of-state the person will be held or transported to appear before a judge in court.
Some suspects, with the assistance of Counsel, choose to turn themselves in in open court. Some County and Circuit judges will immediately consider the issue of bond and may look favorably upon those who voluntarily appear versus those who are arrested by law enforcement and then hauled in to the system. Once the issue of bond is addressed and the person is released, the warrant will disappear.
A Tampa arrest warrants attorney may help you in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, or Pasco County Florida. A qualified Arrest Warrant Attorney can help and advise you as to the easiest way to put this situation behind. Some Defendants with Arrest Warrants get professional affordable help from a Former Prosecutor. W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr., is an arrest warrant attorney who was an Assistant State Attorney / Prosecutor in the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. People with Outstanding Warrants in Tampa Bay area counties can call Casey for free advice and get recommendations for help when troubles arise. We can access law enforcement and court records to find out what we can do for you. Warrants for all types of crimes from traffic offenses to felony charges can be issued by law enforcement or Judges. Whether you believe there is or is going to be a warrant issued or has been issued for your arrest, you can contact us and we can file appropriate motions and make contact with the local prosecutor so the warrant can be cleared.
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