An arrest warrant is a document issued by a judge that gives police officers the power to arrest a specific person. Before a police officer can obtain an arrest warrant, he must be able to establish probable cause that the individual committed a crime. Once the warrant is issued, a police officer can arrest you at any time, so it’s important to know when there is a warrant out for your arrest.
To look for outstanding arrest warrants, you can either contact an attorney for help or perform an online search. Go to the website for the city or county that you live in or Google something along the lines of “arrest warrants in Denver.” This should direct you to a page where you can search for your name and see if there is a warrant issued for your arrest. If you can’t find the page online, you can always call the court clerk and ask if there is an outstanding warrant in your name.
If there is a warrant out for your arrest, it’s in your best interests to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Provide him with your information so he can look up the arrest warrant, which should contain information on the criminal charges that you face. He will be able to explain what charges have been filed against you and the possible penalties you may face for each charge if you are convicted.
The attorney will advise you on the next steps that you should take. It’s recommended that you turn yourself in as soon as possible instead of waiting for the police to track you down and arrest you. Why? By turning yourself in, you are showing that you are not going to run away from the charges. A judge will most likely take this into consideration when determining your bail. He may assume that you are not a flight risk since you were willing to turn yourself in, which will work in your favor.
If possible, have your attorney escort you when you turn yourself in so he can ensure that your rights are not violated. Your attorney will then get to work securing your release from custody and crafting an appropriate defense strategy for your case.
Do you think there’s a warrant out for your arrest? If so, don’t wait to find out the hard way. The criminal defense attorneys at Reisch Law Firm will investigate to determine if there’s an outstanding warrant in your name, and then offer you guidance on what to do next. Schedule a free consultation by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.