A place to go when you have questions about outstanding warrants
There are certain questions that always seem to arise time and time again in the context of criminal defense. For example, people from all walks of life will commonly ask: Do I have an outstanding warrant?
While this may seem like an odd question to some, the reality is that it isn’t always easy to determine whether law enforcement officials are looking to take you into custody.
Fortunately, there are a few relatively simple steps that a person can take to ascertain whether they have an outstanding warrant:
- They can access the public records section of a local law enforcement agency’s website and conduct an online search. For example, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has a searchable “active warrants” page, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a public access system designed to allow searches for “wanted persons.”
- They can have someone place a call to a clerk of the court’s office. Here, the number and other relevant information is typically found on any paperwork received in the mail.
- They can consider consulting with an attorney.
It’s important to understand that experts recommend that anyone who discovers that they do, in fact, have an outstanding warrant via these first two steps should still strongly consider consulting with an attorney as to their next step. The reason? A skilled attorney can ensure the protection of their rights and possibly help prevent them from being taken into custody.
At the Umansky Law Firm, we understand how unnerving these situations can be. We can help you uncover what you need to know, and, if necessary, provide the aggressive advocacy to protect your rights and your freedom.
Please visit our website to learn more about how we can assist you regarding outstanding warrants.