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How to find out if you have a warrant

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you suspect that the police have a warrant out for your arrest in Georgia, it’s better to find out as soon as possible than wait for the police to find you. Depending on the jurisdiction, you might be able to get information about a potential warrant over the phone. However, some sheriff’s offices won’t give you the information unless you show up in person.

How do you know if you have an active warrant?

To find out if you have an arrest warrant, you’ll have to figure out which county the warrant might be in. Once you’ve found the county, call that county’s sheriff’s office. Some areas might give you the information right away while others require you to visit the sheriff’s office.

If you can’t get information over the phone, bring your ID and visit the county sheriff’s office. They could tell you about any outstanding warrants you have attached to your name. Note that the police might arrest you if you visit the sheriff’s office and have an active warrant. You might want to contact a criminal law attorney before you start seeking information on a warrant. If you have a warrant against you, you’re probably going to face a criminal defense trial at some point.

Should you hire an attorney before you get arrested?

When you suspect that the police might accuse you of a crime, it’s best to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Even if nothing happens, you’ll still have a relationship with an attorney to help you with future legal issues. If you do get arrested, you’ll be able to call your attorney right away and start getting the legal assistance you need. Having an attorney might have a major impact on the outcome of your case.

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