Not knowing whether or not there is an arrest warrant looming over your head is no doubt both scary and stressful. While ignoring an arrest warrant won’t make it go away, there are some things you can do to ease your fears and get yourself or your loved one out of jail sooner, rather than later. Here’s what you need to know:
An arrest warrant is a written order issued and signed by a U.S. judge or grand jury. The warrant permits law enforcement to proceed with an arrest based on probable cause that a person was involved in illegal activity. An arrest warrant is not the same as a bench warrant. A bench warrant is issued when a person fails to appear at a scheduled or required court hearing.
The short answer (and the only answer) is, “no.” Despite popular belief, ignoring an arrest warrant will not make it magically disappear. Both law enforcement and prosecutors must execute arrest warrants swiftly as well as prove they made a reasonable attempt to locate a person accused of a crime. An arrest warrant will remain in effect indefinitely no matter how long ago it was issued.
It’s imperative to take care of an arrest warrant matter as soon as possible. If you think you may have an arrest warrant out for you or a loved one, but are not entirely sure, it’s a good idea to contact a bail agent immediately for assistance. If it is confirmed you have a warrant out for your arrest, your bail agent can assist you and get you out of jail faster.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with an arrest warrant or any other arrest matter, we can help. Contact A-1 Bail Bonds today at (808) 664-5010 for more information about the bail bonds process and get you out of jail quickly.
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