If you are concerned about an active arrest warrant, you should get a copy as soon as possible. Most arrest warrants are public records, and if you know where to look, you can find the one you need.
Where can I find an arrest warrant search?
There are several places where you can search for an active arrest warrant. However, these vary both in their ease of use, and in the security offered by their use. If you seriously believe you have an arrest warrant, try to stay away from police officers until you can get a copy of it, and have a lawyer advise you. As such, it is imperative that you find it as quickly as possible.
An online public records database.
This is the fastest way to search for an arrest warrant. Just navigate to a website like SpyFly, and you can get started. The only information you need to start searching is the full name, and the state from which the arrest warrant could have been issued. With that data in hand, the results should arrive in no time, and you can review all matching court orders. Even if you’re searching a fairly common name, such as “John Smith,” you can check the identifying details provided by the order to determine if it matches you.
Another advantage of SpyFly is the security they provide. You will not have to contact anyone, and SpyFly does not inform any agency of your search. Combine this with its accessibility from mobile devices, and SpyFly is without a doubt your best option.
Check the social networks of the state and municipal police
Some law enforcement agencies post arrest warrants on their websites, Twitter accounts, and Facebook pages. If your local police department has an online presence, you can check it to see if they’ve released any information about your court order.
However, the main problem with this is consistency. Law enforcement agencies are generally not required to issue arrest warrants for the public, and will only provide information if they intend to ask the public for help locating the suspect. Since if you can’t find your arrest warrant in the police media, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your warrant doesn’t exist, just that the police haven’t deemed it advisable to publish it.
Talk to an attorney
It should be specified that you should only do this if you are sure you have an arrest warrant, or as a last result when trying to find it. Although attorneys generally have access to databases that can provide access to any arrest warrant, they are unlikely to provide free assistance. At a minimum, you will be charged a hefty consultation fee for services rendered, and it would be a waste of money if it turned out that there was no court order.
That being said, if you have already obtained a copy of your court order, the next thing to do is seek legal advice. Some arrest warrants can be resolved peacefully, without the need for arrest. Find an attorney as soon as possible once you have found a copy of your arrest warrant, and they will be able to tell you what your next move should be.
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