Never ask a cop if there is an arrest warrant out on you
If a police officer knows that there is a warrant for arrest issued on you then he will most likely arrest you on the spot. So the last thing you want to do if you think you have an active arrest warrant is to ask a cop to look it up. If you get arrested then you’ve just missed your chance to do something about the warrant before you get arrested.
Do you ever stop to think about what might happen if you get an active arrest warrant and ignore it? Well you will probably be ok for some time but arrest warrants don’t go away with time. If you want to avoid an early morning call from the police then you need to check if you have any warrants and give yourself up if you do.
You might get pulled over for a faulty rear light one day and a routine check discovers the warrant. Worse still, the police might decide to come looking for you and they have a habit of calling in the middle of the night when they know you are most likely to be at home.
There could be loads of reasons why you might have outstanding active arrest warrants and you might have no idea that they exist. Perhaps you’ve picked up a speeding warrant and haven’t got the notification yet or maybe you’ve forgotten to pay a fine.
You could be the victim of criminal identity theft
If someone steals your identity it’s called identity theft. If someone steals your identity and commits a crime posing as you then it’s called criminal identity theft. If someone has done this to you then you could have warrants for arrest in all sorts of places for all sorts of offences and you won’t have any idea that they exist. This is a bad position to be in and it’s almost impossible to stop it from happening.
Do you dread the thought of getting your identity stolen? You can get your bank accounts cleaned out, loans taken out in your name and even active arrest warrants for things you didn’t do.
If you know that there are active arrest warrants on you then you have a chance to do something about them before the situation gets out of hand. The sooner you learn about them the better.
Check the courthouse
If you know where your warrants might have been issued then you can go to the courthouse and ask. If you don’t know where the warrants might be then you’re going to have a problem because you won’t know which courthouse to enquire at. You can’t ask them all can you? If you’ve had your identity stolen then you might have active arrest warrants anywhere.
How to check for active arrest warrants the easy way
To make absolutely sure that you’ve done everything that you possibly can to check for warrants then you should use an online public records service. These services combine information from multiple private and public records databases so that you can search them all quickly, conveniently, confidentially and from the comfort of your own home.
Find out if you’ve got any active arrest warrants right away because you can’t afford to leave it a minute longer.
Author: Steve Gee