Do you know how to find an arrest warrant?
You might think that having a warrant for arrest out on you is amusing, especially if you can’t remember doing anything wrong to get one. The fact is that an arrest warrant could have a dramatic effect on your life if you choose to ignore it. It could cost you a lot of money in mounting fines. You could end up with a jail sentence and it won’t do your reputation a bit of good.
The problem is that you don’t always know when a warrant has been issued for you and if you don’t know about it then you can’t do anything about it can you. Luckily there is an easy way for you to make a regular check on your arrest warrant status.
What exactly is an arrest warrant?
Most people don’t realize this but there are in fact at least 2 kinds of warrant that can be placed on you. One is issued by the police and is called an Arrest Warrant. A court can issue a Bench Warrant for you. In both cases the result will be the same, sooner or later the cops will come looking for you.
Are you a criminal identity theft victim?
It seems that not a day goes past that you don’t hear some horror story about someone having their identity stolen and finding that all their cards have been maxed out or the’ve suddenly got loans to pay back that they never took out in the first place. Identity theft is a popular activity amongst thieves and if they commit a criminal offence while they are impersonating you then guess who gets the arrest warrant? You do. Imagine that – the police wake you up in the middle of the night and drag you off for an offence that you never committed in a place that you’ve never been to. Wouldn’t you like to know about these warrants so that you can do something about them before the cops start chasing you?
How to find your arrest warrants before the cops come for you
It’s never been easier to search for things online and it’s getting better every day as more and more information becomes available. The only problem you have is finding the information that’s available to you. You’re in luck though because there are now organizations devoted to scavenging every bit of information from publicly available databases and presenting them to you in a single easy to use web site.
Information about arrest warrants is just one of a multitude of things that you can find out about yourself or someone else and you can do it completely confidentially from these online public records databases.
Alternative ways of checking for arrest warrants
If you don’t want to use a public records database web site then there are other ways you can use to try and find your warrants. None of them are as effective as the dedicated web site but it’s a good idea to be aware of them.
You could do nothing and just wait for the cops to knock on your door. It’s an easy method but if it happens then you are likely to be dragged off there and then and not be given much opportunity to do anything about the warrant.
You can ask at the courthouse but you have to know which courthouse the warrant was issued from. This isn’t much good if the warrant was issued elsewhere which it might be if you are the victim of criminal identity theft.
One method I don’t recommend is asking a police officer. They have the ability to search for your warrants and if you have one they will let you know soon enough but they are also very likely to arrest you on the spot. This isn’t what you want. You want to know about the warrant before you get arrested and do something about it like talk to a lawyer.
You can find background information, criminal records, arrest warrants and many other things by using these public records web sites. Use one today to discover any active arrest warrants you might have.