Defense Lawyers For Arrest Warrants In Florida
If you are facing active or outstanding warrants in the state of Florida, contact an arrest and bench warrant lawyer to defend you today. Do not assume that warrants are simply a mistake, that they will sort themselves out, or that the courts will see your side when you appear. The reality is that if law enforcement runs an active warrant search, Florida law states they can arrest you on-the-spot should they find anything outstanding.
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Failing to take care of warrants can land you in jail, may result in costly court fines, and can lead to lengthy, inconvenient trials. Weinstein Legal can help. If a warrant has been issued for you in Florida, contact us and ask for an attorney today. Our team is happy to provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation, without any obligation.
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A warrant issued for your arrest in Florida requires immediate attention. Seeek the legal assistance of a defense attorney now.
We Aggressively Defend Clients throughout Central Florida, South Florida, and the Treasure Coast
Through our law firm’s offices in Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, our Florida warrant defense attorneys serve clients in Miami, Hialeah and throughout Miami-Dade County; Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, and thoughout Broward County; West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, and throughout Palm Beach County; Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach, and throughout several Central Florida counties.
Florida Warrant Search
Do you want to know how to check for a warrant in your name in Florida? Luckily, you can do so online from the safety and privacy of your own home or mobile device. It’s essential to remember that if you do find an active warrant in your name that you contact arrest warrant lawyers at Weinstein Legal before taking any next steps.
The team at Weinstein Legal can provide you with advice on how to proceed, whether to turn yourself in, and what documents to gather before contacting the courts. Your chances are always better when you have a Florida criminal defense attorney fighting on your behalf to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
Finding Arrest Warrants In Palm Beach County, Florida
To find active or outstanding warrants in Palm Beach County, visit the My Palm Beach Clerk Court Records online portal. Click “Search Court Records” and then select the option to “Continue As a Guest”. Here you will find information pertaining to court dates, criminal charges, sentencing, official documents, and more.
If applicable, warrants in Palm Beach County will also appear in the appropriate state and federal databases. Additionally, as criminal warrants are public information you should be able to find out if there is one in your name by calling the courthouse, or by appearing at the courthouse and requesting a copy of your records. Always consult an arrest warrant lawyer before appearing at the courthouse as law enforcement may take you directly into custody.
Finding Arrest Warrants In Broward County, Florida
Finding an arrest warrant in Broward County, Florida is also a simple and straightforward process. Use the online portal available at the Broward County Clerk of Courts website. Like Palm Beach County, you can also find out if there’s an active warrant in your name by calling the courthouse or by appearing in person, however it is always best to speak with a lawyer before doing so.
Applicable warrants in Broward County will also show up in the designated state and federal databases when you run a search in Florida.
How Do I Know What County My Warrant Is In?
We often hear questions regarding what county an active warrant will appear in, and sometimes individuals have difficulty seeing if there are any warrants in their name because they don’t know where to search.
An active or outstanding warrant will always appear under the jurisdiction in which the offense took place. If you have a bench warrant for a missed court date, for example, the warrant will appear in the county of that initial court date, even if that is not the county in which you live.
Different Types Of Active Warrants
There are several different type of active warrants, but they all must be issued by a judge. A “warrant” by definition is an “authorization or sanction” granted by a judge to local law enforcement or governing bodies. It permits, directs, or allows members of law enforcement to take specific action – usually to take you into police custody under arrest.
Here are the 6 most common types of active warrants.
1) Search Warrant
Your Constitutional rights protect you against illegal search and seizure, meaning that law enforcement must have both probable cause and a legal warrant to search your home or property. This type of warrant outlines what premises or property police can search for the purpose of finding evidence pertaining to a specific and documented crime.
2) Arrest Warrant
An arrest warrant authorizes the detention and arrest of a named person as the result of a specific crime – usually a crime that takes place outside of the view of law enforcement. This means that if police watch you commit a crime, such as assault, they do not need this type of warrant before making an arrest.
3) Capias, or Warrant For Failure To Appear
A judge may issue a warrant in your name if you fail to appear for a scheduled court appearance.
For a misdemeanor charge, this is called a bench warrant or capias. Police may place you under arrest upon apprehending you and you may remain in custody until your next court date.
When someone charged with a felony fails to appear, a felony warrant called an alias capias will be issued.
For juveniles facing charges, a pick up order is issued.
4) Warrant For Failure To Pay
Many conviction penalties come with stipulations that the defendant must pay certain fines, surcharges, fees, assessment costs, or incarceration costs as punishment for their crime. Additionally, sometimes you may have to pay restitution to a victim, or for items such as traffic tickets. If you fail to pay these costs or fall behind on payments a judge may issue a warrant for your arrest.
5) Warrant for Violation of Probation
A warrant can be issued when a judge signs a warrant from a probation officer.
6) Child Support Arrest Warrant
If the court orders you to pay child support to a co-parent and you fail to do so, a judge may order a warrant for your arrest. Even though child support matters are generally decided in family court, and are not criminal matters, failing to pay can land you in criminal court. Additionally, failing to appear for a child support hearing can result in the issuing of a bench warrant.
Advantages Of Hiring An Attorney
Having an arrest warrant defense attorney on your side can help your case significantly. A lawyer may be able to help clear your warrants before you are ever arrested or appear in court. Additionally, if you do get taken into custody, a warrant defense attorney may be able to help coordinate your release from jail more quickly. Furthermore, if you are the target of a search warrant having a lawyer on your side to advocate for your rights is essential.
If you run a search in Florida and see your name appear, the most important thing to remember is not to panic. Before contacting the courts or turning yourself in, contact an arrest and bench warrant lawyer at Weinstein Legal for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys can tell you what to expect and the best next steps to take to preserve your freedom.
Lawyer For Outstanding Warrants throughout Central Florida, South Florida, and the Treasure Coast
Contact Weinstein Legal today for a free case evaluation if you have outstanding warrants in Orange County, Lake County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Brevard County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, Osceola County, and Polk County, Palm Beach, Broward, or Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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The team at Weinstein Legal works with a variety of private investigators and professionals who can provide expert testimony to help many cases.
Our phone lines are open around the clock, every day of the year to ensure that there is never a call for help that goes unanswered. Don’t face the courts alone if you have an active warrant, our defense attorneys are here to protect your rights. We are your voice.
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