Have An Outstanding Warrant In Denton, Cooke, or Wise County?

If you have an outstanding arrest warrant in Texas, it is advisable that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to have quality legal representation and possibly avoid an embarrassing situation or even arrest. Hire a Former Denton County Prosecutor to deal with your outstanding warrant and you may be able to save time, money, and further issues with your criminal record.

Arrest Warrant

Like it sounds, an arrest warrant permits law enforcement to arrest a certain individual on site. The presiding judge is the party who issues this type of warrant. What is the purpose of an arrest warrant? This type of warrant might be issued for a failure to appear in court on a certain date or some other type of “probable cause for arrest.” A valid Denton County arrest warrant should only be issued if there is probable cause to arrest the individual.

Bench Warrant

This type of warrant authorizes immediate and on-sight arrest by law enforcement. This type of warrant slightly differs from a typical arrest warrant in that the common cause for issuance is contempt of court (i.e. failure to appear in court). While bench warrants are commonly issued in criminal cases, they can also be issued in the event of a civil case.

Search Warrant

A search warrant does not necessarily indicate a criminal arrest, but it could possibly lead to one. A search warrant rightfully obtained allows law enforcement to search and seize any property for evidence against you. If there is reasonable suspicion of a crime being committed, then law enforcement may be able to obtain a search warrant to search the alleged person’s property, home, car, person, etc. Without a valid search warrant, law enforcement would be in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

It is possible to search law enforcement’s database and see if there is a warrant against you. The biggest hurdle to searching on your own is that you are limited to a small amount of resources. An experienced attorney can assist you in uncovering any warrants against you, as warrant records will differ depending on the jurisdiction (records will only appear in the jurisdiction where the alleged offense took place). The ultimate goal of a warrant is to place a suspected criminal into custody either for questioning, to charge them with a crime or to keep them away from others if they are believed to present a danger to the community. If there is a warrant against you, then you have the right to an attorney.

Call or contact us online today for a free confidential consultation. Paige McCormick works with clients in the Denton, Cooke, & Wise Counties. Evening and weekend appointments may be available upon request.

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