If you or someone you love is involved in a legal issue that is expected to involve having an arrest warrant issued, the feelings of fear and anxiety can be devastating to the entire family. This can happen for seeming minor issues, including forgetting to attend a court date or failing to pay a traffic ticket or for more serious ones, involving the alleged commission of a crime that causes arrest warrants to be issued during or after an investigation process.
What is a warrant check?
If the person named on the arrest warrant has no warning that they are about to be taken into custody, they have no option to prepare themselves and their families for the disruption their arrest is sure to cause. Many bail bond agents offer a complimentary service, called a warrant check, to assist with this problem.
During a warrant check, bail bond agents are able to check with local law enforcement agencies to see if a warrant has been issued for a particular person. If a warrant exists or is about to be issued, the bail bond agent may be able to notify the person named on the warrant and help them make bond arrangements before surrendering to law enforcement.
How do warrant checks help families?
When the person named on a pending arrest warrant is able to be notified of the warrant prior to the actual arrest, they can minimize the disruption in their family's life. If there are young children in the home, childcare can be arranged so that their is no risk of having the children placed into the protection of child services.
Warrant checks can also offer the advance notice needed to help the person named on the arrest warrant arrange time off work, if needed, to help protect their income. It can also be useful in allowing them time to hire an attorney for defense and to negotiate a surrender time and place that will cause the least hardship and embarrassment for themselves and their loved ones.
It should also be noted that persons named in arrest warrants that voluntarily surrender themselves prior to being arrested are showing a willingness to address their legal issues that may be looked upon favorably during later court proceedings.
If you are concerned that an arrest warrant may be imminent for your or someone your love, consider contacting a reputable bail bond agent in your area who offers warrant check services to their clients. Doing this will help to lessen the anxiety associated with pending legal matters and allow you to better manage your options in successfully addressing them.