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Arrest Warrant

If you have an outstanding warrant, don't just wait for a law enforcement officer to come looking for you at your home or work. Instead, take a pro active approach by contacting a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL, who can help you resolve the warrant under the best possible terms.

In some cases, your attorney can petition the court to withdraw or quash the warrant or capias, especially after a failure to appear in court. In other cases, your attorney might be able to file a motion to surrender you in the courtroom so that the issue of bond can be addressed before you go into custody which might speed up your release.

Keep in mind that law enforcement agencies often delay entering information about an active warrant for sevearl weeks. Keeping the warrant a secret can make it easier for law enforcement officers to locate the subject and make an arrest. For this reason, a newly issued warrant might not show up immediately in an online search.

Attorney for an Arrest Warrant in Hillsborough County, FL

The first step is finding out whether you have an outstanding warrant and gathering as much information as you can. An attorney can help you determine if the warrant actually exists, find out the bond amount attached to the warrant (if any), and determine the best way to resolve the warrant so that you can save money, time and embarrassment.

An experienced criminal defense attorney also needs to be able to help you fight the underlying charge so that your rights are protected at every stage of the case as you fight for the best result.

Our attorneys represent clients after a warrant is issued at the courthouse in Tampa or Plant City in Hillsborough County, FL. We also represent clients on warrants for felony or misdemeanor offenses issued throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

If you are wanted for a crime, then contact our attorneys today to discuss your case during a free consultation. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call (813) 250-0500 today.


Types of Arrest Warrants Issued in Florida

The term "arrest warrant" is defined as a document signed by a judge that authorizes law enforcement to make an arrest and bring you back before the court. In Florida, the court can issue several different types of warrants including:

  • an arrest warrant;
  • a bench warrant;
  • a capias issued after a failure to appear in court;
  • a violation of probation or community control warrant;
  • an extradition or fugitive warrant; or
  • a governor's warrant.

An arrest warrant can be issued for a variety of reasons including:

  • the commission of a new misdemeanor or felony;
  • a violation of probation or community control; or
  • a failure to appear in court.

Additional Resources

Hillsborough County Warrant Inquiry - Visit the website of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Chad Chorister, Sheriff, to search for outstanding and warrants issued in Hillsborough County. Search the warrant database for active warrants by number or name.

Wanted Persons Warrant List by the FDLE - Visit the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to find a list of wanted people on a statewide basis throughout the State of Florida with an active outstanding warrant in any felony or misdemeanor case. The FCIC database has warrant information that is reported by local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida.

Florida Absconder/Fugitive Information Search - Visit the website of the Florida Department of Corrections to find the Corrections Offender Information Network with online search features. This database contains public record information on felony offenders sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections. You can search by entering the name, aliases, DC number, DC Criminal History Offense Category, county of supervision, and current location.

Department of Corrections
Bureau of Probation and Parole
Absconder Unit
(850) 717-3475
absconders@mail.dc.state.fl.us

This article was last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.