There are many questions about an arrest warrant especially when one has been issued for you. Ajua Bail Bonds would like to define what an arrest warrant is, what to expect when one has been issued, and why a suspect might have an arrest warrant placed on them. This may help to answer those many questions and even the most important question of all; what to do when a warrant has been issued for your arrest?
 

What is an Arrest Warrant?

An arrest warrant is when a judge within the court of laws grants permission to law enforcement offices the right to arrest an individual for a crime they have been found guilty of committing or have probable cause to issue the warrant. The warrant process can be expedited if there is any pertinent evidence placed before the judge when requesting the warrant for the arrest. Warrants are either requested by a prosecutor, a law enforcement officer or detective. However if a felony or even misdemeanor is committed in front of a law enforcement officer they do not require an arrest warrant to arrest the individual.
 

What Happens After an Arrest Warrant is Issued?

For those who have an arrest warrant placed on them, this means that at any time a law enforcement officer can arrest the individual whose name is on the warrant. It doesn’t matter where this individual may be at the time of the arrest. There are no restrictions as when or where the officer can place the arrest.
 

Difference Between Arrest Warrant & Bench Warrant

Some ask if a bench warrant is the same thing as an arrest warrant. They are not the same thing. However they both do still give a law enforcement officer the right to arrest the person with the bench warrant just as with an arrest warrant. A bench warrant is typically placed when a individual was ordered to appear in court, typically due to a crime committed, and failed to report for their scheduled court date.
 

Reasons for Arrest Warrants to Be Issued

There can be many reasons why an arrest warrant is issued. Some of the most typical or common reasons are when a person is found guilty of committing:
1. Rape
2. Murder
3. Theft
4. Breaking and entering
5. Abduction
6. Smuggling
7. Grand Theft Auto
 

How to Take Care of an Arrest Warrant Without Going to Jail

Once of the best options when an arrest warrant has been placed on an individual is for them to seek a warrant walk through. A warrant walk through is when the individual with the arrest warrant turns themselves in to begin the court process. Turning yourself in shows the person’s willingness to work with the court system and if proven guilty of the crime they normally will receive a lighter sentence. Most bail bond companies provide a warrant walk through along with a bail bond to help keep the person out of jail, give them time with loved ones, continue working, and even work on providing information or evidence to work on his or her defense of the case. In Kings County, you will have to physically be present with your bail bond agent when you present yourself for the warrant walk through buy in Fresno, Madera and Tulare County, Ajua Bail Bonds can appear on your behalf!
 

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Ajua Bail Bonds can help provide both a warrant walk through and bail for those arrested. If you want to avoid the humiliation of being arrested in front of loved ones, co-workers or friends, consider getting a warrant walk through. If you need a warrant walk through or bail bond, contact Ajua Bail Bonds today.