An arrest warrant is issued by a judge on behalf of the state to authorize the arrest and detention of a citizen for a criminal or civil charge. It can be combined with the search of and seizure of personal property. In Texas, an arrest warrant has no expiration and can be served at any time, any place. An arrest warrant can be served at your home, at your job, in public places, at private parties, or anywhere an officer may recognize you. Many people are unaware of outstanding warrants until they are actually arrested.
Here is how you can find out if there is an arrest warrant against you. Check your details on this website: www.GovernmentRegistry.org Do not approach a police officer to check if there is an outstanding warrant against you. Always get legal representation first when you find out that you have an outstanding arrest warrant in your name.
A police officer can only arrest an individual if the officer has 1) Probable cause to arrest and 2) a valid arrest warrant. An officer has probable cause if there is hearsay about violation of the law from more than one witness. Probable cause for an arrest can also be determined if the police officer witnesses a violation of the law by a person in public or private.
If you have an outstanding arrest warrant and are not sure what it is about, call us at 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) today to protect yourself. We are here, ready and available to help assess, evaluate, and defend your case. We offer you the chance to a free consultation before you decide to employ us to represent your best interests and protect your future.