How do you get rid of a warrant?
Credit:Vstock LLCn/aGetty Images
Q:

How do you get rid of a warrant?

A:

Quick Answer

LegalMatch states that there are typically three ways to resolve an arrest warrant: paying bail or the existing court balance, appearing in court or turning oneself in to authorities. The type of warrant and severity of the crime for which it was issued determine which method of settling a warrant works best.

 Know More

Full Answer

According to LegalMatch, an arrest warrant is issued by a judge for traffic violations, misdemeanor offenses or felony crimes. Contacting the clerk of court at the local courthouse is the best way to determine if there are any active warrants for a person's arrest.

LegalMatch reports that resolving financial obligations to the courts can settle a warrant. This means paying off past due fines or furnishing bail, which prevents law enforcement agents from making an arrest while the court case is pending. Another method of resolution is appearing in court. A court appearance entails a hearing with a judge, in which a person learns which specific actions are required to resolve the warrant. If a court date is missed, a judge may allow the accused to reschedule. For some warrants, the only way to receive a new court date is by turning oneself in to law enforcement agents. Once a person is in the custody of law enforcement, the warrant is removed, and a new hearing is scheduled to address the violations.

Learn more about Law

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is an alias warrant?

    A:

    An alias warrant is an order of the court issued when the defendant has failed to appear, usually to enter a plea. According to the City of Fort Worth, the alias warrant is one of two types the court may issue; it is typically issued in misdemeanor cases.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an alias capias?

    A:

    According to US Legal, an alias capias is a warrant issued by a court of law for the immediate arrest of an individual based on felony charges. This type of warrant is generally issued when the person in question fails to show up for a mandated court appearance. Alias capias applies to felony cases, while bench warrants applies to misdemeanor charges.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is unsecured bail?

    A:

    Unsecured bail is a type of bond in which the defendant contracts to appear before the court on a specified date and promises to pay the bail amount later if he fails to appear, states US Legal. An unsecured bail is not protected by a lien on property or deposit.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are verbal agreements enforceable in court?

    A:

    Some verbal agreements are enforceable in court, but the statute of frauds states that certain types of contracts must be in writing, as stated by the National Paralegal College. The agreements that must be in writing deal with the sale of land, contracts for goods worth $500 or more, marriage contracts, agreements that take more than a year to fulfill and those involving a third party.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore