Five Incidents That Can Lead To An Arrest Warrant
When executed properly, the criminal process encompasses several important steps. One such process is ensuring those suspected of committing a crime are apprehended within the bounds of the law and after arresting authorities have performed due diligence. In an appreciable number of instances, the first step in criminal apprehension is the obtaining of an arrest warrant.
Arrest Warrant Overview
A prominent Philadelphia criminal defense attorney urges you to realize that an arrest warrant is a formal document issued by a legal authority like a judge allowing a law enforcement agency to take you into custody if said entities believe you have committed an illegal action.
The Process Of Obtaining An Arrest Warrant
To obtain this documentation, representatives of a given law enforcement entity must appear before a court and offer an appeal on the basis of probable cause. Probable cause means the agency in question possesses credible evidence or strong testimony suggesting that you have likely committed a criminal offense and should be taken into custody.
The Five Incidents That Can Lead To An Arrest Warrant:
Specific circumstances of events could increase your chances of being subjected to an arrest warrant including:
Outstanding Traffic Fines Or Tickets
Periodically, you have probably heard television or radio news stories discussing an individual arrested for having received countless traffic tickets or exorbitant unpaid fines dating back years.
For example, if you garnered hundreds of speeding tickets or accrued many thousands of fines for said offense, the law enforcement agency in question might issue an arrest warrant against you.
Failed Child Support Payments
Many court-certified divorce decrees mandate that a divorced parent remit their former spouse child support. Should the required party fail to satisfy said debt, the intended recipient could appeal to a court to remediate the problem. Should the payer be in significant arrears, courts might issue arrest warrants against said subject.
Failing To Appear In Court
Typically, when a court mandates your appearance before said body, you must show up or face potentially serious consequences. In certain cases, skipping a court date is a criminal offense and said body might respond through the issuance of an arrest warrant against you.
If you failed to satisfy specific debts, said entities might take you to court. If the court rules in their favor, you will be required to pay said remittances. Failure to do so could result in an eventual arrest warrant.
Suspicion Of Criminal Involvement
Arguably, the most common reason an arrest warrant might be issued against you is if a law enforcement establishment possesses credible evidence suggesting your involvement in a criminal case.
Contacting Brennan Law
Respected and renowned national and Philadelphia criminal lawyers at Brennan Law want you to know that mistakes can happen and arrest warrants might be issued either to a wrongly accused suspect or are executed improperly.
Therefore, if you have been subjected to an arrest warrant, Mister Brennan urges you to contact him. He and his team can review your case and determine the best recourse. To learn more about us, please visit https://www.philadelphiacriminallaw.com/.