Finding out if you have an arrest warrant is easier than you might think.
An arrest warrant is filed against an individual by a judge, presumably
an Orange County judge, on behalf of the state of California. Warrants
can be filed by the traffic department for a traffic related offense or
by the criminal courts for a felony or misdemeanor offense. Most individuals
can contact or search the database of the sheriff's department in
the county their supposed offense took place, which would be the Orange
County Sheriff's Department in this case.
Search by name for active warrants in Orange County, CA.
In Orange County, if a warrant is issued against you, law enforcement can
arrest you on site. This can be incredibly alarming for the arrestee,
since many individuals are not even aware that a warrant is out against
them. This is why it is important to do frequent checks of any outstanding
warrants through the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Police cannot
make a lawful arrest unless they have probable cause or a legitimate arrest warrant.
If you find out that there is a warrant out for your arrest then immediately contact an attorney and surrender yourself. An Orange
County criminal defense lawyer, like the ones at The Law Offices of Virginia
L. Landry, are experienced in criminal procedure. We understand the criminal
process from the initial warrant/arrest and can guide you through the
system for the most successful resolution to your case. With us on your
side, you do not have to be afraid to surrender yourself. We will inform
you that, in most cases, you can post bail rather than remaining in custody
until your arraignment hearing.
Most people have arrest warrants issued against them because they failed
to appear in court (or to the Traffic Department). A hearing is not optional,
but rather is a court order that you must respond to. Unfortunately, there
are many who are not even aware that they had to appear in court. This
could happen for a few reasons, such as a change of address and the order
was never received. We can help you sort out the details. We understand
that you have enough on your plate as it is.
Instructions for Appearing on a Criminal Warrant
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department,
To appear on a warrant, you must report to the Criminal Operations Department
by 8:00 a.m. at the Justice Center which ordered the warrant. To post
bail, contact the Justice Center which ordered the warrant.
Instructions for Appearing on a Traffic Warrant
According to the Orange County Traffic Department,
To appear on a traffic warrant, you must report to the Traffic Department
by 8:00 a.m. at the Justice Center which ordered the warrant. Defendants
appearing after 8:00 a.m. will be required to return the next business
day unless the court otherwise allows. To post bail, contact the Justice
Center which ordered the warrant.
If a warrant has been issued for your arrest,
contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Virginia
L. Landry for aggressive representation!