Is There a Way to Tell if There is a Warrant Out for My Arrest in GA?

The procedures for requesting information about search warrants vary from one county to another, but the way to find out if there is a warrant out for your arrest is to contact the sheriff’s department in the county or counties where you believe that you are being suspected of committing a crime.

Most arrests occur after a judge issues a warrant for a defendant’s arrest. The judge will only issue the warrant after an investigation has determined that there is sufficient evidence to justify the arrest. An arrest warrant does not mean that you are guilty; even after you get arrested, you still have the right to the presumption of innocence and to due process of law, including a fair trial. If you can demonstrate that the warrant was issued unjustly, you might be able to have the charges against you dropped. If there is a warrant out for your arrest in Gwinnett County or another county in Georgia, contact the Norcross criminal defense lawyers at Zimmerman & Associates.

What Information Do You Need to Request Information About Arrest Warrants?

The courts are where arrest warrants originate, but it is the sheriff’s department of every county that executes the warrants issued in that county. (Consider that much of what sheriffs’ departments do involves acting on the orders of courts; in eviction cases, a court issues the eviction order, but it is deputies from the sheriff’s department that remove people and their belongings from residences from which they have been evicted.) Therefore, to obtain information about an outstanding arrest warrant, you must contact the sheriff’s office in the relevant county or counties. In most counties, people have the right to request information about warrants out for their own arrest or for someone else’s arrest. To find out if there is a warrant out for your arrest, you will need to provide your first name, last name, and birthdate. If you are trying to find out about a warrant out for someone else’s arrest, you will need to provide that person’s first name, last name, and birthdate.

What Happens After You Contact the Sheriff’s Office?

In some counties, you can obtain information about arrest warrants over the phone. In that case, the deputy who answers the phone will either tell you right then and there whether there is a warrant out for your arrest, and if yes, what the charges are, or provide another phone number you should call to get the arrest warrant information. In other counties, you may only be able to get arrest warrant information in person. In this case, when you call the sheriff’s department, they will tell you where you must go in person to get the arrest warrant information, such as the county courthouse, county jail, or sheriff’s office. When you go in person, you should bring a government-issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license.

Contact Zimmerman & Associates About Norcross Arrest Warrants

If there is a warrant out for your arrest, an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer can answer your questions about the warrant and discuss with you next steps. Contact Zimmerman & Associates in Norcross, Georgia to set up a free consultation.