WARRANTS APPEAR EVEN IF YOU ARE OUT OF STATE
An arrest warrant can pop up anywhere. While driving is most common. Police now run tag numbers routinely and if you have a warrant it will appear when the officer runs your tag. If you are pulled over for a routine traffic offense, a Maryland warrant will appear even if you are living or driving in another state.
Due to electronic information sharing, your Maryland warrant will appear in many day to day scenarios. For example: Trying to apply for or renew your license. Getting a passport. Job application or apartment rental application? A warrant you were not even aware of can surface and pose questions you are not prepared to answer. An arrest warrant can arise for many reasons. For example, if someone filed a complaint against you..even if you were not aware of this complaint–an arrest warrant can be issued. Many people who have an arrest warrant are not aware of its existence until they try to obtain a government or private service such as:
- Rental application
- Drivers license renewal
- Job Application
- Student Loan
- Driving anywhere
Even if you have done nothing wrong!
Others are unlucky enough to learn about a warrant through routine contact with police while driving or even as a citizen who gives their name to police as part of an investigation into another matter.
Regardless of the reason or merit of an arrest warrant, it is critical that you resolve the warrant. The police have no information about your case other than an active warrant for your arrest. So whether the warrant arose from trivial circumstances or major events, the warrant will be treated the same. Your best defense is to hire a warrant lawyer who can outline your position and have your warrant recalled or converted.
Is an Arrest Warrant the same as a Bench Warrant? NO! A Bench Warrant results when you fail to appear for a court date. Often people have a bench warrant because they did not receive a notice and had no idea they had to appear in court. To learn how to remove a Bench Warrant.
If you have reason to think you have an Arrest Warrant OR a Bench Warrant, do not delay. Call Allan Rombro for a complimentary consultation. He will conduct a brief interview and then make the proper inquiries to learn if you have a pending arrest warrant.