There are essentially two types of warrants, one for arrest of a specific person, and the second for searching of a particular place for specific items.
A warrant can lie in wait after the reason for it is long gone from your memory.
In Louisiana, any magistrate or judge who believes an offense was committed may issue a warrant.
The "probable cause" can sometimes be defined as missing a court date. Maybe you forgot a traffic ticket, missed a court date, or just avoided the law.
A warrant remains valid, and is often served at inopportune moments, such as a visit to city hall, during a routine traffic stop, or perhaps at your place of business.
Whatever the circumstance, you need professional assistance in clearing a warrant from your name. Sometimes it is a case of mistaken identity, or perhaps the warrant was not valid in the first place, or remained active even after you settled the court matter. If served on you at the end of the week, a long weekend in jail can result - all of which is not necessary.
Greg Gouner can assist you in permanently clearing warrants, helping you to understand the seriousness of them, and assisting in any matters pertaining to them.
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Don't mess around with warrants. You can run, but you really cannot hide. And when the "long arm of the Law" catches up, it can be a mess, cost you money and time, and take on a life of its own.
If you suspect there is a warrant out for your arrest, you can contact local law enforcement authorities to find out, but they will usually make you come in.
If they find a warrant,
they will hold you in custody.
The best advice is to speak with an attorney immediately to discuss your rights and legal responsibility.
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Did you know that in Louisiana, any magistrate or judge can issue a warrant?
The police can submit a sworn statement or complaint against someone accused of a crime. The judge then issues an arrest warrant, but the person accused may get no notice and have no idea a warrant was issued
If you forget to show up for court, even for a traffic ticket, the judge will automatically issue an arrest warrant. Just missing a court date can get you jailed for months.
There are essentially two types of warrants:
A warrant can lie in wait long after the reason for it is
gone from your memory.