Why are People so Interested in Warrants?

Checking for Arrest Warrants is more important than you might think

Arrest warrants are something that you hope you never get and if you are unlucky enough to have picked one up then you sure wish that you hadn’t. Is it any wonder then why so many people are desperate to find out if they have a warrant or not. Well it surprised me but when you start to think about the consequences of getting a warrant and not doing something about it, you might want to pay more attention.

Until I started asking around I would never have thought that finding out aboout arrest warrants would be so important to people because you should never get one if you never break the law right? It’s true that there are plenty of people that choose to put their head in the sand and ignore the possibility waiting for the cops to come and arrest them I suppose. But why should they think any differently? As I said you shouldn’t get a warrant for your arrest unless you commit an offence.

Well the idea that you have to break the law to get a warrant just isn’t true and this fact slowly dawned on me as I thought more and more about it. Here are some of the reasons why you might get an arrest warrant. Some of them will be obvious to you but there are ways to get an arrest warrant without having any idea or clue that it’s happened.

  1. You have robbed a bank.
  2. You have broken the speed limit.
  3. You forgot to pay a fine.
  4. You failed to turn up in court when you should have.
  5. Someone claims that you beat them up.
  6. You jumped bail
  7. You’ve had your identity stolen and someone else broke the law in your name.

If you have an active arrest warrant and you ignore it then sooner or later the cops will come for you to arrest you. When this happens they will throw you in jail without the ability to do much about it. It would be so much better for you if you had engaged a lawyer and given yourself up voluntarily before the police got a chance to add you to their statistics. But, how do you know that you have an active arrest warrant in the first place.

Checking for active arrest warrants online is the only way I know that will give you a good chance of finding out about warrants before they turn into something ugly. Luckily it’s been made very easy by websites that accumulate public records from many different sources so you can search for warrants all over the country in one go.