What to Do If There Is A Warrant for Your Arrest In Massachusetts
Updated: Jan 18
What do you do if you discover that you have a warrant for your arrest? Do you turn yourself in to the police? Do you show up at Court? Do you seek the advice of an attorney?
This can be a difficult problem if you are concerned about being placed in custody for a weekend or longer while you wait to see a judge. Besides the obvious loss of your personal liberty there is the matter of your job or your children or other family matters. You can be arrested and placed in handcuffs anywhere. You could be at a family gathering, church, with your children or at work when they come for you.
An outstanding warrant can affect your life in other ways as well. Your license to drive may be suspended without you knowing it. If you are stopped you will be arrested for the warrant and you will be charged with driving on a suspended license. As a result you will incur fees and fines to restore your license to drive in addition to the consequences you face in Court.
There are many reasons why there may be a warrant for your arrest. You may owe the Court money, you may have defaulted or failed to show for a scheduled Court date or for jury duty. There may be a warrant because you are being charged with a crime or because you violated a term of your probation. There may be a warrant for your arrest because someone is accusing you of violating an abuse or harassment restraining order or other Court order.
Frankly, you should seek the advice of an attorney. A lawyer can steer you in the right direction. A Lawyer experienced in the area of criminal defense will be able to advise you if you should turn yourself over to the authorities and under what circumstances. He or she may go with you when you appear at the police station or at the Courthouse. An experienced lawyer may even be able to let you know what will likely happen when you appear at Court.
At Regan Law we take a hands on approach to clearing warrants. We work to determine the reason for the warrant. For example, we will determine if it arises from new criminal charges or a probation violation. Then we will advise the client what can be done.
If you been arrested or served with a default warrant or a straight warrant call Regan Law today at (978) 744-1220 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation, so that we can quickly take the action necessary to protect your rights and freedom.