Turning Yourself in? Here’s What You Should Know
Posted October 4th, 2016 by bhuertas.
Categories: Arrest, Prison.
You recently got into an argument with your girlfriend that turned into a full-on battle. In the heat of the moment, you hit her. She goes to call the police as you get into your car and drive away. It may have been all a misunderstanding but there’s now a warrant for your arrest. You want to resolve the matter. But how?
If there’s a warrant for your arrest, the best thing that you should do at this moment is turn yourself in. When a warrant is issued, your name will be entered into a computer system that alerts the police so if found, you will be arrested. The police may even come to your house and make a scene.
But before you turn yourself in, you should make sure to do the following first.
- Hire a lawyer. Even for the slightest legal matter, it’s always best to have a lawyer present. They will walk you through the process, you give advice on what your next steps should be, and make sure you fully understand your rights. In addition, a lawyer may help you with your bail.
- Know the facts. You should know why you’re getting arrested, what the charges are, and what you could be facing as punishment if found guilty. It’s also important to know how much the bail amount will be. Again, it’s helpful to hire an attorney who can give you this information before you turn yourself in.
- Remember our number. When the judge sets bail, you’re going to need a bond the get you out of jail. The quicker you contact us, the quicker it will be to get you out of jail. Again, a lawyer may be handy if the court sets your bail too high. Your attorney may be able to get it reduced through a bond reduction hearing.
It’s never fun to be arrested but by following the steps above, you’ll be able to not only protect yourself from the unknown but get out of jail quicker. If a loved one has been arrested and you need bail, we can help. Contact Andrew Pizzo Bail Bonds today.