What to do if I have 2 warrants out for my arrest for the same crime filed with 2 different departments?

UPDATED: Jul 25, 2012

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What to do if I have 2 warrants out for my arrest for the same crime filed with 2 different departments?

I went to court 6 months ago for a DUI and completed 2 days of house arrest. I was supposed to receive papers letting me know who my probation officer was. I had not received this information. I called the probation office to get the information, she was out of the office. I had missed my meeting with her by this time. Which is a violation of probation. I have had no contact with her since. I now have 2 warrants for the same crime. One filed through the sheriffs department and one through the cities police department. How is this possible and what does it mean?

Asked on July 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Nebraska


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact there seemingly was a crime done by you where such was reported to the local municipality and the sheriff's department, two incident reports were prepared from two independent law enforcement organizations resulting in two separate warrants against you for the same alleged offense.

I suggest that the best way to try and get the matter resolved is for you to consult with a criminal defense attorney to handle the matters before they become too complicated to easily resolve.

The two arrest warrants issues against you mean that if you are stopped by law enforcement and the stopping officer becomes aware of the warrants, you will be arrested and taken to the county jail.

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