What to do if I just found out that I have a warrant out for my arrest in another state?

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What to do if I just found out that I have a warrant out for my arrest in another state?

I have pending an assault with deadly weapon and a breaking and entering. I had visited the state in question 2 years ago and do not know what to do. I have never been contacted. I found this out from a background check. I am in desperate need of legal help.

Asked on October 6, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You might be able to avoid this for some time if you never return to that state, never get pulled over by police and never apply for a job that involves a criminal background check.  However, it probably will catch up with you eventually.  For this reason, you should retain a criminal defense attorney who is admitted in that state and make arrangements to surrender yourself and deal with the charges.


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