What is the best way to find out if you have a warrant without risking being arrested?

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What is the best way to find out if you have a warrant without risking being arrested?

Asked on November 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, Oregon

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B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Many clerks now how systems online that you can access without even having to go to the courthouse.  If you don't know the county where your charges are pending, you would have to go through a law enforcement agency.  You can have a third party make the call, but many people in this situation actually hire a criminal defense attorney to make the calls and check the status of their pending cases.  This way they get the info they need without exposure.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The best way to ascertain whether or not there is an arrest warrant for a person without the risk of being arrested is to have a third party go down to the court house where the possible lawsuit may be filed and look up on the computer system to see whether or not a lawsuit has been filed against that particular person or not.


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