When most people think of bail bonds, they think of them in terms of getting a loved one out of jail. While bailing a person out of jail is one job of a bail bondsman, bail bonds can actually be used to keep a person out of jail entirely in some circumstances. If you or a loved one has an outstanding warrant, posting bail on an outstanding warrant can prevent an arrest and allow you to await trial from home.
If you need help finding an outstanding warrant or posting bail on a warrant, A Pacheco Bonding can help.
Finding an Arrest Warrant
You may have a warrant without realizing it, especially if you have unpaid traffic tickets. Other circumstances can also lead you to having an arrest warrant without knowing it. Fortunately, you don’t have to be left in the dark about this information.
Arrest warrants are public information. If you search the right database, you should be able to learn whether you or a loved one has an outstanding warrant. If you need help, we can assist you with this search and provide this service free of charge.
Posting Bail on a Warrant
If you have an outstanding warrant, the police have the right to arrest you at any time. Fortunately, there may be a few alternatives to spending time in jail. First, you may be able to post bail on the warrant. We can research your case for you and determine if your warrant is eligible for bail. If so, we’ll make the arrangements to keep you out of jail as long as you meet your required court appearances.
In some cases, bail cannot be posted on a warrant. In this case, you may wish to turn yourself in to the police. In many cases, you may be released on your own recognizance, or they may hold you temporarily in jail until a bail eligibility hearing. In these cases, you may have more options than if you had waited to be arrested.
If you’d like to learn more or need help looking up an outstanding warrant, contact A Pacheco Bonding today! We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you make the right choice for your needs.