We’ve been discussing our free warrant search service a lot lately. This is a valuable tool to use in order to discover if a warrant has been issued for your arrest. Warrants are issued for many reasons, some of which include failing to appear in court for a court date, a violation of probation, or if you’ve been accused of a crime by someone. You will be notified by mail and by phone, but sometimes that isn’t always effective. If you’ve discovered that there is indeed an active warrant out for your arrest, either from our free warrant checks or via the grapevine, how do you turn yourself in to the police?
ASAP Bail Bonds is a bail bonds company that offers surety bonds to those who cannot afford to pay cash for their full bail amount. We serve Gwinnett, Barrow, Cobb, and Walton Counties in Georgia with 24-hour bail bonds so you can be one step closer to regaining your freedom. Below, we’ll review some tips on how to turn yourself into the police. Contact us for a free warrant search today!
TIPS TO TURN YOURSELF INTO THE POLICE
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
Oftentimes, you will have no idea what your arrest warrant is for exactly. The first thing you should do when you find you there is a warrant out for your arrest is to speak with a criminal defense attorney. They can discover the details of your warrant and the case against you. Many times, your attorney will accompany you to the sheriff’s office to turn yourself in. This is especially important if you are considered a violent criminal. It puts everyone at ease. Remember, you have the right to remain silent, so don’t say anything outside of the presence of your attorney.
Call a Reputable Local Bail Bond Agent
Odds are, you will need a surety bond to get out of jail. A surety bond is a type of bail bond where the bailbondsman is assuring the court you will appear for your court dates. You pay the bail bondsman a small portion of the bail that is set against you in exchange for the bail bondsman fronting the entire bail amount. When you call your local bail bondsman, such as ASAP Bail Bonds, and inform them of the charges against you, they can collect payment and have your bail bond paperwork ready to go so you spend the bare minimum amount of time in jail.
You don’t want to walk into the jail house in your best suit or dress, nice jewelry, and the like. You will be searched, and you will have to leave your personal items elsewhere. You won’t have your phone either, so having your criminal defense attorney and your bail bondsman’s number written down is super helpful. Arrange for any needed child or pet care, pay the rent, and get all your other affairs in order before you turn yourself in.
Call the Police Station
Calling the police station is not a necessity, but it is nice to give them a heads up that you will be coming in. You can also ask any last minute questions you may have, such as what (if any) paperwork they might need from you. You want to avoid turning yourself in on a Monday or a Friday. On Mondays, the courts are busy processing all of the weekend arrests, and on Fridays, the court may not get to your case before the end of the day, resulting in you having to spend the weekend in jail.
Turn Yourself In
Once all of your ducks are in a row, it’s time to turn yourself in. If your criminal attorney can go with you, that is best. Oftentimes, they can help get your bail amount lowered, especially if they have a relationship with your local bail bond agent. Once you’ve been processed and booked, call your bail bondsman who can get your paperwork filed right away.
CHOOSE ASAP BAIL BONDS IN WALTON COUNTY TODAY
ASAP Bail Bonds has been offering the counties of Gwinnett, Barrow, Cobb, and Walton in Georgia exceptional bail bond services for over 20 years. Our expert bail bondsman can perform a free warrant search and help you prepare to turn yourself in. We never recommend that you hide from the law. In this day and age with all of the technology available, odds are, you will be found, and it’s better to turn yourself in on your own terms than be arrested at your job or in front of those you love, including your kids.
While turning yourself in can be scary, know that you are not alone. ASAP Bail Bonds will work diligently to ensure your time in jail is kept to a minimum. We can help answer your questions and refer to you a top-rated criminal defense attorney. Contact our bail bond company to get started today!