What should you do if there’s an arrest warrant out for you?

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

Did you recently find out about an arrest warrant out there for you in South Carolina? If so, you may be anxious and unsure what to do. 

While this can be an overwhelming situation, there are some steps you can take to help you get through the process. 

Talk to an attorney before you talk to the police

You do not want to try to handle this situation on your own. An experienced criminal defense attorney can often make the whole ordeal much easier to handle. Here are some of the things they can do:

  • They can help you understand the exact type of warrant that is out there for you, what the charges mean and what kind of potential penalties you may be facing.
  • They can help you arrange to turn yourself in with a minimum of stress. This allows you to have more privacy and handle the situation faster than if you wait for the police to come to arrest you. Sometimes this helps during your bond hearing, as well, because turning yourself in makes you look less like a flight risk.
  • They can help protect your rights. Once you turn yourself in, you may be subject to interrogation. Having an attorney by your side makes sure that you preserve your right to remain silent when it’s in your best interests.
  • They may be able to help arrange for a bail bond. If you are given bail after your arrest, your attorney may be able to facilitate the process so that you’re back out as fast as possible.

Handling your arrest warrant in South Carolina

If you find out there’s a warrant for your arrest, using the tips here will help you handle the situation with as little stress and hassle as possible. Keep this in mind to ensure you handle this type of situation the best way possible. 


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