What to Do When There Is a Warrant for Your Arrest

Learning that you have a warrant for your arrest can be a frightening experience for just about anyone. A warrant is a document a judge issues on behalf of the state that allows the police to take an individual accused of a crime into custody. This document includes the crime committed, the name of the person accused, and their location. After finding out you have a warrant for your arrest, you may not know the next steps to take. Fortunately, you do not have to go through the process alone.

At Aron Law Firm, we have years of experience working on criminal defense cases. Our compassionate team takes every case seriously and provides open and honest communication. We understand the potential impact an arrest warrant may have on your career, so we are here to help you understand the best course of action to take after discovering you have one.

4 Steps to Take After Discovering a Warrant for Your Arrest

You may have a warrant out for your arrest for many reasons, including a DUI, unpaid traffic violations, theft, or other misdemeanors and felonies. Know that an officer may arrest you lawfully at nearly any time, according to California Penal Code 842. If you discover that the police have a warrant for your arrest in advance, there are steps you may take to fight for your rights and better your chances of reduced punishments, which include the following:

Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

One of the best steps you may take right after finding a warrant for your arrest is to contact a criminal defense lawyer. They may help figure out the best path forward, attend court hearings with you, and speak on your behalf. Our knowledgeable lawyers at Aron Law Firm may help you in the following ways:

  • Listen to your story and document important details
  • Conduct a thorough investigation of your case
  • Gather evidence to build a strong defense
  • Cast doubt on the accusations against you
  • Communicate with you and your family about your case
  • Attend questionings and hearings with you
  • Fight to reduce or, in the best-case scenario, dismiss your charges

Our lawyers strive to take the weight off your shoulders and make the legal process as stress-free as possible. We handle every aspect of your case from start to finish, so you can trust that you are taking the right steps toward a successful outcome.

Make Post Bail Arrangements

After consulting with us, you should reach out to a bail bonds center to see if arranging post-bail is an option for you. Doing this betters your chances of getting your jail time reduced. We may be able to help you determine who to contact and what to say to the bail bonds person.

Consider Turning Yourself In

To increase the likelihood of getting your sentence reduced, you should turn yourself in and cooperate with the police. We may help ensure you do this in the correct jurisdiction so you can avoid unnecessary jail time before your bail is set. We can also help you determine the best time to do this, so you may get a quicker release.

Avoid Making Any Statements

Another step that could benefit your case is exercising your right to remain silent. Anything you say to any inmates or on the phone may be used against you. Therefore, you should always have your lawyer present during questioning and avoid making any written or verbal statements so you do not say anything that could hurt your case.

Contact a Seasoned California Criminal Defense Lawyer at Aron Law Firm

After finding out you have a warrant for your arrest, you may worry about how it could affect your career. It can be challenging to figure out who to contact and the best steps to take to reduce your charges. With our trustworthy lawyers by your side, you may better understand the circumstances of your case and what to do to increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. At Aron Law Firm, we understand the information warrants contain and how to handle every unique situation.

With our years of experience providing effective legal services in California, our team understands the complexity of these cases and fights tirelessly to seek the justice you deserve. With our innovative strategies and resources, we partner with you and build a strong defense to reduce your charges or get them dismissed in the best case. To arrange a consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (805) 618-1768.

William M. Aron


William M. Aron

November 24, 2022

Former Deputy District Attorney William Aron received his Juris Doctorate from the Duke School of Law and has amassed 20 years of experience practicing law. Attorney Aron dedicates his practice to defending the accused, and is devoted to keeping his clients out of prison.