Do you want to get woken up in the middle of the night and dragged off to jail by the police? I thought not but if there's a warrant out for your arrest then this is exactly what could happen. If you want to sleep easily at night then you should learn how to check yourself out for arrest warrants. Here's how you do it.
It won't matter whether you actually committed the offence or any other crime for that matter, if you have an active arrest warrant you will be arrested and taken in to the station. To make matters worse this will all go down on your record as an involuntary arrest because the police had to come looking for you.
If you had given yourself up to the court voluntarily then you might expect everyone to be a bit nicer to you because they will see that you tried to do everything you could to cooperate with the court. But how do you know that you have a warrant?
You could get an arrest warrant anywhere and at any time
You can pick up an arrest warrant if you skip bail or fail to appear in court. If you get caught in a speed trap or commit some other traffic offence you could get a warrant without even knowing it until the police come knocking at your door. Someone might have stolen your identity and been caught robbing a bank or something. You might not find out about this until the police arrest you for it.
Are you an identity theft victim?
Identity theft is fast becoming a major problem in all parts of the world. Have you had your personal details stolen and used by someone else yet? If you haven't then I bet that you know of someone who has. Now if the thief is stopped for speeding or skips bail for an offence that might be very serious then who do you think that the cops will come looking for? Well it's your name and details that they have so it's you that they will come for.
Make yourself look good in court
Think about how different it could be in court if you were to hand yourself in before the cops come looking for you. The Judge will naturally have a more favourable opinion about you and your court experience could be a whole lot nicer. The problem is how do you know if you have a warrant for arrest issued on you in the first place? Luckily today it's not nearly as difficult as it used to be to do a background check on someone and find out if there are arrest warrants.
What's the easiest way to find warrants for arrest?
You can use a web site like the one at Court Records to find out if you have an arrest warrant. You can do it in less than 10 minutes, it's easy and completely confidential. Until recently it would have been practically impossible for you to do this type of background check search by yourself. Isn't the Internet great?
Don't put this off. Do a background check now, find out if you've got any active arrest warrants right away.
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Article Added on Monday, June 9, 2008
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