How do I check to see if I have a warrant?
How to Find Out If You Have a Warrant
- Look up the local records website for your county court or sheriff’s department.
- If you think there is a federal warrant outstanding, you will have to contact the federal court for your district.
- Call a local bail bondsman.
- Hire an attorney.
Who to call to see if you have a warrant?
When you call the clerk of the court, ask if there is an outstanding warrant for “Person X” (your name) in a criminal or civil case. Have your case number, name, birth date, and if possible, Social Security number, in hand. Avoid identifying yourself as the person for whom a warrant was issued.
How do you check if you are wanted?
If you suspect that you are wanted by the police, and you are ready to turn yourself it, simply ask a police officer. The police can access a warrant database and check if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. If there is a warrant out for you, the officer is very likely to take you into custody.
Will you be notified of a warrant?
A warrant for your arrest means a law enforcement officer has the right to take you into custody wherever you are. The court may not call you to notify you of the warrant, but you can go online to find out if you may have an outstanding warrant. You can also contact the court clerk, who can provide that information.
How do I check to see if I have a warrant for free?
Check With Law Enforcement
Another free way to find out about outstanding warrants is to call the Warrants & Fugitive Division of your local police station and ask if there is a warrant out for your arrest. If you place the call for yourself from your own phone, the police may be able to locate you.