An arrest warrant or bench warrant can be issued by a judge in the criminal courts in Salt Lake City, Utah. Warrants can be issued for a new misdemeanor or felony charge, or after a person fails to appear in court for a scheduled court date. Warrants can also be issued after a person violates the conditions of their probation. If the warrant was issued in error, your attorney can file a motion to quash or set aside the warrant.
If you believe a warrant has been issued for your arrest in Utah, then seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP. Our attorneys can help you address the warrant and the underlying case to help you fight for the best possible result.
Our attorneys are also experienced with helping individuals detained in another state while awaiting extradition back to Utah. With offices in Salt Lake City, our attorneys fight both felony and misdemeanor warrants.
Call (801) 532-5297 today for more information.
Overview of Warrants in Utah
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If you have an outstanding warrant in Salt Lake City or Salt Lake County then you should either surrender on the warrant or hire an attorney so help you schedule a hearing in the courtroom where the warrant was issued. If you do nothing, then law enforcement officers will come looking for you and take you into custody.
By taking a proactive approach to resolving the warrant, you can often save yourself time, money and frustration. Also, taking a proactive approach might make the court more inclined to withdraw the warrant or release you on a reasonable bond.
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A warrant in Utah can be classified as either a “bondable” warrant or a “cash only” warrant. If your warrant is a “bondable” warrant, then you can use a bail bond company to post the bond on your behalf for a charge which is typically set at 10% of the bail amount and is non-refundable.
If your warrant is a “cash only” warrant, the full amount of the bail must be paid in cash or with a credit card. The benefit of posting a cash bail is that the money can be refunded to you when the case is resolved. On the other hand, if you fail to appear in court for a scheduled court date, the judge can start the process to forfeit the bail amount paid.
In some cases, the person qualifies for Salt Lake County Pretrial Services which can save you money. An attorney can often help you resolve the arrest or bench warrant on the most favorable terms. If the bail is set too high, the attorney can often argue for a lower bail amount.
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Warrant Search from the Utah County Sheriff - Visit the website of the Utah County Sheriff to find information on warrants from the Sheriff’s office Enforcement Bureau. Also find links to the Utah State Warrants Search feature. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Warrants Unit will arrest individuals with an outstanding warrant and wanted fugitives who are attempting to elude justice. The Warrant’s Unit will locate and arrest individuals with an arrest warrant that has been issued throughout Utah County. The Unit is comprised of deputies who clear warrants by bringing the offender into custody through a physical arrest, the collection of bail or signing a promise to appear. The warrant remains active until the fugitive appears before the court and is strictly at the discretion of each deputy. The unit also coordinates with jurisdiction in other states to arrange for the arrest and extradition of wanted fugitives. The deputies in the Warrant’s Unit travel throughout North America to arrest and extradite wanted fugitives.
Search Warrants Information from the Salt Lake City Police Department - Visit the website of the Salt Lake City Police Department to find information about search warrants through the monthly newsroom archives to find updated watch logs, press releases on police seeking a person of interest, and BOLO updates.
Utah’s Online Warrant Search - Visit the website for the Utah Department of Public Safety to find the Statewide Warrant (SWW) Search file which was designed to provide information on individuals wanted in the State of Utah. The information about the warrants comes from the courts and is then provided to the Utah Criminal Justice Information System (UCJIS) via electronic transfer. The data in the Statewide Warrant (SWW) file is the direct result of court activity. Find the warrant details including the subject’s name, age, case number, court name, and charge. Also find an option to pay a fine online. Also find information about Expunging Criminal Histories and Employment Background Checks.
Check Your Utah Warrant - Visit the Utah Department of Public Safety website to find Criminal Identification (BCI). Find links to the free search feature of the Utah Statewide Warrants file (SWW) which was created to provide information on individuals wanted in the State of Utah.
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If you believe you have an outstanding warrant in Utah, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP. We are experienced in finding information from the warrant division.
Our attorneys can help you find out if a warrant has been issued for your arrest. With offices conveniently located in Salt Lake City, our attorneys can help you resolve a warrant for a new misdemeanor or felony charge, a failure to appear warrant or a violation of probation warrant.
Our attorneys are also experienced with helping individuals detained in another state while awaiting extradition back to Utah. Call today for a free consultation in the office or over the phone. Let us put our experience to work for you today.
Call (801) 532-5297 today.
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