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Judges in Florida have the power to issue arrest warrants when they believe that probable cause exists, meaning that there is a reasonable basis to believe that a criminal offense was committed and the person named in the warrant committed that offense. Arrest warrants issued in the Sunshine State are most frequently the result of criminal investigations or missed court appearances.
It is important for any person with an active warrant to understand that you cannot wait out a warrant. Arrest warrants have neither time nor distance limitations in the United States, so it is not uncommon for many people who unknowingly have active warrants to be arrested during routine traffic stops when police officers discover the warrants as part of background checks.
If you believe that a warrant has been issued in North Florida for your arrest, contact Pumphrey Law as soon as possible for help understanding your next steps in clearing any active warrants.
Don Pumphrey and the Tallahassee criminal defense lawyers at Pumphrey Law defend clients accused of criminal offenses in Gadsden County, Leon County, Wakulla County, Liberty County, and Jefferson County.
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In order to obtain an arrest warrant, a law enforcement officer must submit a written affidavit under oath to a Florida judge or magistrate.
The affidavit submitted by a law enforcement officer must contain specific information establishing probable cause to make an arrest. Under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.121, an arrest warrant, when issued, must:
In certain cases, a judge or magistrate may issue an arrest warrant that is more commonly known as a “No Bond” warrant. A No Bond warrant prohibits an alleged offender from bonding out of jail immediately after being arrested and that person must wait until his or her next court date or request a bond hearing.
While criminal arrest warrants are perhaps the types of warrants that most people are familiar with, they are not the only types of arrest warrants. In addition to bench warrants for failure to appear, some of the other kinds of arrest warrants in Florida include:
If the original state or county fails to take custody within a specified amount of time, the alleged offender may be released. Depending on the reason for an arrest warrant, a Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate a motion to surrender and ask a judge to grant a Release On Recognizance (ROR) bond so the alleged offender can be immediately released without posting bond.
Leon County Sheriff Warrants & Civil Division
313 S. Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
If there is an active warrant for your arrest in North Florida, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Pumphrey Law represents individuals in Monticello, Tallahassee, Crawfordville, Bristol, Quincy, and many surrounding areas of the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region.
Don Pumphrey and the criminal defense attorneys in Tallahassee at Pumphrey Law can help you avoid the public embarrassment of being arrested in front of your friends, family, or co-workers.
You can have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (850) 681-7777 or complete an online contact form to set up a free, confidential consultation.
This article was last updated on Friday, September 15, 2017.
Attorney Don Pumphrey, Jr. is a former prosecutor, former law enforcement officer, and a successful and experienced criminal defense attorney. Don has achieved over 100 not guilty verdicts at trial and over 2,000 dismissals.
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