How Do Bail Services Work to Clear a Warrant?
Warrants can be issued for many reasons – even for something as minor as unpaid traffic tickets. If you have an outstanding warrant, you likely want to do everything you can to clear it. Depending on the type of warrant and why it was issued, you may be able to take care of it by posting bail. Here is a closer look at how bail services work to clear a warrant.
Types of Warrants
Courts issue warrants for two reasons:
- Arrest warrant – If police have evidence that you committed a crime, they can request the court to issue a warrant for your arrest. If that warrant is for a probation violation or a conditional release violation, you could be held without bail until you appear before the court.
- Bench warrant – Courts typically issue this type of warrant for failure to appear, or failure to pay court ordered fines. If you are arrested, you could be held in jail until a hearing or you may have to post bond or pay court fees.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, legal experts recommend you try to clear the warrant before being arrested. In some cases, you may be able to post bail or pay a fine to avoid being arrested.
It is important to remember that ignoring your warrant will not make it go away. If you believe you have a warrant you should consult an attorney or call Goldberg Bonding, the jail release specialists.
Clearing a Warrant With Goldberg
Most arrest warrants have bail attached to them. One exception is a “body-only” warrant. In Minnesota, for example, a body-only warrant requires law enforcement to arrest you and hold you in custody until you can be brought to court. They are typically issued for two reasons:
- You missed a court date and the judge believes you will not show up to court voluntarily.
- You are charged with a serious crime and do not have a permanent address, or you are believed to be a threat to public safety.
It is important to work with a defense attorney and licensed bail bond agent. They have better access to and knowledge of the legal system than the typical person and the experience to help expedite your case.
Comprehensive Bail Bond Services in Minnesota
When you have a warrant issued for your arrest, it is crucial to find a trusted bail bond agent who can help you post bail and clear your record. Goldberg Bail Bonds has more than 100 years of experience serving Minnesotans. We can help you post bail at any jail in the state and we even offer free warrant checks. With licensed agents in every Minnesota county and 24/7 availability, we are your convenient choice for bail bonds services.
Call 612-333-8111 or contact us online.