Never ask a cop if there is an arrest warrant out on you
If a police officer finds out that there is a warrant of arrest issued on you then he will most likely arrest you right there and then. The last thing you want to do if you think you have active arrest warrants is to go ask a cop to look it up for you. If you get arrested then you’ve just missed your opportunity to do something about it.
Have you forgotten to pay any fines? Do you even know that you have a fine? Have you been speeding and picked up a ticket that you haven’t been notified of yet? You could have forgotten to go to court or failed to do some community service. You might even have had your identity stolen and someone has gone and committed a crime pretending to be you.
Are you a victim of criminal identity theft?
If someone steals your identity it’s called identity theft. If someone steals your identity and commits a crime posing as you then it’s criminal identity theft. If someone has done this then you could have warrants for arrest in lots of places for all sorts of offenses and you won’t have any idea that they exist at all. This is not a good position to be in and it’s almost impossible to prevent it from happening.
Getting your identity stolen is a terrible thing to have happen to you. Victims will tell you that the longer it goes on undetected then the worse the experience can be for you. Criminal identity thieves can wipe out your life savings, obtain documents and commit crimes. They cab do it all in your name without you having a clue unless you’re constantly on the look out for signs that something is wrong. Checking for arrest warrants is something that you can do to help you discover identity theft early.
If you know that there are active arrest warrants on you then you have a chance to do something about them before the situation gets taken out of your hands. The quicker you learn about them the better.
Go and ask at the courthouses
If you know where your warrants have been issued then you can go to the courthouse and ask to see them. If you don’t know where the warrants are then you’re going to have a problem because you won’t know which courthouse to ask at. You can’t go around to them all can you? If you’ve had your identity stolen then your warrants could be anywhere. Traveling to each and every courthouse to ask if you might have an active warrant is simply not gong to happen.
Use an online public records database
Luckily there are some web sites on line that specialize in finding information such as active arrest warrants on people. They suck up huge amounts of public and private databases from thousands of different sources and make them all available to you at the click of a button. This is your best chance of finding out information about arrest warrants and all kinds of other things. You can do it right from your own PC, it’s totally confidential and most searches should take you less than 5 minutes to run. Because it’s so quick and easy you can afford to do it often and make sure that you stay out of trouble.
Find out if you’ve got any active arrest warrants right away because you can’t afford to leave it even a minute longer.
Author: Steve Gee