If you or a loved one has a warrant for your arrest, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami warrants attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.
Different Types of Warrants
There are a few different types of warrants, however, they all share one thing in common: a judge’s order to arrest a defendant and bring him or her before the court. Warrants exist in both state and federal criminal cases.
Although the vast majority of felony state prosecutions begin with a law enforcement officer arresting the defendant based on probable cause that the person committed a crime, some cases begin with an arrest warrant. This type of warrant can only be issued by a judge after reviewing a warrant application by a law enforcement officer. The law enforcement officer seeking the warrant submits the warrant application along with an affidavit laying out the facts the officer believes support a judge’s finding of probable cause. If the judge believes the facts alleged in the affidavit constitute probable cause, he or she will sign off on the warrant giving the law enforcement officer the legal authority to execute the warrant by arresting the defendant and bringing him or her before the court.
Another type of felony arrest warrant called an alias capias, can be issued a few different ways. A judge can issue an alias capias for failure to appear when a defendant fails to meet his or her requirement to appear in court. The judge can also issue an alias capias for the defendant’s arrest for violating a condition(s) of pretrial release or bond.
Under Florida law, the clerk’s office can also issue an alias capias for a defendant’s arrest when the State Attorney’s Office files an information charging the defendant with a crime, or the grand jury returns an indictment against the defendant.
A judge can also issue a warrant for a violation of probation after a probation officer submits an affidavit of violation to the court alleging that the defendant has failed to comply with conditions of probation or community control.
Another type of warrant is a search warrant. Unlike other types of warrants, a search warrant is not an order to arrest a specific person, but rather an authorization by the court to search a specific location for evidence of a crime.
As stated above, the warrants may have different names, but they all boil down to a judge’s order to have you arrested.
Miami Warrant Resources
Miami-Dade Police Department Warrant Search – Miami-Dade Police Department records that have been selected for public access. Other records may exist; however, they have not been selected for public access.
Miami-Dade Police Department Warrants Bureau – The Warrants Bureau is responsible for serving felony warrants in Miami-Dade County issued by the local criminal justice system and all jurisdictions nationwide.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Warrant Search – Florida statewide database containing Florida warrant information as reported by law enforcement agencies throughout the state to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Like the other publicly accessible databases, it only contains warrant information that is authorized for release to the public.
Contact an Experienced Miami Warrants Attorney
Over the years, we have represented hundreds of clients with outstanding warrants. Don’t wait until you are arrested to deal with your warrant. By then it is too late—you will have already been arrested. It is human nature to procrastinate when faced with something that you don’t want to do or is otherwise unpleasant.
But procrastination and denial will invariably make the situation worse. You are much better off dealing with the problem head-on, thereby sparing you and your family the potential trauma and negative consequences that accompany a surprise arrest.
By taking the immediate action of hiring an experienced Miami warrants lawyer to assist you with your warrant, you are minimizing the chances that your warrant will negatively affect your relationship with the court or the ultimate outcome in your case. CALL US NOW for a CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at securely encrypted intake form. The additional details you provide will greatly assist us in responding to your inquiry., or simply take a moment to fill out our
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