Warrant in Utah
What is a warrant for arrest?
A warrant is something that the judge signs in order to allow a police officer to arrest you and hold you in jail until you appear in court. A warrant in Utah can be issued for various monetary amounts and is dependent on how serious the charge is.
How do I know if there is a warrant for my arrest?
If you suspect that you may have a warrant for your arrests, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can. An attorney can look up the warrant and can tell you what it is for.
Can I handle a warrant myself?
Generally, when you contact an attorney for a consultation, they can tell you whether or not you can handle the warrant yourself. If it is something minor, like a traffic ticket, you may be able to contact the court to set a date to see the judge to get it taken care of.
If your case is more serious, it is generally recommended that you hire an attorney to help you get the warrant taken care of. An attorney can help you to get the warrant recalled and may be able to arrange a time to appear in court to take care of the warrant.
Can I travel when I have a warrant out for my arrest?
Technically, yes. However, it is generally not advisable to take any unnecessary risks by traveling by air. Additionally, you should drive very carefully in order to avoid traffic tickets while the warrant is active.
What is an “active warrant”?
An active warrant is a warrant that has been issued by the judge. A warrant will remain active until the subject of the warrant is arrested and booked into jail or a judge recalls it.
To read more about Utah’s warrants, click here.
To find more advice on what to do about a possible warrant for your arrest, click here.