Never ask a cop if there is an arrest warrant out on you
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If a police officer knows that there is a warrant of arrest issued on you then he will most likely arrest you on the spot. So the last thing you want to do if you think you have a warrant is to ask a cop to look it up. If you get arrested then you've just missed your chance to do something about the court order before you get arrested.
Have you forgotten to pay a fine? Do you even know that you have a fine? Have you been driving too fast and picked up a ticket that you haven't been notified of yet? You might have forgotten to attend court or failed to do some community service. You might even have had your identity stolen and someone has committed a crime in your name.
You might be 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 called criminal identity theft. If someone has done this to you then you could have warrants for arrest in all sorts of places for all sorts of offenses and you won't have any idea that they exist. This is a bad position to be in and it's almost impossible to stop it from happening.
Having your identity stolen is a horrible thing to have happen to you and victims will tell you that the longer it goes undetected then the worse the experience is. Criminal identity thieves can wipe out your savings, obtain documents and commit crimes all in your name without you knowing 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 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 out of hand. The sooner you learn about them the better.
Ask at courthouses
If you know where your warrants might have been issued then you can go to the courthouse and ask. If you don't know where the warrants might be then you're going to have a problem because you won't know which courthouse to enquire at. You can't ask them all can you? If you've had your identity stolen then you might have warrants anywhere. Traveling to each and every courthouse to ask if you might have an active warrant is simply not feasible to do.
Use an online public records database
Luckily there are web sites on line that specialize in finding information such as active arrest warrants on people. They soak up public and private records 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 sorts of other things. You can do it right from your PC, it's fully confidential and most searches should take less than 5 minutes. Because it's so quick and easy you can afford to do it regularly 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