What Should I Do if I Have a Warrant Out for My Arrest in NJ?

It is no doubt that discovering that the police have a warrant out for your arrest can be a terrifying experience. In most instances, you do not learn this until the police come to your door to arrest you. Reach out to our skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorney today to discuss the details of your case and your options. Whether you have advance warning of the warrant or find out when you are arrested, there are several important steps you will want to take including the following:

#1: Retain an Attorney

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. They will be able to provide you with advice on what steps you should take, how to be present at your arrest and during police questioning, and will go to all court hearings with you. A skilled lawyer can also construct a strong defense so that the charges are dismissed or lowered to a less serious offense with less severe punishments.

#2: Reach out to a Bail Bondsperson
After conferring with your attorney, you may want to reach out to a bail bondsperson who can help you arrange to post bail if that is a choice for you. Making arrangements with a bail bondsperson before you are arrested can lessen the time that you must stay in jail.

#3: Do Not Make Statements to the Police
Recognize that you have a constitutional right to remain silent while in police custody. Do not make any verbal or written statements to law enforcement officers. Your lawyer should be present whenever they question you. You should also take the following steps:

  • Do not make any statements anyone to in your jail cell or other inmates. These statements can also be used against you.
  • Be mindful of what you say when using a telephone at the police station or jail because your conversation may be recorded or monitored.

What legal services can our firm provide?

The Law Office of Carl Spector has proudly helped people encountering criminal charges throughout Bergen County for over 30 years. Attorney Carl Spector comprehends how the prosecutor will try to make their case against you, and how the case makes its way through the criminal justice, and the New Jersey court system. With a background as a New Jersey Municipal Prosecutor and a former NYC prosecutor, you can depend on Attorney Spector to support your interests in an effort to defend you from an unsure future. Some of the many practice areas our firm manages include:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Possession
  • DUI
  • Assault
  • Check Fraud
  • Expungements
  • Gun Crimes
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Shoplifting
  • Violent Crimes