In Texas should i have been notified of an pending arrest warrant before I was arrested.?

Asked over 3 years ago - Forney, TX

I was not aware.of any problems.until they showed up to arrest us.

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  1. Robert Sterling Guest


    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . In Texas, you have no right to be informed of an arrest warrant. Law enforcement has no obligation to tell you a warrant has been issued before arresting you.

    My avvo answers are not legal advice. This is not an attorney client relationship. Before making any decision on... more
  2. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . No, you are not entitled to notice of a pending arrest warrant or investigation. Many people, if warned would likely evade, therefore police have an interest in maintaining surprise.

    If you have been arrested on a warrant, the state has started to build its case against you. You should talk to a criminal defense attorney that can help you determine your options.

    Good luck

  3. Cynthia Russell Henley

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Nope - no notification of a warrant because of the possibility that you could run. Unless a person is caught red-handed in an offense, then they way generally find out about a warrant is lawyer letters to the house, the investigator calls and wants the accused to come in for an interview, or they get picked up.

    You need to hire a lawyer to represent you. Sooner is better than later.

    Although I have answered the question to try to help you, you should consult with a lawyer in your area in person... more

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