Are all arrest warrants in the state of Maryland available to be seen on the Judiciary Case Search?
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No. Only those warrants that have issued after a criminal case has actually commenced in court by way of indictment or prior arrest and processing of the defendant. What normally happens is, charges are prepared by the police, and a warrant is then issued for arrest (not all criminal charges are charged by arrest warrant, some are commenced by mailed summons). Once served, the case and charges appear on Case Search. An out-of-state warrant would not appear on Case Search prior to it being served on a defendant in Maryland, and then the matter would only be entered if there were extradition proceedings involved. If you believe there is an outstanding warrant, have a lawyer call the police and request they run your name and date of birth for any outstanding warrants. If you know the state and/or county where the warrant is issued out of, that would be the place to call first.
While bench warrants and vop warrants appear on Case Search, unserved arrest warrants do not. Otherwise people might flee. Contact an attorney where you believe the warrant might have been issued. Perhaps it might be recalled, or release conditions might be arranged prior to surrender.
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No not all warrants appear on the Maryland Judiciary Case Search. You can contact a local attorney to contact the police and run your information for open warrants. If there is a warrant, the attorney can assist you with addressing the issues of having an outstanding warrant.
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