I was recently conducting a warrant search for my cousin who has the same initials as me..CR and MY name popped up. Page said that I have a warrant for my arrest for larceny. I am very sharp however I do not know what that is. I have a bond set at $7,500 and the warrant details read
EXL=TEXAS ONLY/THEFT $1,500 TO $20,000 PROPERTY FELONY* DC331 BOND $7,500 QE4391 SID/TX06604637 TCIC/NCIC/4720
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT I HAVE A WARRANT?? I am a mother of two attening college and wrking full time...I have not broken the law in any way. What do I do. I contacted the county clerk adn they are no help over the phone. HEEEELLLLLPPPP!!!!!
That means that you have a warrant outstanding for a state jail felony theft case (the least serious degree of felony, with a stolen property value of $1500-$20,000 and a punishment range of 6 months to 2 years in a state jail facility). Larceny is the same thing as theft. You have a $7,500 bond, which usually means that you will have to put up about 10% ($750) to a bonding company to get out, though your county may have another arrangement where you can make bond through a county agency for a much lower amount if you're established in the county and have a fairly clean record. The county clerk wouldn't be able to help you with this, because it's a felony, which is handled by the district clerk, but depending on the specifics of the warrant, it's possible that it may have been issued through a police agency rather than a court, and if so, you'll need to ask that agency for more information.
Getting an attorney would be a good first step, though, especially if there's any chance that this really is some kind of mistake. It's possible that whatever you were trying to check for your cousin, for example, mistakenly got entered in under your name, either because the officer wasn't paying sufficient attention when putting the information into the computer system, or because your cousin (or a friend/sister/former roomqte, etc.) lied and said she was you when she got arrested with no ID on her, then bonded out and never showed up for court (hopefully no one would do that to you, but believe me, it happens all the time). In any case, if it is some kind of mistake, it would definitely be to your benefit to try to straighten it out through an attorney before turning yourself in, because even if the whole thing's a mistake, you won't get your bond money back. And if it's not a mistake, obviously, you'll need an attorney for the usual reasons anyway. Good luck.
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