You ever wonder how easy it is to get warrant for someone's arrest?
In this guide, I’ll be talking about how easy it is to take out a warrant for someone’s arrest, and also for someone to take out a warrant against you.
Step 1) Just go to the Magistrate CourtSometimes people don't call the police. Sometimes people do call the police but when they get there they don't arrest anyone. In situations like these, private citizens like you and me can still seek a warrant for someone's arrest. It happens pretty often in assault and battery cases, bad check cases, and rental companies (cars, furniture, appliances, etc.) do it all the damn time if a person misses a payment.
Whatever the reason, the procedure is the same for everyone. The first step is the go to the Magistrate Court of the county where the wrong took place and fill out a warrant application. Once the application is filed, a court date is set.
Step 2) Just go to the hearingDon't miss the hearing. If you're the one seeking the warrant, if you miss the hearing, the judge will dismiss it the application. If someone is seeking a warrant against you and you miss the hearing, the judge will automatically issue the warrant even if there's no evidence for it.
Everyone has a right to a lawyer, no matter what side you're on. If everyone is present for the hearing, whoever is seeking the warrant must show the judge the same level of evidence a police officer needs to show to obtain a warrant, probable cause. It's not a lot. It's just enough for the judge to decide the wrong doing probably occurred. If the judge issues the warrant, whoever it's against will be taken into custody and have to bond out.
One thing that many people don't know is that even if you're the one who filed the application, if the judge thinks you did anything wrong, she can issue a warrant against you as well. The thing to do would be to consult with a lawyer no matter what side you're on. You can call me anytime and we can talk about all of your options.