Flaherty Defense Firm, Fort Walton Beach Criminal Lawyer
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Florida Bail Bond / Arrest Warrant Lawyer

My job as a bail bond / arrest warrant attorney is not only to help people after they have been arrested, but also to help them long before they’re scheduled for court. In a lot of cases, I provide guidance, advice, and resources for clients who are under investigation, or have a warrant out for their arrest.

If you know there is a warrant out there hanging over your head, I can help relieve some of the stress right away. If you are afraid of getting arrested while you’re with your family or at work, or if you live in another state and don’t want to be extradited back to Florida, I can help. Contact me at (850) 243-6097 or request a free consultation online.

I will help you resolve your Bail Bond or Arrest Warrant Problem

If you were involved in an incident where charges might be filed against you, there is a good chance that there is an active warrant against you right now. Or, one is coming very soon. This means that even if you are stopped for a minor traffic violation, even in another state, you could be arrested and detained.

There is a better way to avoid some of this stress. Just call me and I will verify whether there is a warrant. More importantly, I will also verify whether there is a bond on the warrant.

What does this mean? Let’s take a look at both issues: if there is a bond on the warrant, or if there isn’t a bond on the warrant:

  • A bond is on the warrant: This one is pretty simple. I can arrange for you to turn yourself in, do some paperwork, post bond, and you can walk out without spending one minute in jail. I will arrange for a bail bondsman to meet you and walk you through each step.
  • No bond on the warrant: If there is no bond on the warrant, unfortunately that means that you will have to spend the night in jail and see a judge in the morning for a hearing called First Appearance. I will be at the First Appearance hearing with you. At the hearing, I will make the appropriate arguments to make sure you get a bond and can be released. In most cases, the First Appearance Judge will set a bond for you. In some cases, such as Violations of Probation, or violent crimes, the First Appearance Judge may order that you be held with no bond. In that situation, you will have to wait until I can get you in front of the Judge assigned to your case for a bond hearing.

Need a recommendation for a good Bail Bond company in Okaloosa County?

If you need to arrange bail, I can recommend a very good bail bond company in Okaloosa County. This company is very good at what they do, and they take care of our clients.

Recently, they helped me with an out of town client facing very serious charges. They met with my client, completed all of the paperwork, and then went with him to turn himself in and post bond.

The whole process took about a half hour and the warrant was resolved. My client was able to stop looking over his shoulder and worrying. Most importantly, because of our relationship with this company, my client was allowed to go back to their home state pending the resolution of the case.

Information about Bail Bonds and Warrants in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and Okaloosa County, Florida

Bail Bonds

A person can get a bail bond if the Judge who signed the arrest warrant approved it. Typically, you have to post 10% of the total amount with a bail bondsman. Paying this amount is a promise that you will appear on all of your court dates. Keep in mind though that if you also hire a criminal defense attorney, you won’t have to appear in person for all of your court hearings. I can attend some of them for you, and this will satisfy your bond.

Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant is also referred to as a capias. An arrest warrant may be issued against you if you were involved in an incident but weren’t arrested right away. Typically, this happens when the police need to continue their investigation before making a decision about whether to file charges.

That brings up another issue. When the police are still investigating a case, often they will call the suspect and try to get them to give a statement. I do not recommend talking to the police about an open investigation without talking to me first.

Either way, if you think there is even a chance that there is a warrant against you, call me and get some peace of mind. There is no charge for speaking with me and I would be happy to check whether you have a warrant.

One final warning: Unless your attorney or the Judge has excused you, if you don’t appear at your court date, a warrant will be issued against you. There is usually no bond with this type of warrant. If you missed a court hearing, call me right away at (850) 243-6097. I may be able to get the warrant recalled, or at least get you back in front of the Judge to explain your absence.

Don’t get picked up or arrested while you’re with your family, or at work. If you think you might have a warrant against you in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, or anywhere in Okaloosa County, call me right away at (850) 243-6097 and let me help you.

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