Arrest Warrants and Recalling Warrants in Missouri
What to do if you have a warrant out for your arrest
If you think that you might have an active warrant for your arrest, do not wait for the authorities to catch up with you.Our clients who have been arrested for outstanding warrants always tell us that they were arrested at the worst time: while their children are in the car, at work, or at home in the middle of the night.
You can avoid embarrassment and an extended stay in jail by taking a proactive approach to your warrant and the underlying criminal offense.
How do I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?
There are several ways that you can end up with a warrant for your arrest. The most common scenarios involve missed court dates or failure to pay fines. In addition, if you have committed a crime in the past, a warrant may be issued for your arrest after the prosecuting attorney decides to pursue charges against you.
If you think that you may have an active warrant for your arrest, you can contact The Lampin Law firm to discuss the matter with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers. We can oftentimes verify if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest and, if there is, find out what you are charged with and the amount of your bond. If necessary, we can even file a motion to reduce your bond with the court.
Avoid an Embarrassing Arrest and a Night in Jail
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Lampin Law Firm can effectively represent you on any criminal charge or probation violation for which the arrest warrant was issued. We practice in criminal courts of St. Charles County, St. Louis County, Lincoln County, Warren County, and all neighboring areas.
Felony Warrants in Missouri
In the state of Missouri, if you are charged with a felony crime you may not receive a notice that the charge has been issued. Instead, the case is simply filed, a bond is set, and a warrant for your arrest is issued. This means that you will immediately be taken into custody when you come into contact with a law enforcement official and you will remain in custody until you post bond. If you think that you have been, or might possibly be, charged with a felony, you should immediately contact the criminal defense attorneys at The Lampin Law Firm to discuss your options.
Your License May be Suspended for Failure to Appear (FTA) in Court
If you are issued a ticket or a summons for court and you fail to resolve the charge or appear at your court date, the court may issue an Failure to Appear (FTA) charge against you and/or a warrant for your arrest. This occurs when the Court reports your FTA to the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) who will, in turn, suspend your driver’s license. If this happens, the only way to get your license reinstated is to resolve the underlying charge(s) in court. After you have done so, the court will then send notice of compliance to the DOR. The process can seem overwhelming but our legal team is experienced in handling these matters and many of our clients are surprised to find out how quickly and easily we can get this done.