Did you come home only to find a door hanger or business card informing you that there is a warrant for your arrest? If so, you’ll need to take steps to clear the warrant. According to collincountytx.gov, most warrants “are filed as a result of a bad check or an unpaid traffic citation issued by the Highway Patrol, Collin County Sheriff’s Office or a Deputy from Precinct 3.” Of course, warrants can also be issued when a defendant fails to show up in court, or when a criminal investigation yields enough evidence against a suspect that a warrant is issued for the suspect’s arrest. According to Collin County’s website, there are nearly 39,000 active warrants in Collin County, Texas. If there is an active warrant out for your arrest and you are stopped for any reason, including speeding or expired registration, you can be arrested on the spot. The following are common reasons why people have active warrants against them:
- Unpaid traffic tickets
- Family violence protective order violation
- Failure to comply with bail conditions
- Suspicion that you committed a crime
- Failure to appear for a scheduled court appearance
Is there an active warrant out for your arrest in Collin County? To find out, go to Collin County’s Active Warrants Lookup page.
Can the Police Kick Down My Door?
If the police have an active warrant for your arrest, yes, they can forcibly enter your home to apprehend you and take you into custody. Are you concerned yet? You should be. At this point, the best way to protect yourself is to secure a criminal defense attorney from our firm. With a skilled lawyer by your side, you can deal with the warrant head-on proactively. This way, you can prevent the worst from happening. To get the immediate help you need, contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC to meet with a Plano criminal defense attorney – let us help you avoid the scenario you’re fearing.