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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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How Do I Turn Myself In on an Open Warrant in New York City?

Understanding Open Warrants in New York City

If you have an open warrant in New York City, it means there is an active arrest order against you for failing to appear in court or violating the terms of your probation or parole. Having an open warrant can be stressful, but avoiding the issue rarely makes it go away. Here is what you need to know about open warrants and how to properly turn yourself in:

Checking for Active Warrants

You can check if you have any active warrants by searching the New York State Unified Court System’s online case lookup. You will need your name, date of birth, and any case details you may have. This search will tell you if there are any pending cases or warrants against you.

You can also call the county clerk’s office or the court where you missed your appearance to inquire about potential warrants. Provide them with your full legal name and birthdate.

Finally, you can go to the local police precinct and ask them to do a warrant check. Be aware that they may detain you if any active warrants come up.

Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Before turning yourself in, it is highly advisable to speak with a criminal defense lawyer who can help negotiate the terms of your surrender. They can assist with:

  • Arranging your surrender: A lawyer can coordinate with law enforcement your voluntary surrender, making the process smoother. This allows you to avoid being arrested unexpectedly in public.
  • Lowering or eliminating bail: Your attorney can file motions to get your bail lowered or waived so you can be released faster.
  • Working on bond reinstatement: If a bondsman revoked your bail bond, a lawyer may be able to get the bond reinstated so you don’t have to pay again.
  • Getting charges dropped or reduced: In some cases, your lawyer may even be able to negotiate with prosecutors to get charges against you lessened or dismissed.

Take the time to research defense lawyers’ experience and track record fighting the charges you face to make the best choice. Public defender associations also provide legal services if you cannot afford private counsel.

The Surrender Process

Where to Turn Yourself In
To turn yourself in on an open warrant in NYC, go to the nearest police precinct in the borough where the warrant originated. Ask at the front desk about handling active warrants and request to surrender.

You can also go directly to the courthouse in the county that issued the warrant. Tell the court officer on duty that you wish to turn yourself in on an open warrant and have them alert law enforcement to come process you.

What to Bring
Be sure to bring valid government-issued ID. The police will need to positively identify you and run your information against any databases showing warrants.

Also have cash (in small bills) or a credit/debit card to pay any preset bail amount. If a bondsman posts your full bail later, the paid amount will be returned.

Booking and Bail Procedures
After surrendering, you will be taken into custody, photographed, fingerprinted, and formally charged. If already set, your bail options and next court dates will be discussed.

If bail was not preset, you will go before a criminal court judge who considers factors like flight risk and public safety to decide conditions of release and future appearances.

Once any bail is posted and processed, you will be released pending trial. Be sure to understand all requirements placed on you as conditions of release.

Consequences of an Open Warrant

Until you properly turn yourself in and get an open warrant cleared, you may face additional legal penalties like:

  • Bail increase: Judges often raise bail amounts for those evading active warrants.
  • License suspension: NY can suspend driver’s licenses for failure to appear on traffic citations.
  • Fines and fees: Added court fines, fees, and surcharges may be imposed for warrant evasion.
  • Felony charges: If previously wanted on a misdemeanor, it may escalate to a felony for alluding police.
  • Repeat offenses: Missed court dates can count against you and lead to lengthier sentences.
  • Employment issues: Many jobs conduct background checks flagging open warrants.
  • Travel problems: Outstanding warrants appear in national criminal databases, causing airport detentions.
  • Statute of limitations: With time limits for filing charges, old warrants may still be prosecutable if you fail to act.

Clearing up arrest warrants quickly is vital for avoiding compounding legal problems. The sooner you can address these matters properly with counsel, the better for mitigating lasting effects.

Being accused of a crime and facing an open warrant is frightening. But you can take back control of your situation by retaining skilled legal help. Top-rated NYC criminal lawyers can guide you through the process of responsibly clearing any outstanding warrants.

Defense attorneys have experience negotiating surrenders that advance your interests and rights. They also work to reduce penalties related to missed court appearances. With sound legal advice, you can resolve these matters in the most favorable way.

Do not wait to act if you have a warrant in New York City. The potential risks to your freedom, finances, and record will only increase over time. Get expert counsel on your side without delay. They will help put these charges firmly behind you so you can move forward.

Resources

Check for Active Warrants in New York

Finding a Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York

Surrendering on an Open Warrant – Video

Consequences of Outstanding Warrants

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