A criminal warrant can be described as when a court provides law enforcement with the authority to transgress on your rights in a manner that would typically be illegal. When people are hit with a criminal warrant, it can often come as a huge surprise. In fact, many people might not be aware that there is a warrant issued. Criminal warrants are not usually public record, so in most cases you would not be able to check if there is a warrant out for your arrest or if a search warrant has been issued for your property. This is in order to prevent a person from fleeing or destroying evidence.
If you ever find yourself facing a criminal warrant, it may be in your best interest to reach out to a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney. It is important to make sure that none of your rights are being violated. Our team of criminal defense attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. are here to help you through the process if you are ever hit with a criminal warrant.
Below are three of the most common types of criminal warrants:
With a search warrant, law enforcement officials can search for particular items at a specific location. They are not able to search any area that is not specified within the warrant. In order to obtain such a warrant, they must first submit an affidavit to the court that is able to establish probable cause of criminal activity.
With an arrest warrant, law enforcement officials can arrest the person or people named in the warrant. In order to obtain such a warrant, they must first provide a written affidavit to a magistrate or judge that is able to establish probable cause of a crime being or that was committed and there is reason to believe that the person named in the warrant committed the crime.
With a bench warrant, law enforcement officials may arrest you on sight or place you in custody until your hearing date. Such warrants can be issued in the case of both civil and criminal court proceedings and are typically issued when you have failed to appear in court or been found in contempt for failing to abide by a court order.
When it comes to any type of criminal warrant, it is very important that you are aware of your rights. You do not have to consent to a search of your home, car, or business without a warrant . Law enforcement is only able to take actions that are specifically outlined in the warrant. If they take any action not specified within the warrant, you may be able to challenge the grounds for your arrest or search of your home. If you feel that you may have reason to challenge a criminal warrant, a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville can help you examine your case and defend your rights.
Hire a Team of Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you believe that there may be a criminal warrant issued under your name, or if you or your property have been searched following a warrant, contact our team of Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. We will walk you through the process and inform you of the best way to handle your situation, while ensuring that your rights are protected along the way.
At Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., we have a team of Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys who can help you throughout your time of need. We do not charge for our initial consultation on any criminal matter. During our initial consultation, we take the opportunity to discuss your current situation, answer any questions you may have, and discuss how we can help with representation moving through the legal process. Our experience has shown that the earlier in the case that we are hired, the more we are able to help our clients in their time of need.
The law firm of Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. has been serving Jacksonville and surrounding counties since 1976.
To let the Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. attorneys assist you with your criminal law case, call or text 904-777-7777 or click our Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys page to learn how we can help you. We have many years of experience in criminal law cases. We are based in Jacksonville, Florida.