What Should I Do if I Have a Warrant Out for My Arrest in NJ?

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Learning that the police have a warrant out for your arrest can be scary and overwhelming. Most of the time, individuals do not learn of this until the police come to their door to arrest them. If you are in this situation, it is in your best interest to give our skilled Bergen County criminal defense attorney a call today to examine the specifics of your case and your options. If you have been given advanced warning of the warrant or find out when you are arrested, there are a number of important steps you will want to take including:

#1: Retain an Attorney

It is recommended that you retain the services of a criminal defense attorney right away if you have a warrant for your arrest. A skilled attorney will be able to supply you with guidance on what steps you should take, and how to act during your arrest and police questioning. Your attorney will also attend all court hearings with you. A qualified lawyer can also construct a strong defense so that the charges are dismissed or lowered to a less serious crime with less severe penalties.

#2: Reach out to a Bail Bondsperson

After consulting with your attorney, you may want to reach out to a bail bondsperson who can help you arrange to post bail if that is a choice for you. Making arrangements with a bail bondsperson before you are arrested can reduce the time that you must remain in jail.

#3: Do Not Make Statements to the Police

Keep in mind that you have a constitutional right to remain silent while in police custody. You should not make any verbal or written statements to law enforcement officers. Your lawyer should be present at any point you are questioned. You should also take the following steps:

  • Do not make any statements anyone to in your jail cell or other inmates. These statements can be used against you.
  • Be conscientious of what you say when using a telephone at the police station or jail because your conversation may be recorded or monitored.

What legal services can our firm provide?

At The Law Office of Attorney Conway, our legal team is committed to supplying clients throughout Bergen County with comprehensive legal representation. Our firm has nearly 25 years of experience protecting clients throughout various degrees of criminal matters. Our attorneys are determined to examine all options needed to help you obtain a promising outcome in your case. Our firm is committed to protecting you from the lifelong effects that can come from a criminal conviction. Our skilled attorneys can defend you in various matters of criminal defense, including the following:

  • Violent Crimes
  • DWIs
  • Drug Offenses
  • Expungements
  • Gun Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations