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Proactive Tips to Address an Active Warrant

In the movies, the character who has just been arrested will always swear that they had no idea that a warrant for their arrest existed, even as viewers shake their head in disbelief. Unlike the melodrama of a Hollywood script, people in real life often do have some reason to think that a warrant may have been issued for their arrest. If you are one of the many people who may already have some type of outstanding warrant hanging over their heads, this information can help you find a proactive solution.

How Bail Is Set and How to Have It Reduced

When you get a call from a loved one telling you they’ve been arrested, your first thought may be to hurry up and bail them out of jail. The faster you bail them out, the less work or school they will miss, the sooner they can begin working on their defense, and the less time they will spend in jail.

However, the circumstances may not always work as you expect with their case, and bail isn’t always offered so easily. And, unfortunately, extenuating circumstances can prevent your loved one from being offered a reasonable bail amount, at least initially. The information here will educate you on some of the reasons your loved one may be given a high bail amount, and what can be done about this situation.

What Happens If You Are Arrested for Burglary?

In Minnesota, burglary can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances in which the alleged crime was committed. Even then, the penalties for the crime of burglary are steep and include possible jail time and/or payment of a fine.

If you are arrested for burglary and are offered bail, you could make the bail payment on your own or ask a bail bonds company to post a bond on your behalf. This will secure your release from jail so you can have time to build a strong defense.

Read on to learn more about what to expect if you or a loved one is arrested for burglary in Minnesota.

3 Reasons the Court May Revoke Bail

Many people believe that after posting bail all they have to do is show up at their court appointments and they’ll be able to stay out of jail. While that’s definitely a critical provision of your release, there are actually a number of situations that can result in your bail being canceled by the court and a warrant issued for your arrest. This guide lists three you should be aware of and what you can do to avoid them.
  1. Courtroom Shenanigans
No one likes the prospect of being convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail time. So, it’s understandable you would use all the tools available to keep that from happening. However, if you engage in illegal activities to do so or act in bad faith with the court, then the judge may rescind your bail and throw you in jail as punishment.

4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Turning Yourself in to Jail

When you discover that a warrant is out for your arrest, there is only one correct way to handle the situation – to turn yourself in. While the idea of turning yourself in to go to jail does not seem favorable, you can take measures now to make your experience less challenging. It is possible to clear your warrant by posting a bond through Absolute Bail Bonds. Please contact us at 612-333-3030 so that we can go through your options with you. Learn some of the critical actions you need to make before you turn yourself in to the authorities.
  1. Hire an Attorney
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are facing significant legal trouble. You need someone on your side to ensure you know what you are facing and to protect your rights. The fact that a warrant has been issued on someone’s behalf does not mean that they are guilty, but it does say that the prosecution has enough evidence to presume guilt.