The state of Wisconsin issues thousands of arrest warrants every month, and in many cases, the police find the people they’re looking for. However, in some cases, the police are unable to find people for which they have an arrest warrant – and sometimes, those people turn themselves in. But is that something you should do? Is it ever advisable to turn yourself in to the police over an arrest warrant? This guide explains.
Should You Turn Yourself in if You Have a Warrant?
If you have a warrant for your arrest, you should consult with an attorney about when it’s appropriate to turn yourself in. You do need to know that turning yourself in will most likely lead to you being booked into jail. However, your attorney may be able to come up with alternative solutions. (That’s why it’s so important to speak to a lawyer if you have a warrant out for your arrest.)
Be aware that your attorney will advise you to turn yourself in. If you turn yourself in, your lawyer can take action to minimize the negative effects of the warrant. Your attorney can also help you deal with the circumstances that led to the issuance of the warrant in the first place.
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What Happens if You Turn Yourself In?
If you turn yourself into the police because you have an active arrest warrant, you’ll most likely be booked into jail. The length of time you’ll have to remain in jail depends on several factors, including the reason the warrant was issued in the first place and whether you can bond yourself out.
Your attorney will be working to get you the best possible outcome during this time.
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Do You Need to Talk to an Attorney About Turning Yourself in for a Warrant?
If you know you have a warrant for your arrest, it’s a good idea for you to talk to an attorney about your options as soon as possible. Call our office at 414-383-6700 or schedule a free consultation online now – we may be able to help you.