You may be going about your business on any given day when you are suddenly—and shockingly—placed in handcuffs and arrested. This jarring experience requires the services of an experienced Salt Lake City arrest warrant attorney. An arrest warrant or bench warrant can be issued for new misdemeanor or felony charges or issued after you fail to appear in court for a scheduled court date.
An arrest warrant can also be issued for violations of probation conditions. Whether you think a warrant may have been issued in your name or you are completely unaware of the warrant until you are sitting in the back of a police cruiser, it is essential that you seek knowledgeable attorneys to address the warrant as well as the underlying charges.
Doing nothing is not an option. If you know there is a warrant and you do nothing, you may be arrested at the most inopportune time. It’s better to take a proactive approach, as this will likely save you time, money, frustration, and embarrassment. If you surrender yourself willingly, your attorney may be able to persuade the court to withdraw the arrest warrant or release you on a reasonable bond.
Why Choose a Salt Lake City Arrest Warrant Attorney from Conyers & Nix?
When you choose attorneys Kate Conyers and Jesse Nix, you have chosen a highly skilled legal team with extensive experience. Kate and Jesse both worked in the public defender’s office, giving them a wide variety of legal experience with many different cases, as well as more trials under their belts than most attorneys. Kate and Jesse know most of the prosecutors and judges who would be hearing your cases, giving them a significant advantage when defending their clients.
Attorney Kate Conyers is passionate about ensuring that defendant’s rights are always fully protected. She is equally passionate about ensuring that pretrial conditions are not excessive, fighting for a fair trial for her clients, and putting her clients in the best possible situation for sentencing. Attorney Jesse Nix enjoys trial advocacy because he enjoys the preparation process and the satisfaction of achieving a positive outcome.
If you believe this level of zealous advocacy can make a difference in the outcome of your charges, then Conyers & Nix is the law firm for you. We fight for our client’s best interests, no matter how challenging that fight may be. We always treat our clients respectfully and are never judgmental. We fully understand the difficulties those charged criminally face, and we will practice honesty and transparency while managing expectations.
What Is a Salt Lake City Arrest Warrant?
Your Salt Lake City warrant may be a “cash only” warrant or a “bondable” warrant. If the warrant is classified as “bondable,” then you can use a bonding company to post the bond on your behalf. You typically will be required to pay ten percent of the total bail amount—a non-refundable fee. A “cash-only” warrant means the bail amount must be paid in cash (or with a credit card). A cash bond can be refunded to you in full once the case is resolved—unless you skip out on your court appearance.
How Do You Know if There is a Warrant for Your Arrest?
If you suspect a warrant is out for your arrest, you can find out for sure by doing one of the following—(however, you should definitely speak to an attorney before you do anything):
- You can look through the Utah Courts Directory online system and contact your county’s clerk of courts.
- Using the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Utah Statewide Warrants Search, you can enter your name to see if a warrant shows up.
- You can call (801) 965-4445, the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, to determine whether there is a warrant for your arrest.
- An attorney can help you determine whether there is a warrant for your arrest and what your next move should be.
How Can You Avoid Jail When There is a Warrant for Your Arrest?
The only way you can avoid spending some time in jail when there is a warrant for your arrest is to contact an attorney immediately. Your attorney can contact the prosecutor or court and tell them they will bring you to court.
This prevents an embarrassing arrest when you least expect it. Your attorney can appear with you in court and have the warrant recalled or removed. Once it has been recalled, you will be given a new court date where you can show up without fear of an arrest. Once the court knows you have hired an attorney, they know you are serious about your defense and are much less of a flight risk.
Will an Arrest Warrant Show Up on a Background Check?
A warrant will generally appear on a background check, although it will depend on the thoroughness of the background check. If you have a background check done for a potential job or to rent, you should be upfront on your application and state that there is a warrant but that you and your attorney are taking care of it.
How a Salt Lake City Arrest Warrant Attorney from Conyers & Nix Can Help
Before you make any decision regarding how you want to deal with an outstanding warrant, it is essential that you speak to an experienced Salt Lake City arrest warrant attorney from Conyers & Nix. We will help you determine the course of action that will be the least harmful to your life, job, and future. We will fiercely advocate for you every step of the way, so contact a skilled Conyers & Nix attorney today.