New arrest warrants are issued every day in Austin for the arrest of individuals. However, for a lot of people, they may never know that the warrant existed until they are pulled over for something like a minor traffic violation. If you think this is unlucky, keep in mind that an arrest warrant can be executed by law enforcement at any time. This means that a warrant for your arrest could be executed at your place of work or employment, your home or anywhere that you may found.
Often times after an individual has had an encounter with law enforcement, they assume that everything is “ok” because they were released without being arrested and taken to jail. However, they are later shocked to learn that a warrant was issued for their arrest sometime after this encounter. This type of situation often occurs when law enforcement is investigating a call or comes into contact with someone, but does not believe, at least at the time, that there was probable cause to make an arrest or that a crime had been committed. What has usually happened is that upon further investigation by law enforcement, the officer or possibly a detective felt like there was enough evidence to present to a Judge for the issuance of an arrest warrant.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest in Austin, Texas, contact Attorney Kevin Bennett as soon as possible to discuss how to clear or “lift” the warrant.