Is There a Warrant for your Arrest in Pennsylvania?
New Technologies Make it More Likely to Catch up With You
Protect Yourself by Taking Action Now!
Did you skip a court date and fail to appear in court in PA? If so you
will be charged with Failure to Appear (FTA), and a bench warrant
will be issued for your arrest.
Whether you live out of state, and couldn't make it to court,
just panicked, or any other reason for skipping your court date, a
warrant can get you arrested anytime, anywhere. Even a warrant
that is years or decades old can come back to haunt you.
Unfortunately, this is increasingly common as old data files are put
But we can work to reduce and eliminate many of the risks if we
address the problem right away, before you are stopped by the police
and arrested. if you are arrested, your leverage is substantially
reduced. You are much better off trying to cooperate and deal with
the problem proactively. In many cases, old charges can be dismissed
or otherwise cleared up with little or no significant penalty.
If you are worried about a warrant for your arrest for failing to
appear in court, please call us now at (888) 412-3298 or
contact us for your free consultation.
We'll tell you exactly how we can work with the courts to help you.
How Likely Are they to Find Me?
The police are probably not actively looking for you, if you have
a warrant for a relatively minor charge. However, there are many
ways to get picked up.
- Your name is in a statewide Pennsylvania database called the Judicial Network
system (JNET). This data is shared between law enforcement agencies
nationwide, so it could appear anywhere.
- Any time the police run you name, it will be flagged as an
outstanding warrant. If you are stopped and questioned by the
police for any reason, such as a broken tail light or speeding,
you will be arrested. This could happen anywhere in the country,
not just Pennsylvania.
- An increasing number of police cruisers have license plate
scanning technology. (See this article in the
Philadelphia Inquirer.) Sitting by the side of the
road or in traffic, these video cameras can scan thousands of
cars per hour, and flag any license plates that are driving by
people with outstanding warrants, or other issues. So you can be
arrested just by driving down the road legally.
- If you travel into the country, you could be stopped during
a check of your passport and citizenship.
Free Legal Consultation on any Pennsylvania Arrest Warrant
If you haven't been arrested, but are worried about an
outstanding warrant issued by a Pennsylvania judge, please call us
before anything happens. We can often work to get the warrant
resolved and removed behind the scenes, taking away significant risk
of serious penalties.
Of course, we can help you if you've already been arrested, too.
In fact, you definitely need a lawyer to defend you. But the case
becomes trickier, and we may have to argue with the judge about some
extenuating circumstances to try to defend your case.
Pennsylvania Outstanding Warrants, via Montgomery County
Pennsylvania law on Failure to appear.
Please contact the attorneys of Pennsylvania-Criminal-Defense.com
to help you with any failure to appear / outstanding warrant in
We have decades of
experience in criminal courts across Pennsylvania, helping clients
fight nearly every type of criminal charge from serious felonies to
misdemeanors and minor traffic charges.
Please call us now for a free criminal
defense consultation on any criminal charge in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. Call (888) 412-3298.