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it is difficult to help you without knowing why there would be an arrest for you - unless it is related to your son not being in school. homeschooling is perfectly legal; however, those parents who home school need to register with the board of education. thereby, that, of course, would let them know the child is being schooled and not just truant. parents can be held liable for their children's absences. the state's attorney is under no legal obligation to reveal anything about an ongoing investigation. you can contact your local sheriff and see if there is indeed an outstanding warrant for your arrest and what that charge is and then you will have a better idea of how to proceed.
i can not offer any other suggestions for you - i said to call the sheriff and ask. i never said go to the police station. there is no other way to find out..
no problem. good luck. no need to reply to this info request. thank you
I'm wondering if the dispute here is over semantics, there is a difference between the POLICE station and the SHERIFF'S department. The police station would be your city police while the sheriff has jurisdiction for your entire county.
The police department may well have obtained the warrant, but the sheriff's office typically houses and serves the warrants. As such, it might be helpful to call the SHERIFF'S department, they will often provide information on the warrants, whereas the police department might not.
Additionally, and I know you said you couldn't afford an attorney, an attorney might be able to assist you in getting the information you seek.
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