How do I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest in Atlanta Georgia?
Calling the civil court number (XXX) XXX-XXXX which took me to http://www.georgiacourts.org/courts/fulton/
But I cant figure out what to do next.
arrest warrants do not come out of thin air.
They are usually the product of a missed court date or failure to comply with a court order
The court clerk at the courthouse where the case is pending is the only reliable source of info on the status of a case.
Only the court clerk can give you reliable information on whether or not a case has a warrant pending.
So, to find out if you have a warrant pending, the best option is to call or visit the court clerk in the courthouse hwere you think you have a proble,
problem that is.
If you have no idea where to look, it is very difficult.
If you have no paperwork, and no idea what court you are worried about - it is hard to get info.
Most courts have a separate traffic and criminal division. You may have to chech with each separately.
If it is a state court you are worried about - start looking at the county court where the incident occurred.
If it is a federal court (drug smuggling for example) you need to look up which US District Court handles the area where the incident happened.
Do not trust what friends or neighbors tell you about warrants that you may or may not have.
Ony trust the court clerk.
Only trust the court clerk that is.
When I need to look up a case to see if there is a warrant, I always try to go in person.
In some courts, you can look up criminal and traffic court case details online - but not everywhere. And sometimes you can look up limited info that does not help you at all.
It varies from county to county.
You can pay a private "background check" company to give you a nationwide "background check" if you want -
but that is not reliable info.
If they come back and say "nothing found", but you know there is something out there because you did not show up for your DWI arraignment, you cannot assume everything is OK.
Now, having said all of that . . . .
What is it that makes you think you may have a warrant for your arrest?
Do you know which county to look in?
Where did the incident happen?
Do you have any paperwork?
Or are you just paranoid?
You know . . .
Just because you are paranoid - it does not mean that they are not after you . . .
It happened in Atlanta GA. But I live in Washington state and was sent papers to come to court in georgia for today and missed my court this morning. So I just dont know.
What do the papers say?
My mother called me, because they were mailed to her. But something about being extradited for court, and I have no idea what that means. Does that mean if I am pulled over I am sent to Georgria?
Georgia, and I will call her when she is up, to be exact.
If you do not know what the papers actually say, all you can do is guess. You need to get those papers immediately and read them yourself. Then, you need to contact the court yourself and ask about the status of the case.
14yrs Exp in all major CA courts.
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