Douglas J. Smith Law Office, P.C.
104 East Eufaula Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73069
FREE CASE EVALUATION - Call (405) 360-2660
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Norman Oklahoma Lawyer
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ARREST WARRANT ATTORNEY IN NORMAN OKLAHOMA
RESOLVING WARRANTS - CLEVELAND COUNTY DISTRICT
If you think there is an active Arrest Warrant with your name on it in Cleveland County, do not wait for the authorities to come for you. The law enforcement seems to arrest individuals at the most inopportune time — in the middle of the night, at dinner time, or even at your workplace. You can avoid embarrassment and an extended stay in jail by taking a proactive approach to your arrest warrant and the pending criminal offense against you.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF THERE IS AN ARREST WARRANT?
The most common scenarios for an Arrest Warrant might be violating terms of your probation, not showing up for a court date or failing to pay court costs and fines that were ordered. Douglas J. Smith represents individuals that have unresolved arrest warrants that they might have from a previous visit to Oklahoma.
The first step in getting an active arrest warrant taken care of is to contact Douglas J. Smith at the Smith Law Office, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. Mr. Smith can also verify if there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest and the amount of the bond.
HERE ARE THREE (3) OPTIONS TO CONSIDER
- The ideal option is to turn yourself in by appearing with an attorney in court at the arraignment. A later court date will be set for the disposition of your case. This scenario avoids the embarrassment of being arrested, having a strip search, making bail, and the hassle of going to jail at an inopportune time. In most cases, if you have retained an attorney, you are more likely to get a reduced bond or even a free bond.
- Another option is to post a surety bond through a licensed bail bond agency. This guarantees you will not be inconveniently arrested, but requires that you pay the bondsman a non-refundable 10 percent premium on the bond amount. Depending on the amount of the bond and the bondsman's assessment of your risk of failing to appear, the bondsman may require you to post collateral to cover the other 90 percent of the bond amount. The drawbacks to this option are twofold: First, the bondman will turn you into the jail and it will take several hours to process you out. Second, the bondsman may attach conditions to the bond that restrict your freedom and require you to keep daily or weekly contact with the bondsman. Most importantly, if you fail to appear, the bondsman will track you down and any property that was used as collateral may be subject to forfeiture to the bondsman.
- The final option is turn yourself in to the Cleveland County Jail and pay the full amount of the bond in cash. Keep in mind that the court can apply your cash bond to other court cost and fines that you owe. The amount remaining, if any, will be returned to you assuming you did not fail to appear for court.
AVOID AN EMBARRASSING ARREST AND A NIGHT IN JAIL
Douglas J. Smith is an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who will represent you on any criminal charge or probation violation for which the Arrest Warrant was issued.
CALL DOUGLAS J. SMITH AT (405) 360-2660 TO REQUEST A COMPLIMENTARY CASE EVALUATION TODAY!