How to Check for Pennsylvania Warrants

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If you have unpaid traffic tickets or did not show up for a court date in Pennsylvania, you may have a bench warrant out for your arrest. If you think you might have an outstanding warrant in Pennsylvania, contact a legal authority for verification so you can resolve the situation rapidly.

If you have unpaid traffic tickets or did not show up for an appointed court date in Pennsylvania, you may have a bench warrant out for your arrest. To confirm whether or not you have an active warrant, you'll have to contact someone with access to the court system, such as an attorney, bondsman or county clerk. When a bench warrant is outstanding, police officers have the right to arrest you even if they are pulling you over for a simple traffic violation. You'll want to find out as soon as possible if you have a warrant so that you can have it removed.

Contact an Attorney

Ask him to find out if you have an arrest warrant issued in Pennsylvania. There will probably be a small fee associated with this service, depending upon the attorney that you contact.

Contact a Professional Bondsman

Ask the bondsman to find out if there is a Pennsylvania warrant issued in your name. If you know the county where the warrant may have been issued, contact a bondsman in that county. Many bondsmen are happy to provide this service for free, since they have access to the correct data.

Use a Warrant Search Database to Search for a Warrant in Your Name

These types of services typically offer to sell you a membership which allows you to use all the resources on the website for a predetermined time period.

Call the Pennsylvania City or County Court

If an incident occurred that may have resulted in the issuance of a warrant, you probably already know which town it was in. Ask to speak with a clerk of court in that area and they should be able to tell you, for free, whether or not a warrant has been issued in your name.

Warnings

  • If you go to the police station to find out if a warrant has been issued in your name, you are likely to be arrested on the spot if the answer is yes.

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Jennifer Brister a freelance writer located in Northeast Louisiana. She has enjoyed careers as an educator, a nuclear lab technician and a massage therapist. Her writing can be found in several publications, including "The Circle," "Carbon Cotton Magazine" and "Fashion Advantage Magazine." She has been employed as a professional freelance writer for three years.

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