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Florida Drug Defense Attorney > Blog > Drug Crime Defense > Take a Deep Breath and Turn Yourself In

Take a Deep Breath and Turn Yourself In


Florida has a lot of scary things.  The ordinary afternoon thunderstorms are so terrifying that any reasonable person would head for the hills long before Florida appears in the cone projecting the path of a tropical storm or hurricane.  Nutria and iguanas are everywhere, and even the ducks that hang around Florida’s numerous man made lakes are scary.  What we do not have, however, are pocket warrants.  In Texas, courts can issue a warrant for police to arrest you, and you will never know why, or even that the warrant ever existed, until you are in the back of a police cruiser exercising your right to remain silent.  At least in Florida, it is always easy to find out if a warrant is out for your arrest.  If you find out about such a warrant, the best thing to do is to face up to it.  This does not mean, however, that you must do so in as vulnerable a position as you would be in if the police had taken you by surprise and arrested you while you were just minding your own business.  If you think there is a warrant out for your arrest because police suspect you of involvement in drug crimes, contact a Florida drug offenses attorney.

Why Is Turning Yourself In the Best Way to Deal With an Outstanding Warrant?

If a court has issued a warrant for your arrest, it means that a police officer has presented enough evidence to convince a judge that there is probable cause to accuse you of a crime.  It does not mean that you are guilty; that can only happen if you enter a guilty plea or if a jury convicts you beyond a reasonable doubt.  The longer you avoid dealing with your arrest warrant, the guiltier it makes you look; it just gives the prosecution more arguments to use against you.

By contrast, if you address your arrest warrant directly, you can walk into the police station with a plan, and in most cases, you can walk out the same day, so that later, you can show up in court with a plan.  If you think a court has issued a warrant to arrest you, first contact a criminal defense lawyer, who will give you a better idea of what to expect.  Then contact the sheriff’s office or police department in the county that issued the warrant to find out as much information as possible.  Your lawyer can then start brainstorming defense strategies and negotiating about bail.  Before you turn yourself in, you should also contact a bail bond company so you can bail yourself out.  Remember that, even though the court has issued a warrant for your arrest, you are still innocent until proven guilty.

Contact FL Drug Defense Group About Drug Cases

A Central Florida criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid making things worse if a court has issued a warrant for your arrest.  Contact FL Drug Defense Group in Orlando, Florida to discuss your case.



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