How long does it take for a warrant to take affect on a violation of pretrial release?

I violated the terms of pretrial
release. How long does it take for the
warrant to process before I can turn my
self in? This is in Florida.

Asked on May 24, 2016 under Criminal Law, Florida


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Usually warrants are entered in the state systems within 1-5 days.  However, keep in mind that most warrants are entered by hand.  This means that if the person responsible for entering the warrant is behind on entry, then there could be a delay in the entry of the warrant.  Once you know the warrant is active, then you should turn yourself in to avoid any "avoiding apprehension" allegations.

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