i have a felony warrant for me. But i would like to enroll and attend cosmetology school before i have to go jail. will the law be able to find me?

If i enroll and sign up, will the law be able to find my information on my whereabouts and arrest me? i’dlike to go to school and be able to get a good job when i get out so i don’t have to wait to gol to school. i really want to start but i am afraid of being found and arrested. does anyone know? thankyou!

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Enrolling in cosmetology school, on its own, probably will not increase your likelihood of being picked up on an outstanding warrant.  When an individual has an outstanding warrant, it is usually resolved in one of three ways:  First, you could be arrested for a new crime.  This could be something as simple as a traffic ticket.  Second, you could turn yourself in.  And finally, you could be subject to a raid for outstanding warrants or the police could otherwise come looking for you.  Without knowing the charges contained within the warrant, I cannot determine how likely it would be that the police would actually come looking for you -- while in cosmetology school or anywhere else.  What I can tell you is that it is probably just a matter of time before the warrant is resolved in one of the above ways.  Therefore, even though enrolling in cosmetology school probably will not increase your likelihood of being picked up, I recommend that you consult with and/or retain an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to resolve your warrant in the most favorable manner possible.


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