What can I do about an outstanding felony warrant?

Asked on July 14, 2015 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Warrants do not expire so you must deal with this ASAP. Considering that you are facing felony charges, they is a strong probability that the police will come looking for you. And it is far better to appear in court voluntarily than to be brought in on the jail bus. Even if they do not search for you, you will always have this hanging over your head. If will come up on employment background checks, etc. If you are ever stopped by the police for just even jaywalking they will find out about it.

At this point, you need to consult directly with a criminal law attorney. The sooner the better. They can best advise you further after hearing the details of the case.


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