What is a pending arrest warrant? 11 Answers as of April 23, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You will be arrested in the very near future.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2013
LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com
LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com | Andrea Storey Rogers
If the arrest warrant is pending, it means the police haven't actually issued the warrant yet but they will soon. You need to hire an attorney to represent you.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 4/23/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
You want to get a lawyer and fight the matter. If you did not know of the dope then you are innocent.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/18/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Perhaps the prosecution is in the process of seeking a warrant for your arrest. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/17/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
That means it is making its way to a Judge to be signed. Time to shop around for a lawyer pal, preferably before you make a wrong move, like forget your right to remain silent and open your mouth and incriminate yourself.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/17/2013
    Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    Law Offices of Marshall Tauber | Marshall Tauber
    Pending warrant means that the officer in charge of the case has submitted a request to the prosecutor's office for a warrant for your arrest but it has not yet been issued.? The police will contact you once the warrant request is approved.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/17/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    A pending arrest warrant means there is an active warrant outstanding, which has not yet been served on the individual for whom it is directed.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/17/2013
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    It could mean one of two things: Either (a) there is a pending warrant out for your arrest, in which event you would be arrested and booked, or (b) no warrant has yet been issued, but the police are applying for a warrant which would permit them to formally arrest and book you. If you were detained, but not booked or arrested and then released, this may mean that the police are now seeking a warrant for your arrest, and will come back later to arrest and book you. In either case, you need to immediately retain criminal defense counsel. You cannot talk your way out of this, and you should not be speaking with the police without a lawyer being present.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/17/2013
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC | Thaddeus Furlong, Esq.
    Pending arrest warrant is an unversed arrest order. It means you can now be arrested.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/17/2013
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    That means you expect to be served with an arrest warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/17/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    A pending arrest warrant is generally a warrant that has issued but the arrest not yet made. Get an attorney, speak with no one, especially the authorities, until you have counsel.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/17/2013
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