What To Do When You Have An Arrest Warrant For Driving With A Revoked License

5 March 2021
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If there is a warrant out for your arrest because you were driving with a revoked license and it was turned into a felony, you are better off turning yourself in to the police after you have contacted an experienced felony attorney. Trying to avoid capture or fleeing the country will likely backfire. However, there is a better approach to take than to simply turn yourself into the police.

Don't Wait for the Police to Arrest You

If you are arrested, your arrest might occur at a time that is very inconvenient. For example, you might be arrested while you are at work. Depending on when you are arrested, you might spend more time in jail than you would otherwise. You may also receive bond terms that are not as favorable. 

What You Should Do Instead

You will be better off having a felony attorney to coordinate with the police. The police are often not willing to cooperate with a criminal, and you are likely to experience even less cooperation if you have not attended court appearances that you were supposed to in the past. 

However, with a felony attorney, you may be able to have the arrest warrant withdrawn, and you may be able to have a court date scheduled. If they are not willing to withdraw your arrest warrant, you may be able to schedule a time and place for your arrest. 

Arrangements to Make Before You Are Arrested

Before you are arrested, you will want to make sure that you have made all necessary arrangements for your children to be handed over to a caregiver. If you believe you will be able to be let out on bail, you can make arrangements with a bail bond company. To be able to post bond, you will need to make sure that you are arrested when the court is open. 

Your Defense for Driving with a Revoked License

Driving with a revoked license is not considered to be a petty traffic infraction. Instead, you are likely to be charged with a felony and receive other harsh penalties, especially if you have driven on a revoked license for a second time. 

However, to be charged with this crime, the police will need to prove that you were driving the car and will also have to prove that your license was revoked at the time. If a felony attorney is able to dispute either of these claims, you may be able to have your charges dropped. 

To learn more, contact a felony attorney.