What Happens if You Turn Yourself In for a Warrant?

Millions of Americans have outstanding warrants. Typically, these warrants are for outstanding traffic violations and other minor infractions. But technically speaking, all outstanding arrest warrants can lead a person to the same jail. In general jail population, violent felons, drug dealers, and stop sign runners all share the same area.

Furthermore, arrest warrants have no statute of limitation. An active warrant today will remain active until it is served, even if that is several years or decades down the road. That is a shocking thing to realize if you are driving through a state where years ago you got a speeding ticket that was casually thrown away…and you are stopped again for going a few miles over the speed limit only to end up in handcuffs for an old speeding ticket that had turned into a bench warrant.

The best way to take care of outstanding warrants in Clarksville and the surrounding area is to work with Fizer Bonding Company (bail bond near me) and turn yourself in if necessary. That’s the only way to avoid the embarrassment of arrest, because these warrants never go away on their own. Voluntary surrender with your Fizer Bonding Company 24-hour bail bondsman is also the only way to obtain peace of mind. Otherwise, you may spend years looking in your rearview mirror for cops in the area.

The Surrender Procedure

Warrant surrender always takes place at the jail or courthouse. Your Fizer Bonding Company bondsman (bail bond clarksville tn) takes care of all the paperwork for you and lets the defendant know when to be in court.

In other more complicated situations, the defendant must be fingerprinted. So, the defendant must go to the jail or detention facility. Since your bail bondsman will probably do much of the paperwork in advance, the bookin and bookout process is an expedited one. Typically, surrendering defendants either do not have to go into the general population section or only stay there for a few minutes.

This process is usually easier at local jails. Larger county facilities may take longer. However, not all local jails accept voluntary surrenders, especially if the warrant is from another jurisdiction. Your Fizer bail bondsman is familiar with Montgomery and Robertson County procedures and can help you with knowing what to expect and how to get through the process as quickly and easily as possible.

What’s the Best Time to Turn Yourself In for a Warrant?

The time of day, or time of night, makes a difference as well. Weekend nights are usually the worst time to turn yourself in for a warrant. Most jail populations peak at about this time.

In contrast, weekday afternoons are usually the best time to surrender. The previous night’s inmates have all been processed, and the next rush has yet to arrive. Moreover, during the day, jails are usually fully staffed. They may only have skeleton staffs at night.

That being said, your Fizer Bonding Company bond agent will coordinate a surrender time with you. Whatever time you turn yourself in, be sure a friend or relative comes with you. You probably will not feel like driving home after it’s over. Your bondsman will either call ahead with the paperwork or be there with you. If you have a lawyer, and you are surrendering for a non-traffic warrant, your lawyer might be there with you as well.

If you think you might have a reason to turn yourself in and get the jail release ball rolling, call Fizer Bonding Company. We offer free bail bond consultation and over 30 years of bonding experience.  Our kind-hearted, professional staff will walk you through each step of the process of turning yourself in and we will take the time to explain things to you and make sure you understand the process. If you have more questions about how bail bonds work, see our webpage  Fizer Bonding Company is a member of Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents.

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