You have just seen the San Antonio police department knocking on your door. In a panic, you start trying to figure out whether you have a warrant out for your arrest. This article is about how you can effectively find out the status of any Bexar County Texas warrants that may be issued against you for criminal charges ranging from Class B misdemeanors all the way to 1st Degree felonies.
Do I Have a Warrant in San Antonio?
Go to the Bexar County Federated Search. There you will see the following three steps to take to see any cases pending against you. First you will see this window, where you will click “agree.”
Once you follow these steps, you will be able to see cases pending under your name in Bexar County. If you have a pending charge, then you can assume that you have an active warrant (if you were not yet arrested for that offense). If you have a warrant issued for your arrest, you should hire a criminal defense lawyer, and then turn yourself in. Do not turn yourself in before talking to a lawyer. Please call (210) 271-2800 for a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer from Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC.
A Second Method For Finding Out the Status of Any Active Warrants in Bexar County, Texas
You can attempt to call the Bexar County Court House clerks and ask about the status of any warrants. This method may or may not work, depending on what staff member you speak with. Call (210) 335-6050. Be very polite and simply say this: “Hi, I am calling to find out about the status of a warrant.” The clerk will ask for a “SID” number. If you have your own SID number, then provide it to her. If you do not, simply say “I do not have the SID number, but I have the date of birth.” If she is willing to look up the information for you, she will request the date of birth, and the name. She will be able to look at the computer database and see the status of any Bexar County warrants. She will then say, this person does or does not have any pending charges or active warrants.
We have crossed this section of the Blog out, as this method is not any longer effective in Bexar County.
If the clerk is unwilling to help you find out about arrest warrants that are issued against you, call a criminal defense lawyer to help you.
On Municipal Warrants in Bexar County, If You Missed Your Ticket Court Date
Please note, that this article is not about figuring out whether you have a warrant for your arrest for any municipal tickets. If you had a setting to appear for a traffic ticket or Class C misdemeanor, and you failed to appear, then in all likelihood, you have a warrant out for your arrest. But, for small offenses, you can hire a lawyer to get the warrant lifted even without needing to appear in person. If you have missed your court date for your ticket, simply call me at (210) 271-2800.
Order $20.00 Warrant Checker
Should you like a lawyer to check on the status of your warrants, you may order a San Antonio warrant check from Cook & Cook Law Firm ($20.00) using this Order link. Reference #222 (be sure to enclose the correct email address for us to reply to). You will receive the reply within 1 business day.
* remember that this warrant checking service does not include the status of municipal warrants.
Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Try to Lower Your Bond, Before Turning Yourself In
Cook & Cook would be more than happy to represent you on your case. It is best to hire a criminal defense lawyer prior to turning yourself in for a warrant as often your bond amount can be lowered. Call us at (210) 271-2800.