- Reasons Warrants are Issued
- Probable Cause
- Failure to Appear/Bench Warrant (Capias)
- Check if you have an Outstanding Warrant
- How We Can Help
- Florida Constitution Text on Warrants (Article I, Section 12)
Reasons Warrants are Issued
An arrest warrant can be issued for different reasons. The two most common reasons warrants get issued are if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe you committed a crime or if you were required to attend a court date and failed to appear.
Probable Cause Warrant
An arrest warrant must be supported by a signed and sworn affidavit showing probable cause that 1) specific crime has been committed, and 2) the person(s) named in the warrant committed said crime.
Failure to Appear/Bench Warrant (Capias)
A bench warrant, sometimes also called a “capias,” is a type of arrest warrant. A bench warrant usually commands the arrest of someone for failing to show for a required court appearance.
Check if you have an Outstanding Warrant
Use this link to check if you have a warrant outstanding in Florida:
Click Here to Check if You Have an Outstanding Warrant
How We Can Help
At the Law Office of M. Ameen, we have handled numerous situations where our clients have had warrants out for their arrest. It is extremely important to call us immediately if you have an outstanding warrant, because you are at risk of being arrested at any time and in any place. This could be happen at home in front of your family or at work in front of co-workers and supervisors. In many cases, we can file the appropriate motion to prevent you from being arrested or having to go to the jail and turn yourself in. Call us 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, toll free 1-800-436-8332 to set up a free consultation.
Florida Constitution Text on Warrants (Article I, Section 12)
Constitution of the State Of Florida, Article I, Declaration of Rights
SECTION 12. Searches and seizures.–The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, and against the unreasonable interception of private communications by any means, shall not be violated. No warrant shall be issued except upon probable cause, supported by affidavit, particularly describing the place or places to be searched, the person or persons, thing or things to be seized, the communication to be intercepted, and the nature of evidence to be obtained. This right shall be construed in conformity with the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court. Articles or information obtained in violation of this right shall not be admissible in evidence if such articles or information would be inadmissible under decisions of the United States Supreme Court construing the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution