When you have a warrant out for your arrest there are certain freedoms you’re going to have to give up. The level of warrant doesn’t matter, whether it’s a misdemeanor, felony, bench warrant, or from a failure to appear in court. When you have a warrant out you won’t be able to travel, work, or drive.
In this post we’re going to examine the freedoms you’re going to have to give up when there’s a warrant out for your arrest.
1. Your License Could Be Potentially Suspended
When you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest you may have to find alternative means of transportation. If your job requires you to drive, or if you must drive to school you may be able to obtain a special permit, but the court will notify the DMV.
In most cases the DMV will end up suspending your driver’s license until the warrant has cleared, and you have filed with the DMV to clear your warrant.
2. You Won’t Be Able To Fly
Airlines have specific databases that list passenger information. So, if you have an outstanding warrant your name will come up on a no-fly list and you won’t be able to board the plane.
This is especially true on international flights. If you have an outstanding warrant you won’t be cleared to obtain a visa, or enter another country. In some cases if your warrant is found out when you’re traveling you could be arrested.
3. You Could Lose Out On Government Benefits
If you have a warrant out for your arrest it’s important that you get in touch with a criminal attorney as soon as possible, otherwise you run the risk of losing out on your government benefits. This can be an issue if you rely on your benefits for your day to day expenses.
Your welfare and food stamps have the potential of being suspended when you have an outstanding warrant.
Your social security benefits can also be suspended if your warrant is for a felony and the punishment is either prison time or death.
4. You Can’t Enter A Military Base
Even if you have previous permission to enter a military base you still won’t be able to enter to base if you have an outstanding warrant.
If you’re subject to a warrant any active access you currently have will be revoked, and any current applications will be denied.
If you’ve been accused of a crime it’s important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. They may be able to negotiate your warrant or sentencing, thus saving you money, time and your freedom.