Does a Warrant Have Your Name on It?
Chances are you would remember if you had a run-in with law enforcement. The same is true if you were behind on court-ordered payments for child support.
That said some people do forget about issues that impact their lives. As a result, the inaction they take now can lead to consequences down the road.
With that thought in mind, does a warrant have your name on it?
Use the Internet to Assist You
If you think authorities may be looking for you, one way to go about trying to discover details is the Internet.
When you go online, you can determine if an Orange County warrant search or one closer to home involves you.
So, what to do if in fact authorities want to speak with you?
Your best courses of action include:
- Dealing with the issue as soon as you can – The worst thing you could do would be to delay dealing with the issue. All that can come from such an act is problems. The sooner you deal with the matter at hand, the faster you can put it behind you. During your online search on a possible warrant in your name, be sure to fact check everything. Make sure authorities in fact have the right person they are looking for. Once that has been determined it is you in their cross-hairs, make plans to settle the issue.
- Be upfront with those close to you – Having an arrest or bench warrant with your name on it is embarrassing. That said you do not want to lie to those closest to you. All that does is causes more problems now and later down the road. While you may lose one or more people close to you given the situation, those you can count on to be there for you will be. By being honest with them about the matter, there is less reason for them to run away from you.
- Implications at work – With your name on a warrant, you may well fear that your job could be in jeopardy. With that in mind, you want to talk with your employer before word gets around. In today’s information age, it does not take long for details on the Internet to spread. Whether a website or social media, word could get to your employer about a warrant out for you. If it does, your place of employment may well decide to cut ties with you. Remember, many companies worry about their reputations in the public eye. As a result, you could pay the price if your company does not think it is a good idea to be associated with you. This is especially true if you have a job of importance and your employer’s public image could be at risk.
Learning from This Time in Your Life
Once you have put this warrant behind you, it is important to have learned from the situation.
Going forward, you want to do all you can to avoid run-ins with the law and courts.
In the event the law is after you again, think back to this experience and how you handled the matter.
Chances are you will do better the next time around and not get into such a bind.