An attorney can absolutely help someone through the process of turning themselves in. In virtually all of the cases in which we are aware that a warrant may be taken or has been taken, then we will contact the investigator and schedule a time for the defendant to turn themselves in. In some cases, a bond can be worked out in advance in order to make the booking and jail process as quick and as painless as possible.
Why Is It Critical To Have An Attorney Try To Preemptively Prevent Charges From Being Filed?
The consequences of having a charge that later ends up getting dismissed can be likened to the ripples of water that would result from throwing a stone into a calm pond; they move in all directions from where the stone hit the water, and even though they eventually get smaller, they are still there. Similarly, when someone gets arrested, there are huge, immediate ripples; they go to jail, they may have to post a bond, and their picture will be published in the local paper or on social media. As time passes, the ripples continue moving outward, but they get smaller. The case will appear on the court’s online docket, places of employment could become aware of the arrest, and a defendant’s ability to participate in activities with their children could be interrupted. Having charges on record could also affect a person’s ability to get a better job or a scholarship for school. Even if a case eventually gets dismissed, the consequences of an arrest do not disappear altogether; the arrest warrant and police report will remain on file at the courthouse for anyone who wants to see it, and employers will require that applicants state whether or not they have ever been arrested. The easiest way to avoid all of these adverse consequences is to avoid an arrest in the first place, which is what an attorney can help people do.
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