How to Deal With a Felony Warrant in Detroit?
I Have an Outstanding Felony Warrant in the City of Detroit. What do I do to get out on a low or personal bond?
Avoid Time in Jail, Stay Out on Bond
Having an outstanding felony warrant anywhere is scary; it is exceptionally scary to have an outstanding felony warrant in the City of Detroit. This is because it is not unusual to get conflicting information from the prosecutor’s office, courts, and police departments about what a person needs to do to deal with an outstanding warrant. In most courts, getting arraigned is a fairly easy process, but even most attorneys have difficulty navigating the process in Detroit. The process can be overwhelming for a layperson who does not understand how to deal with an outstanding felony warrant in the City of Detroit. The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are experienced criminal defense lawyers and appear regularly in the Detroit courts. We can help you handle your outstanding felony warrant in the City of Detroit and make the arraignment process as smooth as possible.
Procedure To Resolve An Outstanding Felony Warrant in the City of Detroit
If you are arrested by police for an outstanding felony warrant in the City of Detroit, the procedure discussed here does not apply to you. If you are arrested by the police on a warrant, you and your lawyer might have difficulty convincing the arraignment magistrate to order a low or personal bond. If you turn yourself in on a warrant with a lawyer before the police arrest you, the argument for a low or personal bond is much, much stronger. An outstanding criminal defense attorney in Detroit gives you the best chance of staying out of jail!
To resolve an outstanding felony warrant in the City of Detroit without waiting for the police to arrest you, the first step is to report to the Detroit Detention Center (DDC) located at 17601 Mound Road, Detroit, MI. DDC’s telephone number is (313) 368-8300.
You must report at 4 a.m. for arraignment on the warrant to be most likely scheduled for later that same day. It is critical to check with your lawyer first and make certain they are available to be in court for the arraignment before turning yourself in on the warrant.
“What happens when I turn myself in?”
When you report to DDC, you should have ONLY identification with you and nothing else. You will then be processed and arraigned over closed-circuit video at either 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. that day. If you have an attorney to represent you, they will not be with you physically, they will be in the actual courtroom in the 36th District Court, and you will see your attorney via the television monitor. At the arraignment, the warrant will be rescinded, the charges against you will be read, and the issue of bond will be addressed.
The fact that you turned yourself in voluntarily on an outstanding felony warrant in Detroit will go a long way to convincing the court to release you on a personal bond or low cash or surety bond. A personal bond can be posted with a promise to appear in court. A cash or surety bond requires a cash payment or a bondsman. If the court sets a cash or surety bond, the magistrate or judge determines the amount of the bond. It is important that you have the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to make the most persuasive arguments for you to the court when requesting a low or personal bond. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. has remarkable success in getting courts to order personal bonds or very low cash bonds for our clients. We can help you.
Trying to deal with this entire process without the help of experienced legal counsel is complicated and daunting. It can be done. However, it is in your best interest to have the assistance of an attorney to coordinate what will happen and when. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is the law firm that can help you.
This procedure is for the City of Detroit’s felonies. If you have a felony or misdemeanor warrant out of any other court, an experienced defense attorney will know how to handle that situation best.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm That Can Help You With an Outstanding Felony Warrant in the City of Detroit.
The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are highly experienced and well respected. The firm’s defense attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of criminal law. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. exclusively handles felony and misdemeanor cases. The firm offers clients a unique “team” approach that cannot be matched by other firms or solo-practitioner lawyers. The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. are proud of their outstanding reputation and the fact that when one of its attorneys enters a courtroom, the prosecutor and judge know that they are prepared, passionate, and will fight to win!
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