Being unsure if there is a current warrant in Utah for your arrest is an unsettling feeling. But, you do not need to wonder and worry. You can quickly check to see if you or someone close to you has a warrant in Utah. Here is information on how to find out if you have a warrant and answers to other frequently asked questions about warrants in Utah:
What Is a Warrant?
In the United States, arrest warrants are instruments of the court that allow law enforcement to place you under arrest if police suspect you have committed a crime. Before a judge grants an arrest warrant, police must show probable cause to believe a crime has occurred and that you were the perpetrator of it.
By the typical warrant definition in Utah and throughout the U.S., this means you can be taken into custody and formally charged. You can be interrogated, jailed while awaiting a trial and the verdict of your guilt or innocence. You can then be subjected to a criminal court process to determine the outcome of your case.
How Can I Find Out if I Have a Warrant?
To check to see if there is an active warrant for your arrest in Utah, you can do a warrant lookup on the Utah State Warrants Search website. Just follow the easy directions to click through to the search results that will show any existing warrants for you or anyone close to you.
You can use the warrant check system on the website, or contact a law enforcement information agent at the email address or phone numbers below to see if you have a warrant in Utah.
Phone: (801) 851-4065 or (801) 851-4034
How Do Warrants Work?
In the U.S., if law enforcement authorities determine that there is probable cause to believe a person has committed a crime, they can ask the court to grant them an arrest warrant.
Before they can obtain an arrest warrant, the police need to show the judge probable cause to believe a crime has been committed and that the subject of the warrant is the guilty party.
If the judge issues the requested warrant, that instrument legally enables the police to arrest the person they suspect has committed the crime.
What Is a No Knock Warrant?
A no-knock warrant may be issued by a court to permit police to search a property without the obligation to knock and announce their presence before entering.
Courts may grant this type of warrant if knocking and announcing the police presence could be expected to lead to the destruction of the evidence for which law enforcement is searching.
Or, a no-knock warrant may be issued if knocking and announcing their presence would jeopardize the safety of police officers or another person.
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