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Criminal cases and Surrender - Turning your self in

In a criminal case, surrender or turning yourself in is the best policy and really the only way to resolve an open warrant or arrest order, sometimes also called a capias . Some may argue with that statement but really every other option is merely turning your self in or surrendering in a different form.

Sometimes an attorney can file a motion requesting that the court remove, recall or quash the warrant. A motion to withdraw the warrant may be successful if the order was extremely recent. However, if a warrant has been outstanding for a long time, then most courts are unlikely to grant any motions without a hearing where the person accused, the defendant or probationer is present. Being present in the courtroom means that you could be arrested and your appearance is a form of surrender. Sometimes the court will even remove the warrant or capias and allow you to reappear at a later court date by issuing a notice to appear.

When an accused surrenders, that can be beneficial in seeking leniency later. This can help when seeking to get a bond or reduce a bond already in place. Turning your self in can also be seen as taking responsibility for the case which can be argued to your benefit by an attorney.  Hiring a lawyer to file a motion seeking to remove a warrant can help. Of course how your case turns out is up to the judge.

Call or click to hire an attorney to help you surrender.

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