Warrants in Broward County

If you suspect that you have an active and outstanding warrant for your arrest in Ft. Lauderdale or Broward County, FL, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at . We can conduct a Broward County Warrant Search for you during a free initial consultation.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department conduct warrant sweeps periodically throughout the year. Additionally, each law enforcement agency has policies and procedures for apprehending individuals with an outstanding warrant within their jurisdiction.

Attorneys for an Active Warrant in Broward County, FL

Our criminal defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL, represent clients in a variety of different types of active warrants including:

Call an experienced criminal defense attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. to discuss your active warrant pending in Broward County, FL. Find out what you can do to resolve the warrant and fight for the best result in the underlying case. During the initial consultation, we can discuss your arrest warrant in any felony, misdemeanor or violation of probation cases today.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call (954) 716-8538 today.


Other Types of Active Warrants in Broward County, FL

The most common types of warrants are an arrest warrant issued by a judge, a bench warrant issued after a failure to appear in court or a warrant issued for a misdemeanor or felony violation of probation offense.

The advantages of hiring an attorney if you have an outstanding warrant is that the attorney can help you take a pro-active approach to resolving the warrant and the underlying charges.

In many of these cases, the warrant can be several years old. Our attorneys have even seen cases where the warrant was issued more than 10, 20 or 30 years old. In these cases, your attorney can contact the State Attorney’s Office to discuss a stipulation between the parties that would allow the judge to withdraw the warrant.

Especially in violation of probation cases which are particularly old, the judge might even agree to terminate the case and withdraw the warrant once all outstanding costs are paid.

If your warrant was just issued, it is particularly important that you deal with it immediately. Judges throughout Broward County, FL, expect you to surrender immediately on the warrant. Call an attorney immediately to find out the best way to resolve the warrant so that your attorney can then fight to resolve the case on the best possible terms.


Warrants Division of the Broward County Sheriff's Office

The Warrants Division of the Broward County Sheriff's Office performs several different services including:

  1. processing original warrants, to include felonies, misdemeanors, traffic capias, juvenile pick up orders and writs;
  2. confirming warrants, issues warrant numbers, and issues criminal warrants to the fugitive squad;
  3. notifying detectives and prosecutors with the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, FL, when fugitives have been arrested on warrants;
  4. places holds and/or detainers on fugitives in custody locally and out of state;
  5. responds to law enforcement personnel in the field promptly and accurately in providing warrant information on persons in custody;
  6. assists with confirmation via physical identification; and
  7. processes bonds received from outside jurisdictions on criminal warrants for the purpose of booking fugitives in absentia.

Additional Resources

How Do I Know if Someone Has an Outstanding Arrest Warrant? - Visit the website of the Broward Sheriff’s Office to find answers to frequently asked questions. Find out how to find information about persons with outstanding warrants that can be obtained from the Broward County Clerk of Courts website or the Warrants Division of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office by conducting a Broward County Warrant Search.

Warrant Sweeps by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office - Several times a year, the Broward Sheriff's Office will crack down on wanted criminals during a one-day warrant sweep across various cities. The operation usually starts before dawn and last until sunset. The BSO deputies, working in teams of three, focused on certain parts of the county looking for offenders had an array of warrants for felony and misdemeanor charges.

FDLE Wanted Person Search - You can also search for an outstanding warrant on the website for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Records/Warrants Division of the Broward Sheriff's Office - The warrant division of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office performs a variety of administrative activities to support law enforcement personnel and the public regarding criminal records, accident and incident reports, criminal arrest warrants, and FCIC/NCIC queries within the Records/Warrants Division of the Broward Sheriff's Office.


Finding a Lawyer for Outstanding Warrants in Broward County, FL

If you have an outstanding arrest warrant after a criminal investigation by deputies with the Broward County Sheriff's office, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol, and law enforcement officers with other local police departments from Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Plantation, Davie and Wilton Manors, then call us to discuss your active arrest warrant.

The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represent clients throughout the four courthouses in Broward County including the Central Judicial Complex in Ft. Lauderdale, the North Regional Courthouse in Deerfield Beach, the West Regional Courthouse in Plantation, and the South Regional Courthouse in Hollywood, FL.

If you have an outstanding arrest warrant, a bench warrant, failure to appear warrant, traffic capias, out of county transport hold, out of state fugitive extradition warrant or juvenile pick up order, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

We can help you resolve any notice to appear in court or arrest warrant. Let us put our experience to work for you today.


This article was last updated on Friday, November 3, 2017.

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