What should you do in Mississippi if the police have a warrant for your arrest?

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I cannot tell you how many times I have received a call and the voice at the other end says “hey, I have a warrant for my arrest. What should I do?” I always tell my brother to calm down and take his meds. (I kid, my brother is in his 50’s and has never had so much as a traffic ticket). The caller did the first thing you should always do when you are in trouble: speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney.

In this situation, I always advise the client that he will need to turn himself into the police immediately. However, depending on the case, we will attempt to call and set a bail for our client so their time in jail will be minimal. I will also call and speak with the police and advise them that our client is going to surrender himself and request that he not be interviewed. (It’s not a bad idea to put this in writing either).

Finally, and most importantly, I drill it into my client’s head to never speak with the police about his case. You know on those t.v. crime shows when they tell criminals “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law”? Well, they are serious about that! When you are arrested don’t say anything!

Facing criminal charges in Mississippi, or any other state, is a scary thing. Don’t make it worse on yourself by running when you know you have a warrant out for your arrest. Call me, Chuck Mullins. I’ve been helping Mississippians for over 17 years. Whether it’s a DUI, simple assault, or a more serious crime like robbery, rape, or murder. To learn more about me, please visit our website.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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