Did you or someone you love discover that a warrant for their arrest was issued? If so, that person is subject to immediate arrest upon sight by any law enforcement officer. Warrants may be issued by Courts for a number of reasons. Sometimes the cause can be as simple as too many absences from a DUI class to as complex as violating probation with an arrest triggering a new case. The Ertz Law Group takes advantage of a little known law, CA Penal Code § 977(1) that allows the firm to appear on our client’s behalf before the Judge who issued a warrant, WITHOUT the CLIENT needing to come to Court. Our clients may attend work, school, family events, even reside out of the state while our attorneys address the misdemeanor warrant issue in Court
Do police actually pursue people with outstanding misdemeanor warrants?
Yes. The San Diego County Sheriff’s office is generally responsible for the pursuit and arrest of persons with outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants. In general, these warrants are enforced after discovery during law enforcement contacts for other offenses (e.g. traffic tickets). However, the San Diego Sheriff’s office does have warrant enforcement teams that actively pursue people with outstanding warrants. Click on the links below to read about the San Diego Sheriff’s Office Warrant Team’s most recent enforcement sweeps
(East County Magazine Article, “58 Arrested in East County Warrant Sweep”, March 17, 2011)
(La Mesa Patch.com Article “Six Arrested in DUI Warrant Sweeps of Homes and Businesses” The Article is dated January 24, 2011)
(RanchoBernardo.Patch.com Article “43 Arrested in Warrant Sweep in RB and Nearby Areas”, December 12, 2010)
(10 News.com Article: “67 arrested in East County Warrant Sweep.”, November 20, 2010)