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Arrest on a Fugitive Warrant

What happens if you are arrested in Hillsborough County, FL, for an out of state FUGITIVE WARRANT (ADMIN014)? First, the fugitive warrant usually means that you are not permitted to bond out.

On the arrest inquiry page of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office website, the bond amount will be listed as $0.00 (often called “zero bond”) for a fugitive warrant. The arrest status will list “ Other Agency.”

Although there is no bond on a fugitive warrant, the judge does have the discretion to set a bond or even release you on your own recognizance (ROR). In order to get the judge to exercise its discretion to set a bond, your criminal defense attorney in Tampa, FL, can file a motion for an emergency bond hearing.

If the bond motion is filed by noon, the bond motion can sometimes be held the next day or the day after that. The prosecutor might also agree to stipulate to a bond amount the same day the bond motion is filed which will speed up the process immensely.

Many of the fugitive warrants are for a parole or probation violation in a felony in another state.

Attorney for Fugitive Warrant in Tampa, FL

If you have a fugitive warrant for your arrest in another state which is causing your detention in the jail in Hillsborough County, FL, then contact an attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

Read more about how we can help you clear a warrant for your arrest so that you might avoid extradition to another state on an governor’s warrant. An attorney might be able to help you get permission to travel on a voluntary basis back to the state where the warrant was issued.

Avoiding extradition is more likely for less serious charges or older cases for a probation violation.

Call 813-250-0500.

This article was last updated on Friday, March 20, 2020.


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