Arrest Warrant in Hernando County, FL

If you have an arrest warrant issued by a judge in the Brooksville Courthouse in Hernando County, FL, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

The different types of arrest warrants issued by a judge at the courthouse in Brooksville, FL, include:

  • an arrest warrant issued after a criminal investigation by a law enforcement officer;
  • a direct file warrant initiated by the State Attorney’s Office;
  • an out-of-county hold for a warrant in another county;
  • a capias or failure to appear warrant if you missed a court date at the courthouse in Brooksville;
  • a pickup order for a juvenile case; and
  • an extradition warrant to bring an out-of-state fugitive back to Hernando County in the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Don’t wait to be arrested if you have an outstanding arrest warrant. Instead, take a proactive approach by hiring a criminal defense attorney for Hernando County, FL, to confirm the warrant’s existence and find the best way to resolve the underlying charge.

If a mistake was made or a failure to appear in court was inadvertent, your attorney might be able to help you get the warrant withdrawn without the need to surrender at the Hernando County Jail.

Attorneys for Arrest Warrants in Hernando County

If you have an arrest warrant in Hernando County, call us today to discuss the case.

The four criminal defense attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients after the court issues felony and misdemeanor warrants in Hernando County at the courthouse in Brooksville, FL.

Our attorneys can help you confirm that the warrant is active. We can advise you on the best way to resolve the outstanding warrant.

We represent clients charged with various criminal charges, including felony, misdemeanor, and DUI charges in Hernando County, FL.

Contact us to discuss your case with an attorney over the phone or to schedule an office consultation.

Call (813) 250-0500 today.

Failure to Appear Warrant in Brooksville, FL

The court could issue a warrant if you failed to appear or missed a court date. This type of warrant is often called the “failure to appear” or “FTA” warrant or capias.

Under Florida law, the failure to appear warrant can be issued even if you were initially issued a notice to appear on misdemeanor charges instead of being formally arrested.

In some cases, your attorney can file a motion to withdraw the warrant if your failure to appear in court but the failure to appear was not willful.

If the court withdraws the warrant, you don’t have to surrender at the Hernando County Jail.

A warrant can be issued if the State Attorney’s Office decides to “direct file” criminal charges. In other cases, an arrest warrant might be issued if the court finds probable cause that the criminal offense occurred.

If you are arrested in another state on a felony warrant in Hernando County, FL, you can face extradition to Hernando County to answer the charges.

Warrant Search with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

Information on people who are wanted for an active, outstanding warrant in Hernando County can be found on the HCSO website or the clerk of court’s website.

The posting of information on the website by the Fugitive Unit and Warrant Division Unit is delayed for three days to assist the deputies with the Sheriff’s Office in the County of Hernando serving the warrant.

The HCSO does not give out information over the phone about an arrest or bench warrant. Instead, their website instructs how to turn yourself in to the Hernando County Jail.

Remember that the information on the website does not show any charging decisions made by the State Attorney’s Office.

The information does not reflect the outcome of any case, including an acquittal or dismissal of the charges. To find the final disposition of the case, you must visit the County Clerk of Court website for Hernando County, FL.

Additional Resources

Hernando County’s Local Warrants Report –  Visit the website of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to find the “local warrants report.” The report lists people with active and outstanding arrest warrants in Hernando County, FL. The sheriff’s office delays posting the warrant for three (3) days after it is issued. Contact an attorney to find out the best ways to take care of the warrant before you turn yourself in at the Hernando County Jail at 16425 Spring Hill Dr, Brooksville, FL 34601. The warrant details include the case number, warrant type, name, DOB, current age, height, weight, race, sex, address, and charge information.

Hernando County Jail
16425 Spring Hill Dr.
Brooksville FL 34601
(352) 544-2334
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
18900 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL
(352) 754-6830

Criminal Department of the Hernando County Clerk’s Office – Visit the website of the Clerk of Court in Hernando County, FL, to find information on cases classified as criminal traffic (CT), misdemeanor (MM), and circuit felony (CF). Visit the Criminal Department in Hernando County to search the clerk’s criminal court files for public records. Additional information can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s statewide warrants database.

FDLE Warrant Search – Visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website to find information on an outstanding arrest warrant. The warrant information is updated from the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) files every 24 hours.

Hernando County Traffic Infractions – Visit the website of the Hernando County Clerk of Court to find information on traffic tickets including general information, attending traffic school, making a payment, the traffic court fee schedule, case search, and traffic forms and links.

Hernando County Crime Stoppers – Find information on wanted fugitives, unsolved cases, and sex offenders in Hernando County, FL. Founded in 2005, Crime Stoppers in Hernando County helps law enforcement officers apprehend wanted criminals. Find a list of local fugitives with current warrants, their mugshot, and biographical information. According to its website, callers remain anonymous. They might be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $3,000 if the information given to Crime Stoppers leads to the arrest of a fugitive or solves an unsolved crime in which the suspect is arrested. For 2019, the only approved rewards were $6,875.00.

Finding a Lawyer for an Arrest Warrant in Brooksville, FL

If you believe a warrant has been issued for your arrest, then do not delay. Contact a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm today to discuss your case.

An arrest warrant can be issued after a criminal investigation by a law enforcement officer or due to a “direct file” accusation by the State Attorney’s Office.

Additionally, if you fail to appear for a court date, the court can issue a bench warrant or capias for your arrest. The court can also issue a warrant if you violated probation in a misdemeanor or felony case.

If you are wanted on charges in another county or state, you can be held in custody in Hernando County. At the same time, you await a transfer to another county or extradition from Hernando County to another state.

We can help you understand all options for dealing with the warrant and fighting the charges for the best result.

Call (813) 250-0500.

This article was last updated on Thursday, April 19, 2023.