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Out of County Warrant

What happens if you are arrested in Hillsborough County, FL, but held for an OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT (ADMIN021)?

Florida Statute Section 901.07 explains admission to bail when arrest occurs in another county. Under subjection (1), when an arrest by a warrant occurs in a county other than the one in which the alleged offense was committed and the warrant issued then:

  • if the person arrested has a right to bail
  • the arresting officer shall inform the person of his or her right; and
  • upon request, shall take the person before a trial court judge or other official of the same county having authority to admit to bail.

Furthermore, the official shall admit the person arrested to bail for his or her appearance before the trial court judge who issued the warrant.

On the other hand, if the person arrested does not have a right to bail or, when informed of his or her right to bail, does not furnish bail immediately, the officer who made the arrest or the officer having the warrant shall take the person before the trial court judge who issued the warrant.

Contact an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm to discuss any hold for an out of county arrest warrant in Florida. Our main office is in downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County. We have a second office in New Port Richey in Pasco County. We represent clients charged with a crime throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

Call 813-250-0500.

This article was last updated on Friday, May 22, 2020.


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