Out of County Warrant
What happens if you are arrested in one county, but then held in the jail so that you can be transported to another county in Florida? Criminal justice attorneys call this type of hold the “OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT (ADMIN021).”
Florida Statute Section 901.07 explains the process for admission to bail when the arrest occurs in another county. Under subjection (1) of Section 901.07, when an arrest by a warrant occurs in a county other than the one in which the alleged offense was committed then:
- if the person is arrested, then the person has a right to bail;
- the arresting officer shall inform the person of his or her right to bail; and
- upon request, shall take the person before a trial court judge or another 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.
If you are arrested on an out of county warrant, your first priority is to hire an attorney in the county where the warrant was originally issued and where the crime allegedly occurred. That attorney can help you decide how to deal with the out of county warrant or help you find an attorney in the county where you are being held.
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.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 22, 2020.