What are my options with an outstanding Warrant?

You can find out what the bail amount is and pay the bail bondsmen for a surety bond. The customary rate is 10% of the bond amount. This amount is non-refundable and is essentially the cost of the bond. The bail bondsmen may also require some additional financial security (i.e. credit card, real estate deed etc.) depending on the facts, type of case, your ties to the community and your criminal history among other factors. For example, if the bail amount is $25,000 you will pay $2500. The second option is to schedule your case for a hearing to quash (cancel) the warrant. The warrant quash procedure can vary significantly by County, City and Court. You should inquire with the Court Clerk of the Court your case is in – for the specific procedure for that Court. Remember, just because you set it for a hearing – does not mean the Court will not still require some bail. However, the chances are better that the amount will be at least reduced, if not completed quashed.

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