Search and Arrest Warrants

Each day in Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield and surrounding areas, men and women are sought out on the road, at home or at work and brought into Tarrant county jail on outstanding warrants. Countless others are living in fear because they know they have a warrant for missing a court appointment or outstanding ticket. Tarrant County does regular warrant round ups, during which officers are highly motivated to find all citizens with outstanding warrants and bring them in.

At the same time, officers are arriving at homes in the same areas without notification to search for items in a criminal investigation, using search warrants.

A warrant can be scary, but taking care of a warrant can be quick and easy. Call a Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer immediately, specifically a local Arlington Texas Criminal Lawyer to help you avoid an embarrassing arrest or handle an unexpected search and seizure.

What is a Warrant?

A warrant is a written order for your arrest or to search for any property or item and seize it. It must contain a name or in some cases, a description of the person to be arrested, state the offense and be signed by a magistrate. In Texas, arrest warrants will be issued when you:

  • do not respond to a ticket within 11 days
  • do not appear for a court date
  • do not pay a fine or follow through with an arranged punishment or probation or
  • default on a payment.

Once the warrant is written, an arrest may be made at any time, day or night. The arresting officer does not have to have possession of the warrant to make the arrest and may use any “reasonable” means to make the arrest.

Checking for Arrest Warrants

Tarrant county does not release information for criminal warrants to anyone besides a licensed bondsman or an attorney. To find out about your criminal warrant, contact a Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer as quickly as possible. As a local Criminal Defense Attorney in Arlington, Texas, I can take care of this for you.

For other active misdemeanor warrants, you may find the status of your warrant online here, call the police department of the town where you have the ticket, or call my office and allow me to find out this information for you so that you can retain some privacy.

Search Warrants

Search warrants allow police officers to search and seize items with probable cause that the items are connected to a criminal investigation. These warrants are very specific and can often be violated, leaving a lot of room for defense for a Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney.


 A search warrant may be issued for:

  • stolen or illegal property
  • illegally possessed items
  • obscene material
  • drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • weapons that were used to commit a crime or were illegally obtained
  • implements, evidence or instruments used in connection with a crime
  • people or bodies or
  • computers/data.


If you have been served with a search warrant in Tarrant County, you should contact a Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney immediately as you are likely part of a criminal investigation. As a local Criminal Defense Lawyer in Arlington, Texas, I can help you.

What is Next?

Often, with good legal representation, taking care of an arrest warrant or capias warrant in Tarrant county can be as simple as arranging for a payment plan or making a new plan for your probation.

In the case of a search warrant in Tarrant county, a Criminal Defense Attorney should quickly and carefully examine the warrant and circumstances of the warrant, as well begin planning a solid defense if necessary.

Your best option is a local Criminal Lawyer who can take care of this for you. Specifically, Criminal Defense Attorney in Arlington, Texas that can handle your situation immediately. today That way you can then breathe easy knowing you will not be sought out and searched or put in handcuffs in front of your friends, family and co-workers.