“I live in Buffalo New York and there is an arrest warrant out against me. What should I do. I live in the North Buffalo area.”

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First, you should call an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can reach out to the police precinct on your behalf and arrange a time for you to surrender. This will save you the embarrassment of having the police come to your home or work. Your attorney should schedule an early morning surrender, to hopefully avoid a night in jail. He or she may also coordinate helpful witnesses and evidence so that it is available to the police, prosecutor, and judge early in the process.

If you do not contact an attorney to make proper arrangements, the police could eventually go to your home or workplace to arrest you. It is also possible, if you are stopped by the police and they run your name through the system, the warrant will pop up and you’ll be arrested on the spot.

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Also, it is critical to avoid speaking with anyone in law enforcement about your case without a lawyer present. Police are trained to get you to talk, but they have no loyalty to you. They will use the parts of the conversation that help their case, often out of context. Sadly, the police can lie to get you to say things that can be used against you. There’s almost no chance that you’ll be able to talk your way out of the arrest. But there’s a great chance that you’ll make comments that can damage your case.

Finally, do not reveal any details on social media!

Clearly, the law is quite complicated. Please be advised, this is not legal advice. For a free consultation, contact a criminal attorney buffalo ny or criminal lawyer buffalo ny today.

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