Willoughby, OH asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for Ohio

Q: Can cops pick me up for a warrant I have as I walk out of mental heath facility after being released?

3 Lawyer Answers
Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Warren, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: An active warrant can be resolved by (1) appearing in front of a judge and trying to get it set aside, (2) turning yourself in, or (3) getting picked up on it, so the answer to your question is yes.

Nicholas John Saranto agrees with this answer

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you have a warrant, the police can arrest you any time any place they find you.

Nicholas John Saranto agrees with this answer

Nicholas John Saranto
Nicholas John Saranto
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • League City, TX

A: I would find a local lawyer, would can work on getting a reasonable bail set very soon upon your release. While this seems as a straight forward question and answer, I would think that realistically speaking special circumstances would be involved if you were to be picked up immediately upon release from a mental health facility.

Your best bet is to make contact with a defense attorney close to you, ideally before your release.

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