Shepherdsville, KY asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky

Q: Will a process server from a sheriffs officer arrest you if you have a bench warrant?

I’ve known about the bench warrant for a month now and am just now able to come up with the cash to get it paid for and the community service complete that goes along with it. I came home today and noticed a Process Server from our local Sheriffs department had left a note to call them on my door. I want to call them and see what this is about, but if they ask where I am or come by again, will they serve papers and not arrest me if I have a bench warrant or is that more of something a sheriff would do?

1 Lawyer Answer
Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes. A sheriff can arrest you. If you call them and ask them what it’s about they’re not going to know where you are and you don’t necessarily have to follow their instructions to turn yourself in. My advice would be to borrow funds and pay the bench warrant.

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