How to Find an Arrest Warrant in Florida

Jacksonville Florida Warrant

Search the Internet to Find a FL Warrant

How do you find out if you have a warrant in Florida?  Is there a way to search for a Florida warrant?  You want to call the sheriff’s department to see if you have a warrant, but you are scared.  This is understandable.  As a Jacksonville criminal lawyer, I often receive calls from people that want to know if they have an outstanding warrant.  They are afraid that they will be arrested at any time.  It is scary to think that you could be pulled over and taken to jail, because there is a warrant out for your arrest.  It is important to have a Florida criminal defense attorney there to help you before you are arrested.  You may call a Jacksonville criminal lawyer at 20 Miles Law at 904-564-2525 or send an email to Contact Lawyers.

There are websites that will help you find out if you have a warrant in Florida.  There is no guarantee that a warrant will show up on any of the websites, but you should try looking.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has the main website search.  This one works for arrest warrants all over the state.  There is one problem with this warrant search.  I have ran searches on the FDLE’s website.  Sometimes, I cannot find the warrant.  This occurs even when I know that it exists.  I know that when I need to seal or expunge a Florida criminal record, the FDLE takes a while to get through my paperwork.  They may also take a while to register arrest warrants.  You may go to the FDLE Florida Warrants Search website to run a search and see if your warrant shows up.

Clay County FL has its own system.  Clay County covers towns such as Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Penney Farms, Middleburg and Fleming Island.  The Clay County website gives a list of people that are wanted in the county in alphabetical order.  There are warrants for Florida violation for probation charges.  Usually, a person knows whether or not he or she has violated probation.  There are other cases that a person may not know that a warrant has been issued, such as Florida dealing in stolen property.  Here is the Clay County Warrant Search website.

St. Johns County FL has a website that you can use to find warrants in St. Augustine.  You may also use it to search for warrants out of Julington Creek, Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee.  This website allows you to search for a St Johns County Florida Warrant by name.

You may have a warrant or a capias out for your arrest.  A capias is often issued if you forget to set a court date for a Jacksonville traffic ticket that is also a criminal offense.  The most common example is Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license.  A judge may put out a capias if you fail to appear at one of your court dates.  This works in the same manner as a warrant.

If a judge has issued a warrant for your arrest, you need to speak with a Jacksonville lawyer with experience.  Your Jacksonville criminal attorney will be able to go through your options with you.  Every case is different depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case.  Call 904-564-2525 for help.


About Cynthia, 20 Miles Law

Cynthia Veintemillas

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Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida attorney. She began her legal career at the public defender’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary practice fields include criminal defense, litigation, and family law. She has also represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar 
Member Since: 2006
  • South Carolina 
Member Since: 2007
  • Jacksonville Bar 
Member Since: 2008
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers