Q: Is there a number you can call to see if you have a warrant for your arrest? I am not trying to go to jail. If there is one, I just need some time to gather some money. (Hazelwood, PA)
A: You can try the UJS website, but there is no guarantee it will state “warrant”. The last time I called the Allegheny County Sheriff, they would not tell me if my client had a warrant and advised him to go to the local police, which my client wasn’t on board with. I found the warrant but had to make a few calls. As advised, you can be arrested on a warrant at the worst times. The best way to deal with it is to hire an attorney to inquire, turn yourself in, get a bond and a new court date.