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Each lawyer in this firm has more than 25 years experience practicing criminal defense in Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas, including Alachua, Levy, Bradford, Union and Gilchrist Counties.

(352) 378-1107

1800 N. Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
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Arrest Warrants

The word "warrant" essentially means a document, action or paper that entrusts or authorizes someone to do something. In the case of an "arrest warrant" this refers to a written order by a court or judge that gives power to a law enforcement officer to detain and take a person into physical custody.  In the case of a "search warrant" this refers to a written order by a court or a judge authorizing law enforcement to carry out a search of a particular location and a seizure of any potential evidence found.

Arrest warrants can be issued for many varied reasons, including a judge's finding of probable cause that one has committed a crime, failure to appear in court, failure to comply with a court order and violation of probation. If a warrant has been issued for one's arrest, the worst thing one can do is to ignore the warrant or fail to take action.  If an arrest warrant has been issued authorizing one's arrest, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer in the jurisdiction where the warrant originates from. There are actions and strategies that an attorney can use to help minimize the negative consequences of having an arrest warrant issued.

Each Attorney at the DeThomasis & Buchanan law firm has more than 25 years of legal experience in Gainesville, Florida assisting individuals in criminal arrest warrant matters.  If you have an active arrest warrant, it is critical to hire an attorney without delay so that the lawyer has the opportunity to immediately begin defending your case.  Contact a competent and experienced Gainesville arrest warrant attorney at the DeThomasis & Buchanan law firm.