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Warrants in Manhattan

If you have an outstanding arrest warrant in the County of New York in Manhattan, then you have an obligation to turn yourself in as soon as possible. Contact an attorney to confirm that the warrant exist and the best ways to resolve the case.

We represent clients with outstanding bench and arrest warrants. We also represent clients with outstanding fugitive warrants while awaiting extradition back to New York County in Manhattan.

Until the warrant is vacated or set aside, you are at risk of being picked up on the warrant to be brought back before the court that issued the warrant. An attorney can help you resolve the case quickly and minimize the time you spend in custody or avoid going into custody altogether if the warrant can be quashed or set aside. 

Attorney for Warrants in Manhattan

Other benefits of having an attorney early in the case is that an attorney can help you surrender on the warrant without giving the law enforcement officer a chance to interrogate you about the accusation. The attorney can help you assert your rights under the Fifth Amendment to remain silent and the Sixth Amendment to be represented by counsel. 

Resolving the warrant as quickly as possible is often the best way to resolve the underlying case on the best possbile terms and helping to ensure that the court will release you on the most favorable terms while you are fighting the charges. 

Call us at (212) 951-1300 today. Let us put our experience to work for you.


Types of Warrants in Manhattan

Different types of warrants issued in Manhattan can include:

  1. an arrest warrant; 
  2. a bench warrant for failure to appear; 
  3. a bench warrant for failure to comply.

Arrest Warrants 

An arrest warrant is issued after a police officers seeks a formal document from the court giving permission to make an arrest. An arrest warrant can also occur when the District Attorney in Manhattan brings an investigation to the Grand Jury if an indictment is returned.

One of the first things the judge will look at when you are returned to court is how the warrant was served. The best place to be arrested is at the jail when you surrender. Being arrested on the street, at your home or work, is the worst place to be arrested because it shows that your surrender was involuntary.


Bench Warrants

Most warrants issued in Manhattan are bench warrants. Bench warrants are issued after a person fails to appear in court after receiving notice of a court date. A beach warrant can also be issued for the failure to comply with a court order such as the requirement to complete community service or pay a fine.


Jumping Bail in New York

Under the laws in the State of New York, if you fail to return to court when you are requried to do so you can be charged with bail jumping. The crime does not occur until 30 days after the warrant is issued, therefore, it is important to get the warrant cleared during that time period so you avoid this additional charge.

One important defense in these cases is the statute of limitations. For the felony charge of bail jumping, the statute of limitations is five years. This means that the prosecutor is generally required to prosecute the case by seeking an indictment for bail jumping within that five year period. Contact a criminal defense attorney at Greco Neyland, PC to find out more about whether the statute of limitations might apply to your bail jumping charges in New York County for Manhattan.


Additional Resources

Warrant in Manhattan – Visit the website of the City of New York to learn more about arrest warrants issued by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) as recorded by the County Clerk’s office of arrest.

Warrant Information from the County Clerk in Manhattan – Visit the clerk’s office for the County of New York in Manhattan to find information about outstanding arrest warrants.

Borough of Manhattan
County of New York
Norman Goodman, County Clerk
60 Centre Street, Room 161
New York, NY 10007
646-386-5955

Warrant Office in Manhattan for New York County – Visit the website of the New York State Unified Court System to find information about the Supreme Court, Criminal Branch for New York County (Manhattan). Find information on the warrant office in Manhattan in New York City. The responsibilities of the warrant office and the warrant officer include: maintaining records regarding bench warrants and arrest warrants, lodging bench warrants and arrest warrants with correctional facilities, apprehending defendants with an active warrant, proving information to field investigators, and verifying the status of an arrest warrant issued by the court. 

Warrant Office
100 Centre Street, Room 1001A, 10th Floor
New York City, NY
Phone: 646-386-3926

Finding an Attorney for Warrants in Manhattan

Warrants issued in Manhattan can including an arrest warrant, a bench warrant or a search warrant. Contact an attorney at Greco Neyland, PC in Manhattan to discuss your case and possible defenses. Call today for a free consultation to discuss the best way to resolve your case. 

Let us put your experienced to work for you to help you resolve an outstanding warrant for a felony or misdemeanor case in New York County in Manhattan. Call (212) 951-1300 today to speak directly with an attorney.

This article was last updated on Friday, June 24, 2016.

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