Maryland Bail Bonds Company Big Boyz Bail Bonds takes numerous calls daily from people wanting to check if they or one of their friends or family members has a warrant. Many people think that bail bondsmen in Maryland have the same system to check warrants as the police do. This is not the case.
In truth, bail bondsmen in Maryland can only see certain types of warrants. We can see warrants for failure to appear (FTA) and violation of probation (VOP). When an FTA or a VOP occurs at the district court level, often times a preset bail will be set. These are the warrants that we can see for our clients. If an FTA of VOP occurs at the circuit court level the preset bails cannot be verified. The defendant must be served on the circuit court warrant and appear before a judge.
Many people call inquiring about arrest warrants which are much different than the previously mentioned types of warrants. In today's world it is rather simple for someone to go and get an arrest warrant out against somebody. All you need is a police report number, general information about the person you're trying to get detained, and venture to the commissioner's office to fill out the necessary paperwork. These warrants are kept from the public. Commissioner's decide whether to issue the warrant or not; and if they do, they give the information to an officer to attempt to locate the defendant and make the arrest.
Next time you want to contact a bail bonds service that provides warrant checks keep in mind the warrants we can actually see. If you try to contact your local police department or precinct they are going to tell you to come in no matter what so they can make the arrest if you do in fact have a warrant.
Very few bondsmen in Maryland will actually perform warrant checks for their clients because most work off their cell-phones in their vehicles and are sleeping when you need them for something. If you want detailed information concerning a possible warrant it makes sense to contact a reputable bail bonds company such as Big Boyz Bail Bonds. We always have multiple employees in an office by a phone and a computer to look into a situation.