If you believe you have a warrant in Connecticut, there are several ways you can confirm your suspicions:
- Call The Authorities.The simplest way would be to simply call the police department, state police, or probation officer that may have the warrant. Some state agencies have investigators that may make arrests as well, such as the Department of Consumer Protection. However - it is likely that the agency will not confirm the warrant via phone, and request that you visit in person with your ID. This method of warrant confirmation can have some negative results, potential incarceration being one of them. It is a much better idea to call a bondsman and/or an attorney first.
- Check Online. Warrants for FTA (Failure to Appear) and VOP (Violation of Probation) can be looked up on the Connecticut Judicial Website, but only these two types. Other warrant types must be confirmed through the arresting agency. They will search in NCIC, COLLECT, and PRAWN, which are systems that only law enforcement has access to. In this case, again, it's a good idea to contact a bondsman and/or an attorney first. You can use The Connecticut judicial warrant lookup below, without leaving our website.
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Please do not be fooled by a person or service which claims they can 100% obtain any Connecticut warrant information. Unless they are from a state agency, there is simply no legal way for someone to secure that information on your behalf.
Connecticut Warrant Types
Connecticut has a few different major types of warrants:
- Purge and Bench Warrants. These don't necessarily result in arrest but do force you to appear before the court. These are usually associated with civil cases.
- Arrest Warrants. These are orders from the court, signed by a judge, which authorize a police officer to arrest the person or people named in the warrant. Arrest warrants usually name the crime for which the offender is accused, and may restrict the manner in which an arrest can be made. Most also specify the bail that a defendant must post to remain out of jail during the pendency of their case.
- Failure to Appear (FTA) Warrants. If you miss your court date a warrant may be issued for your arrest, and there may be a separate criminal charge. Being a fairly liberal state, Connecticut often gives "second chances" to those who fail to appear for a court date. Some judges will have a bail commissioner's letter sent to you with a new court date; some will send more than one. You can also file for a motion to have a FTA vacated if it's within 5 business days of the forfeiture.
- Violation of Probation (VOP) Warrants. These occur when someone fails to comply significantly with the conditions of their probation, and will be issued in response to a petition by a probation officer. Arrest and jail time may follow.