Often times, warrants get issued against individuals who only learn of them through word-of-mouth. This is particularly often in family-related cases, such as violations of protective orders or domestic assault.
While jurisdictions differ, Fairfax County makes it relatively easy to determine if you have an outstanding warrant. You simply call the Warrant Desk. Here’s a link to the Warrant Desk.
If you’re smart enough to be calling proactively, I would recommend you call an attorney first to understand next steps, such as turning yourself in, and questions about getting bond.
Of course, you must remember your 5th Amendment Right to remain silent. Any statements you make can and will be used against you.
For more questions, feel free to call BenGlassLaw at (703)584-7277 or submit a question at our contact form.