In Georgia, when a law enforcement officer or citizen believes that you're involved in wrongdoing, both have the right to request a warrant in your name. You may also find a bench warrant issued in your name if you fail to appear at a mandatory court hearing.
- Call your municipal court directly to check on the status of any warrants in your name. If the court holds a warrant in your name, you'll be informed of the specific charge against you and of all basic details about it.
- If you don't show up at your court hearing to address criminal charges or contest a traffic citation, the judge may issue a warrant for a failure to appear violation.
Source: Official Code of Georgia. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice.