If there is a warrant pending for your arrest, be proactive. The best thing you can do is contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Do not panic and flee the area. You should not simply turn yourself in or contact the authorities without first understanding the potential risk.
An experienced lawyer can investigate the charges and help you understand your options. If the warrant is valid, it is often better for your outcome when a criminal defense lawyer arranges for you to turn yourself in rather than waiting to be apprehended.
How To Search for a Warrant Online, by Phone, or in Person
Pending criminal warrants are public information. While you must enter your first name, last name, and date of birth for an online search, you do not have to identify yourself if you call or go in person. Some courts have limited hours due to COVID-19.
Most Michigan counties let you search online for free for outstanding warrants. We’ve included the links below because people confuse for-pay services as legitimate governmental websites.
How to Search for a Warrant in Ingham County
There are three district courts in Ingham County. Each court processes its respective warrants.
55th Judicial Court
Online Search: Click this link, then select Warrant List from the menu on the left-hand side. The website automatically downloads a PDF with the most recent warrants for the 55th Judicial Court.
To Call: 517-676-8400
To Visit: 341 S. Jefferson, Mason MI 48854
54-A District Court
Online Search: Click this link, then select Outstanding Warrants (second from the left) on the page. You’ll get a PDF download with the most recent warrants for the 54-A District Court.
To Call: 517-483-4433
To Visit: 124 W Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
54-B District Court
Online Search: Click this link, then choose Warrant, the middle option on the page.
To Call: 517-336-8630
To Visit: 101 Linden St., East Lansing, MI 48823
How to Search for a Warrant in Clinton County
All outstanding arrest warrants in Clinton County belong to the 65-A District Court.
Online Search: Click this link, then choose Warrant, which is the middle option on the page.
To Call: 989-224-5150
To Visit: 100 E State St., Suite 3400, St. Johns, MI 48879
How to Search for a Warrant in Eaton County
The Eaton Circuit Court – 56th circuit court – has limited search capabilities. Your best option for an online search in Eaton County is the state court website.
Online Search: Click this link, then enter your first name and last name without a comma.
To Call: 517-543-4029
To Visit: 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813
Contact Lansing, Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Tiffany DeBruin
If you learn there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, call criminal defense attorney Tiffany DeBruin. Attorney DeBruin can help you navigate the process. You deserve a solid legal fighter to help you get a fair result.
Call DeBruin Law PLLC at 517-324-4303 or use our online contact form for a free consultation.