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Arrest Warrants in Nassau County

When law enforcement has reason to believe that an individual has committed a criminal offense, then the law enforcement officer can seek an arrest warrant. A warrant can also be issued for individuals who fail to appear in court on the scheduled court date (often called the “bench warrant”). Warrants can be issued in both felony and misdemeanor cases. If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, contact a criminal defense attorney in Nassau County who is well versed in these types of cases.

If you are concerned about an arrest warrant issued in Nassau County or Suffolk County, on Long Island, then contact the Law Offices of Stephanie Selloni. Attorney Stephanie Selloni is experienced in representing clients on a wide variety of warrants including a bench warrant after a failure to appear in court, or after the failure to appear on a desk appearance ticket (DAT).

Attorney Stephanie Selloni serve clients throughout Long Island, including in Nassau County and Suffolk County, including Garden City, Hempstead, Mineola, Westbury, Floral Park, and Glen Cove. Contact us today at (516) 972-1212 to schedule your consultation.

Information Center on Arrest Warrants in New York

Types of Warrants in Nassau County

BENCH WARRANT: A warrant issued by a judge when an individual fails to appear in court at a specified date and time.

DESK APPEARANCE TICKET (DAT): A DAT is issued for less serious crimes. It releases a defendant from custody before arraignment and requires the defendant to appear in Criminal Court on a specified day for arraignment. If a defendant fails to appear on a DAT, a bench warrant may be issued. The warrant authorizes the arrest of the defendant and the arresting officer is directed to bring the defendant before the court.

ARREST WARRANT: A judicial writ authorizing an officer to execute an (search, seizure, or) arrest.

Fugitive and Extradition Proceedings

The Grand Jury Unit of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office also handles all fugitive and extradition proceedings in Nassau County, NY.

When an person is wanted outside of New York State but is located within Nassau County, then the District Attorney’s Office is responsible for all documentation and proceedings necessary to return that fugitive to the other state.

Also, when a person is arrested and held out of state on a felony warrant from Nassau County, the Grand Jury Unit of the District Attorney’s Office handles the extradition process so that the person can be transferred between the states and be brought back to Nassau County to answer the charges.

Additional Resources

Nassau County Crime Stoppers for Most Wanted Suspects – The website for the Nassau County New York Crime Stoppers asks the public to provide information about any of these crimes or the persons involved. People who provide information to crime stoppers are promised anonymity and cash rewards. Viewers are encouraged to submit a web tip after viewing the suspect’s name and photo, the wanted “as of” date, the criminal charge, case number, warrant number, and a brief description of the offense. The Crime Stoppers Program began in 1982 from the efforts of the Nassau County Police Department and the City Commission. The mission of Nassau County Crime Stoppers is to provide a method for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes through increased tips that lead to arrests in the community.

Working with a Qualified Nassau County Arrest Warrant Lawyer

Stephani Selloni is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who can help you in a difficult situation. She has experience representing clients dealing with many different types of warrants in and around Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, NY. Contact Stephanie Selloni today at (516) 972-1212 to schedule your consultation today.