The hip-hop celebrity known as Flava Flav was arrested in Las Vegas Friday after being pulled over by police for a traffic violation. After police ran his name through the system they supposedly found that there were four warrants out for his arrest.
Flav’s real name, William Jonathan Drayton Jr., allegedly had outstanding warrants for parking violations, driving without proof of insurance and two cases of driving without a license all within the Las Vegas area.
According to TMZ.com, Flavor Flav was arrested at 10:57 p.m., taken to a nearby jail, booked and eventually released. He has yet to comment on the arrest.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest in the state of Florida it is important to be aware that you could be arrested at any time. With online databases being linked within law enforcement agencies and with innovative license plate scanning technologies, or just the vindictive neighbor, an ex or even a drunk “friend,” you don’t even have to partake in suspicious criminal activity to be found. The problem with old warrants is if you go into custody on them you may sit for two to three weeks before any law enforcement decides whether or not they’d like to send for you. Best bet – if you have a warrant, contact a skilled criminal attorney immediately to handle them, before you wind up in a jail cell waiting for some Sheriff to decide what to do with you.
The Florida courts look much more favorably on people who are attempting to amend past legal troubles as opposed to those who run from or ignore these issues.