If you end up getting a bounty on your head here are some ways of getting rid of it:
1. Pay it off: The easiest of them all to rid yourself of just make sure you have the gold.
2. Go to jail: Going to jail can be good if you can get yourself out. Or you will have to suffer from longer leveling up.
3. Run/Fight: if you think you can outrun them or fight them then all power to you but expect heavy resistance when re entering the area.