Is There a Warrant Out for Your Arrest?
When a warrant is issued for a person’s arrest, it is a serious matter that requires immediate attention. A warrant is issued by the court authorizing the person named on the warrant to be arrested. There can be many reasons for a warrant, but the primary ones include:
- Probation Violations
- Failure to Appear before the court on a scheduled hearing or appointment
- Failure to pay court-ordered restitution
- Failure to pay a fine
- Failure to comply with court-ordered mandatory counseling or classes
- Being a suspect in a crime
Types of Warrants
- Bench Warrant: This type of warrant gives permission and instruction for any law enforcement official to arrest the named person listed on the warrant on order of the court, usually for failure to appear in court. The law enforcement official is instructed to bring the suspect to court to face the judge.
- Arrest Warrant: A police officer or prosecutor will provide a complaint to a judge of a suspected crime. The judge will issue an arrest warrant if they have evidence enough to direct suspicion of a person’s guilt.
- Search Warrant: Search and seizure is a term often used to describe this warrant. A judge will issue this type of warrant if there is evidence sufficient to make them believe that there is more evidence wherever it is the warrant dictates it to be. Oftentimes, a criminal defense attorney can help recall search warrants because of the faulty procedures taken by officers in order to obtain them.
We can assist you with arrest warrants. If you think you may be arrested, it is advisable to contact an attorney immediately. In many instances warrants can be resolved by appearing before the court and explaining the reason for the violation and promising to resolve it right away. We are committed to providing our clients with personal service and effective legal representation. We can help negotiate with the judge on your behalf, present the proper legal arguments and explanations and work towards a favorable resolution.
To schedule a free consultation, please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We will keep your information confidential.