Recalling Bench Warrants in California
If you recently received notice that a warrant is issued for your arrest, you should consider speaking with a California bench warrant lawyer right away. A bench warrant is one issued by a judge, from the bench, usually in response to your failure to appear to a scheduled court date or failure to pay a mandatory fine. Once a warrant is issued against you, your name and identification information are submitted to a national database which is maintained by the federal Department of Justice.
If a law enforcement officer from any jurisdiction, including the federal government, runs your information for any reason, he or she can arrest you on the spot and arrange for your transportation to jail.
A Lawyer Can Appear on Your Behalf
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, a California bench warrant lawyer may be able to help you by appearing on your behalf before the judge who issued the bench warrant. With your permission, your California bench warrant lawyer can help settle your criminal matters such that the judge recalls the warrant issued against you. If you are caught by any member of law enforcement with an active bench warrant, your fines or sentencing could significantly increase. By working closely with a California bench warrant lawyer, you can avoid from happening to you.
Bail & Custody
The alternative to having your bench warrant recalled is either posting bail or being taken into custody. Of course, no one wants to spend even one hour in jail and bail amounts can range from $2,500 to $1 million, depending on the nature of the offense. Your California bench warrant lawyer will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you do not face this type of punishment as well as advise you as to the best course of action to take in the future to avoid this type of situation again.
Ignoring a bench warrant is not a viable option, so you need to contact an attorney as soon as you learn a warrant may be out for your arrest. For more information about bench warrants or to speak to California bench warrant lawyer Dan Cota, call (800) 351-6860.