Posted on January 1, 2019
Costa Mesa Warrant Attorney – Bench & Arrest Warrant Lawyer
Do you have a warrant for a crime committed in Costa Mesa? Retaining an experienced Costa Mesa warrant attorney can be one of the most important decisions you make. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers today to discuss your outstanding warrant and how to recall the warrant without having to serve time in jail.
Difference Between Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants
A court issues a bench warrant when someone fails to appear. Ordinarily, a person is given a court date after receiving a ticket or once they bail out from custody. When the individual does not appear in court on the date of their hearing, the judge will issue a “bench warrant” ordering law enforcement to immediately arrest you and escort you to court.
An “arrest warrant” is issued by the judge once law enforcement establishes probable cause to legally arrest you. An arrest warrant helps resolve any issues that you were illegally arrested by law enforcement because police first obtained approval from the court. Typically, arrest warrants are issued after formal charges have been filed against you.
Accordingly, a warrant means that the court demands your presence so your case can proceed. A common misconception is that the warrant will go away over the passage of time. Instead, a bench or arrest warrant will continue to remain until you appear in court. Consequently, you could be subject to arrest if you encounter law enforcement or traveling internationally or domestic. Furthermore, pending warrants are transmitted to the department of justice making it discoverable by prospective employers, licensing agencies, or anyone conducting a search of your criminal background.
Contact a Costa Mesa Warrant Attorney
If you have an outstanding warrant for a crime allegedly committed in Costa Mesa, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to speak with an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer about recalling your warrant. We can provide you guidance and the corrects steps to take to avoid being remanded into custody once you appear before a judge. Call us today to schedule a free confidential consultation.