Long Beach Warrant Attorney
Do you have an outstanding bench warrant for your arrest at the Long Beach courthouse? If so, then retaining an experienced Long Beach warrant attorney may be one of the most important decisions you make. If you have an outstanding bench warrant or law enforcement executed a search warrant at your residence and you are not sure how to proceed, our attorneys can help you navigate through this unfamiliar process.
We can quickly recall the bench warrant or intervene at the earliest stages of the investigation when a search warrant is served. Attorney John D. Rogers is a board-certified criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California. This certification assures competency, experience, and ethics. This distinction is only been achieved by a small percentage of California criminal defense lawyers.
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Overview Of Warrants in Long Beach
A warrant is an order issued by the judge authorizing law enforcement to:
- Make an arrest, or
- Conduct a search and/or seizure.
A warrant may be issued in either a felony or misdemeanor case. Contrary to popular belief, law enforcement does not have the ability to issue a warrant. Any type of warrant can only be issued if a judge authorizes it.
Types of Warrants in California
A bench warrant is a warrant issued by a judge for the arrest of an individual who has failed to appear in court as required. This can occur if someone misses a court date, violates the terms of their bail, or fails to comply with a court order. The warrant remains active until the individual is arrested or appears in court to address the issue.
An arrest warrant is a legal document issued by a judge that authorizes law enforcement officials to arrest and detain an individual suspected of committing a crime. The warrant is typically issued when there is probable cause to believe that a person has committed a crime, and it contains specific information about the person to be arrested, such as their name and physical description, as well as the crime they are suspected of committing. These arrest warrants can be issued for both felony and misdemeanor crimes.
A search warrant is a court order issued by a judge or a magistrate that authorizes law enforcement officials to search a specific location or property for specific items or evidence related to a crime. The warrant must be based on probable cause, which means that there is a reasonable belief that the items being sought will be found at the location to be searched and that they will be related to a crime.
Process of Clearing a Bench Warrant in Long Beach, CA
The process of clearing a bench warrant in California can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, but generally, the individual with the warrant must appear in court to address the issue that led to the warrant being issued. A warrant will never disappear with the passage of time. It will remain in the court and law enforcement system until you appear before a judge. Taking a proactive approach is often the best course of action to resolve a warrant issue in the most favorable way.
Myths About Bench Warrants
- The warrant will be cleared if I write a letter to the prosecutor and judge.
- There is no bench warrant because I did not receive a letter or notice.
- Warrants terminate with the passage of time.
- I will not be arrested because I live outside of California.
Contact an Experienced Long Beach Warrant Attorney
Having an outstanding warrant against you is a serious matter. If you have been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor or if you believe you have a warrant, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers today. Call us to schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Long Beach warrant attorney.