Posted on December 25, 2017
Newport Beach Bench Warrant Lawyer
Do you have an outstanding warrant in a criminal case? The common misconception is that a warrant will be cleared with the passage of time. Instead, your warrant will remain in effect until it is recalled by the judge. If you have an outstanding warrant out of Newport Beach, then you need a skilled Newport Beach bench warrant lawyer to swiftly clear your warrant before you make any contact with law enforcement.
A bench warrant is an order from the judge commanding a defendant to appear in court. An outstanding bench warrant permits law enforcement to legally arrest a suspect and hold them in custody to appear before the judge. Warrants are issued in both misdemeanor and felony cases and often result when a defendant fails to appear in court.
Contrary to popular belief, police officers do not have the ability to issue a warrant. A warrant is only issued once a judge authorizes it. Accordingly, checking with the Orange County Superior Court can reveal the presence of an outstanding warrant.
A warrant may only be recalled and quashed once a defendant appears before the judge. However, in certain misdemeanor cases, a bench warrant lawyer may be able to recall the warrant without the defendant’s appearance. In all felony cases, a defendant must appear in order for the warrant to be recalled and cleared.
Contact an Experienced Newport Beach Bench Warrant Lawyer
Having an outstanding warrant can be extremely unnerving because no one can anticipate when they will have contact with police. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers today to speak with an experienced Newport Beach bench warrant lawyer about your case. We provide free confidential consultations and we can help guide you on the appropriate steps to take to clear your pending warrant and avoid unnecessary fines and penalties.
Law Offices of John D. Rogers
4000 MacArthur Blvd., East Tower Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Toll Free: (949) 625-4487