Bench warrants can become more of a nuisance if not handled correctly. If you have missed a court date, a judge may issue a bench warrant with your name on it for contempt of court. A bench warrant allows law enforcement to track down the person named on the warrant and arrest them. They will then be brought before the court for their violations. You may have a bench warrant issued in your name even if you have not committed a criminal offense. An arrest warrant is similarly ordered by a judge but it is not for violating court orders, it is for criminal offense charges.
Without the help of a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, you may be arrested at any time. Trying to handle it on your own may make matters worse. You may be arrested at home, or while you are out with business colleagues; anywhere. If you speak with one of our attorneys today, we may be able to help you avoid the arrest and any negative consequences of the bench warrant.
It is never a good idea to wait until law enforcement tracks you down. If you decide to do this, it could greatly jeopardize your future. Bench warrants may start from a minor violation but can quickly grow into a complex legal problem. If you have a bench warrant in your name, speak with an attorney from the firm today so that we can start helping you immediately. Even if you have already been arrested, there are still options available to you. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are committed to providing our clients with excellent representation so that they can get through these difficult times with the least amount of stress and negative consequences.
Contact a Los Angeles Bench Warrant Lawyer from the firm today.