A Los Angeles warrant or Orange County warrant can ruin your
life. An arrest warrant or bench warrant in the Los Angeles area can result in
you being placed under arrest, put in jail, your vehicle being impounded, and
being left to try and salvage your life while in custody. Clearing a warrant in
Los Angeles or the surrounding area requires the counsel of an experienced Los
Angeles criminal defense attorney. As a former Los Angeles district attorney
and current defense attorney, I have seen countless defendants who are locked
up simply due to a failure to clear their warrants. A warrant will not
disappear simply due to the passage of time. Arrest warrants and bench warrants
are the two primary types of warrants that can result in your arrest.
A bench warrant in Los Angeles or Orange County follows the
same process as the rest of California. A bench warrant is issued by a court if
a defendant fails to appear as required. A bench warrant can be issued for a
case as minor as a traffic ticket or as serious as a murder. The seriousness of
the charge and the defendant’s past history will determine the amount of a
bench warrant. Unless a defendant appears in court and has the warrant
recalled, law enforcement across California will always have your name and
information in their system as having an outstanding California bench warrant.
If you come into contact with a law enforcement officer while a bench warrant
is outstanding, it is highly likely you will be arrested and taken into
An arrest warrant in California is issued when a criminal
case has been filed against a defendant alleging a specific crime or crimes.
Frequently, the defendant will not be aware that an arrest warrant has been
issued until they are arrested by the police. Once an individual is arrested,
they will likely only be able to be released if they post the bail required by
the arrest warrant. If you believe an arrest warrant may have been filed
against you, it is critical you contact an experience warrant attorney to
implement the best possible defense.
HOW DO I APPEAR IN COURT TO ANSWER FOR A WARRANT?
The best strategy is to contact an experienced
criminal defense attorney to formulate a strategy on how to deal with having
your warrant recalled. If a warrant is in the system against you, it will not
go away until you have it recalled. I will take the time to learn about your
individual case and explain to you the most effective steps moving forward.
Contact me today so that I can use my experience from thousands of
cases across the Los Angeles area to get your warrant cleared so that you can
stop worrying every time you see a police car and begin to move on with the
rest of your life.