If you have a bench warrant outstanding for your arrest, there are a few things you may be asking yourself. What is a bench warrant? A bench warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a judge directing law enforcement to apprehend that person wherever they are found. Typically, bench warrants are issued by a judge when a person has violated a court order and is, as such, in contempt of court. The warrant does not allege that the person is being accused of a crime, but it is by its nature, alleging that the person is being accused of an offense against the court itself. Failing to pay court costs, failure to appear for a hearing or a court date, failing to pay child support as directed by the court, or failing to appear for jury duty or not honoring a subpoena to appear as a witness are the most common reasons for having a bench warrant issued against you. As you can see, these are all examples of violating a court ordered duty. If you are picked up on a bench warrant, you will be taken into custody and taken before the judge who issued it at the court’s convenience to answer for your failure to comply with its directives.
At Hamilton Grant PC, we handle the representation of individuals who have been apprehended due to a bench warrant routinely, and can provide the type of dedicated and committed legal defense needed to successfully resolve the situation quickly and effectively. Contact our offices today for a free initial consultation of your situation if you find yourself to be the subject of a bench warrant so we can advise you of your rights and most likely outcome of the enforcement of that warrant. Usually, this will be discovered after you are apprehended. We will come to where you are being held and interview you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours. We are here to serve you in any way we can. Contact us now.