What is a bench warrant and what does it mean for those accused or who have been charged with criminal offenses? Contact Rodriguez Law Firm, at 855-585-1500.
Bench warrants are issued when a court has no choice but to release somebody from custody due to a lack of evidence or other reasons. This information isn’t common knowledge and does not go well with the average person. However, it is essential because it gives you an idea of just how severe and drastic bench warrants can be.
What Happens if You Are Arrested and Given a Bench Warrant?
- If you fail to appear before a judge on the provided data, this may result in additional penalties, such as being placed on probation with additional conditions or facing more severe consequences, such as jail time. It’s terrible news because it is possible to go back and forth several times between jail and probation, with each trip to jail only being longer than the first.
- When you have a warrant issued against you, it is extremely difficult to travel. You will likely be unable to obtain a state-issued license, and even if you do, your status will be listed as having a warrant. You may also have trouble finding a job because many businesses do background checks.
- If you are arrested on another charge while you have a bench warrant out against you, it may result in additional charges being filed against you.
- If you are arrested, you will serve the warrant. You will have to be taken into custody immediately—generally, those who receive a bench warrant are questioned for several hours before being released on bond.
Anyone who has a bench warrant out for them should contact a lawyer experienced in warrants as soon as possible. It will reduce the odds of you receiving a severe penalty, being required to appear in court, and paying legal fees that are not necessary.
Also, having a bench warrant issued against you isn’t the same as having a criminal record.
First, it is always deemed essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible. The second part is that it is essential to take the time to talk with your attorney as well as contact court officials regarding the issues that you may be experiencing. These two things are essential, and if you don’t take care of them immediately, they will get buried under everything else that is going on.
For more information or if you need an attorney, please get in touch with Rodriguez Law Firm, and the contact number is 855-585-1500.