Bench Warrant Lawyer
Failing to show up in court is sometimes unavoidable. Unfortunately, missing a court date can quickly balloon into a larger problem. Judges issue bench warrants to those who fail to appear in court. Law enforcement officers treat bench warrants like any other arrest warrant with the exception that they do not actively pursue your arrest; you could be in the midst of a traffic stop for speeding or running a red light and be arrested in that very moment if you have an unresolved bench warrant.
Sometimes, defendants do not even know they have been summoned by the court, while at other times, situations outside of their control prevent them from complying with the summons. If you have recently missed a court date, you must act with urgency to resolve the matter. If you have a bench warrant against you in West Palm Beach, contact defense attorney Brian Gabriel. The longer you wait to take action, the longer it appears that you are avoiding the law.
Florida Bench Warrants
There are different kinds of warrants you may receive depending on the legal matter which led to your summons to appear in court. Judges typically issue bench warrants for failing to appear in court for traffic violations or misdemeanor offenses; however, a warrant known as an alias capias may be issued in felony cases. Such a warrant prevents defendants from posting bail or bond and requires them to remain in jail until the entire case has resolved — up until the verdict. It is in your best interest to discuss your bench warrant or alias capias warrant with a competent criminal attorney.
How Can a West Palm Beach Bench Warrant Lawyer Help Me?
A warrant can significantly influence the relationship you sustain with the court long-term. Those with a clean criminal record should resolve bench warrants quickly, as having one may portray you as an irresponsible member of society. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, contact a West Palm Beach bench warrant lawyer as soon as possible. Getting a bench warrant recalled can be difficult, but a qualified attorney may be able to resolve the matter quickly so you can proceed with your life.
An attorney like Brian Gabriel can take several actions to try to get the bench warrant removed or changed back to a summons to appear in court. Mr. Gabriel holds a favorable reputation among judges, prosecutors, and the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office. He may ask the judge to recall or “quash” the warrant and provide a compelling reason that you could not appear in court.
Many times, an attorney may also appear in court on your behalf so that you avoid the risk of being arrested due to an active bench warrant. Additionally, an attorney will be able to confirm that the judge correctly issued the bench warrant and that it was not intended for anyone else.
Don’t hesitate to seek legal counsel regarding an active bench warrant. Call 561-622-5575 to receive a free consultation or contact The Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel online.