What Are Bench Warrants?
A bench warrant, much like its name suggests, is a warrant issued “from the bench.” Bench warrants are issued when a person fails to appear in court, and authorizes law enforcement officials to take a person into custody if he or she is found. For example, a bench warrant does not authorize law enforcement to go to your home to arrest you, however, if you were to be pulled over, the bench warrant would show and the officer would then be able to make an arrest.
What To Do If You Have a Bench Warrant Against You
If you learn that there is a bench warrant against you, it is essential to work with a Florida criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to have it quashed. Your attorney may be able to have the bench warrant quashed in your absence, simply by appearing on your behalf. However, if you wait until you are arrested on the warrant to obtain legal assistance, the situation can easily spiral out of control. Taking care of the bench warrant before you are arrested can help protect your reputation and your record.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I can assist you in getting a bench warrant quashed before the situation becomes serious. You can be confident that I will work hard to protect your rights and freedoms under Florida law.
For a consultation to discuss your case, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.