A bench warrant can be issued if a person fails to perform a court-ordered
action such as a missed court date, probation violation, incomplete community
service, or unpaid child support. These warrants are so named as they
are issued from “the judge’s bench” and may provide
law enforcement with the authority to make an immediate arrest. For example,
if you are hit by a drunk driver and the police find that there is an
outstanding bench warrant on file, you may be taken into custody. After
discovering that a warrant has been issued against you, it’s important
to take action and consider contacting an attorney.
How Can an Attorney Help with a Bench Warrant?
Once a warrant has been issued, you must use the proper legal channels
in order to have it removed. Taking a proactive approach and contacting
an attorney to help you resolve the issue can keep a sudden arrest from
interrupting your life. An attorney can work to set a future court date
and get the warrant recalled. Unless the warrant was issued in relation
to a felony offense, your presence in court may not be required with your
attorney appearing on your behalf. While you may be able to resolve the
matter on your own, a judge reserves the right to place you into custody
where you may or may not have the option to post bail.
If the issue is one which cannot be resolved in a single courtroom visit,
such as with the payment of a fine, your attorney can also advise you
on your legal options moving forward. Every case will be different and
if you have a question about your specific situation, do not hesitate
to contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella.
Aggressive Legal Representation
While police may not be actively pursuing an arrest, an open bench warrant
is a serious matter that deserves your immediate attention. When you need
straightforward and effective legal advice, our lead
Milwaukee criminal defense attorney is here to help. Attorney Cherella possesses more than two decades of
legal experience and can help you resolve your legal matter so that you
can get back to your life. We provide clients with a
free case evaluation so that they may better discover their legal options.
Call (414) 882-8382 today and discover how our legal team may be able to help you.