Bench Warrants in Arizona
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Has a bench warrant been issued for your arrest? If so, it is vital you
get in touch with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to keep
your situation under control and protect yourself serious criminal and
financial consequences. At Naegle & Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys,
our team of powerful Mesa criminal defense lawyers understand your situation
and can provide the tenacious representation you need to maximize your
chances of securing a favorable outcome for your case.
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What Is a Bench Warrant?
A bench warrant is an arrest warrant that a judge issues against either
a defendant in a criminal case or a person involved in a similar administrative
proceeding, such as a traffic ticket, in the event that they should fail
to appear in court as instructed. While serious criminal cases will usually
involve a “regular” arrest warrant which involve immediate
police action to locate and arrest a defendant, bench warrants usually
do not mean that the police will show up at a defendant’s door the
following morning. Instead, the defendant’s name and identifying
information will be added to a statewide database accessible by all law
If the defendant should become involved with the police in any capacity,
such as a traffic stop or a car accident, the police will take them into
custody. Defendants with bench warrants may not be released until they
are able to post bond – usually at a much higher amount than the
first time– or until they appear before a judge.
Bench warrants can result from any of the following:
- Your bail bondsman failed to notify you of your court date
- The court sent your court summons to the wrong address
- The court failed to notify your attorney of your court date
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
Failure to appear charges and bench warrants are often the result of a
simple mistake – mostly on the part of someone other than the defendant.
Unfortunately, these mistakes can be costly and end up making a defendant’s
situation far worse than it ever originally would have been. At Naegle
& Crider Criminal Defense Attorneys, our team of skilled advocates
may be able to speak with the judge involved in your case and maximize
your chances of having your bench warrant dropped, along with any fines
or charges that may have come with it. As shown by our vast history of
case victories, our team has what it takes to ensure your best interests are guarded
during this difficult time.
Do not ignore your bench warrant - call (480) 418-0776 today.