If a judge finds that you have failed to appear at court, failed to pay a court-ordered fine, or violated your probation, he or she can issue a bench warrant against you. A bench warrant is an immediate arrest order that authorizes law enforcement officials to arrest you, jail you, and bring you to court.
At Greenberg & Greenberg, our San Bernardino & Riverside criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled numerous bench warrant defense cases. We know how to work with judges and prosecutors to quash bench warrants and keep our clients out of jail.
Common Reasons Bench Warrants Are Issued in San Bernardino & Riverside
If you have an outstanding bench warrant in California, getting stopped by a police officer for even a minor traffic offense will get you put in jail immediately. This is why you need to take prompt action if you have a bench warrant against you. A broken taillight is no reason to go to jail.
Some of the most common reasons bench warrants are issued include:
- Failing to appear in court on a scheduled date
- Failing to appear in court after being released from custody
- Failing to pay a fine
- Violating the terms of your probation
- Failing to comply with court orders, including child custody, child support, and community service
In order to remove a bench warrant, it is important to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling bench warrant cases. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and to spare you from any other criminal consequences. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we are prepared to defend your rights.
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If you are facing a bench warrant in California, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by phone. We offer free initial consultations, and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.