Thankfully, the government and powers that be have given a person a chance to start over in life and clear up those pesky warrants that have been lurking in your mind for so long. However, you are not sure how to go about the process. Well, this is where we come in. We know the new laws and can expertly help you expunge your record of frivolous warrants and, no, in some cases you do not have to go rot in some jail cell in the meantime.
Call us now if you have a warrant and would like to start over with a clean record which can help you get or keep a job and maybe keep your life in order.
What is the Difference Between a Bench and Arrest Warrant?
In Nevada, (just like most other states) a bench warrant is a judicial order giving police the right to arrest you for defying court orders such missing a mandatory court appearance or fine payments.
It is important to note that there is a huge difference between a bench warrant issued by a judge and an arrest warrant obtained by police or DA and signed by a judge. An arrest warrant generally states alleged crimes you have committed and why you are an alleged threat to the public. Both warrants can be challenged.
There are misdemeanor warrants for such things as traffic fines or hearings and felony warrants. The police most likely will not arrest you for a misdemeanor warrant, but will for a felony one.
How Do You Quash a Warrant?
The first step we will do for you is to file a motion to quash the warrant in the correct Nevada court. This motion requests a hearing in front of a judge about whether the warrant can be removed or not. The judge will listen to the facts and evidence and depending on your circumstances will either grant the motion or deny it. Many times, a person has a legitimate excuse for missing a court date or fine payment and the court will generally give them leeway.
However, judges really look down on those individuals who simply disrespect the court by their absence. They see it as a threat to the judicial process and justice, the very foundations of our American legal system. Proper counsel will focus on the legitimacy of the reason for missing the hearing or the payment and present it to the judge in a coherent and effective way.
Do I have to Appear at the Hearing?
You do not have to appear at the hearing unless it is a felony warrant you are challenging. From this, you can see how important it is to have good counsel who can properly lay out the foundation for a judge to not only get the warrant quashed, but to let the DA know their case may be weak.
If you have an outstanding warrant, contact us today to get on the path towards peace of mind and freedom.