A bench warrant is a warrant that is issued by a judge or by a magistrate as a result of your failure to follow specific court orders.
One of the most common reasons for a Nevada bench warrant is not showing up for court when a hearing is scheduled. Unpaid parking or traffic tickets are another potential reason that a bench warrant could be issued.
Having a bench warrant issued for your arrest can be a very frightening experience. If you are aware that the bench warrant has been issued, you live with the knowledge that if you come into contact with law enforcement for any reason, this could result in your arrest. You don’t want to be taken into custody immediately and jailed, but know this will always be a possibility as long as there is an active warrant out for your arrest.
If you do not know that there is a bench warrant that has been issued for you, you are still at risk of being arrested at any time. If you are stopped for a routine traffic stop and police run your name in the computer, they will discover your bench warrant and you could be taken to jail.
You need to take a bench warrant seriously because you do not want your life derailed by unexpectedly being arrested. If you suspect that there may be a bench warrant out for your arrest, you should reach out to a Vegas defense lawyer who can help you to find out if there is an active warrant or not. If you know that there is a bench warrant out for your arrest, you should reach out to an attorney who can help you to quash the bench warrant.
LV Criminal Defense has provided representation to many defendants who have a bench warrant out for their arrest. We know the ins-and-outs of the law related to bench warrants and we can both help you to determine if there is an active warrant and assist you in responding if there is.
We have successfully helped many clients to get their bench warrants quashed before they are ever taken into custody by police and we are here and ready to help you solve your serious legal problems so you won’t have to worry any more.
If there is a bench warrant for your arrest, typically the best possible outcome is for the warrant to be quashed.
When a bench warrant is quashed, the judge that presided over the original case and issued the bench warrant will set aside the warrant.
The warrant will no longer be in effect so you will not have to worry any more about being arrested.
Bench warrants can often be quashed if the warrant was issued in connection with minor or non-violent offenses. For example, if you simply forgot to show up in court after getting a traffic ticket, it is possible that the judge could issue a bench warrant for your arrest because you failed to show up as promised. If this is the case, there was no victim of this crime and your offense was relatively minor – so the judge may be willing to quash the bench warrant if given a reason to do so.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Typically, it is possible to get a Las Vegas bench warrant quashed by simply explaining to the judge who issued the warrant why you had a valid reason not to comply with the court order. For example, if a judge issued a bench warrant for your arrest because you failed to show up in court to resolve a traffic ticket, you may be able to get the bench warrant quashed if you can demonstrate that you never received notice of the hearing or that you were out of the country at the time and did not find out about the hearing until after your return once the hearing date had already passed.
An experienced lawyer at LV Criminal Defense will help you to determine if it’s possible to get your warrant quashed and will take care of the technical legal steps involved in this process for you.
The goal is to ensure that you are able to resolve the outstanding warrant before you are taken into custody.
Once your warrant has been quashed, we can help you to resolve any remaining legal issues you are facing so you are once again in full compliance with the law and will not have to worry about any future legal actions being taken.
LV Criminal Defense also provides you with assistance resolving the underlying issues in circumstances where you are not able to get a bench warrant quashed so you will no longer have to live with the reality that you could be subject to arrest at any time. You should act now because the sooner you resolve your legal issues, the better off you will be.
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At LV Criminal Defense, our legal team is committed to providing assertive, knowledgeable legal representation to anyone who is accused of breaking the law.
If there is a warrant out for your arrest, whether it is a bench warrant or an arrest warrant in connection with a serious crime, we can provide assistance aimed at resolving your situation. Depending upon the circumstances, this could mean quashing a bench warrant, negotiating for you to turn yourself in, or helping you to get charges dropped.
We can also assist with resolving the underlying legal matter leading to your bench warrant as well as in getting the warrant quashed. Our firm will handle all aspects of your case so you can resolve your legal problems once-and-for-all by working with an experienced Vegas defense attorney. To find out more about the assistance we can offer, give us a call today.