Bench warrants are among the most common types of warrants issued in the state of California. If a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest, you may be wondering how to clear a bench warrant. We can help you learn more about your options for how to clear a bench warrant and help you get it off your record and your mind.
You may have received a bench warrant for failing to appear in court, failing to pay your fine or failing to obey court orders. These actions are considered “contempt of court,” and they can result in not only a bench warrant but also enhanced fines, county jail time and a driver’s license suspension. They may even interfere with your ability to go to a specific school or get a particular job.
Clearing your bench warrant does not have to take a lot of time or money. Our bench warrant attorney can work on your behalf to resolve any issues that led to the bench warrant so that you can have the warrant recalled. Once a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest, you may not have police officers show up on your doorstep to arrest you, but you may find yourself at risk of arrest the next time you encounter law enforcement officers, such as at a traffic stop.
Failing to clear up your bench warrant can leave you vulnerable to arrest and jail time. We can provide you with ideas for how to clear a bench warrant. We may be able to have the matter heard the same day or within a few days so that you can move on with your life. In many cases, we are even able to resolve the original matter or matters and have the charges reduced or dropped.