When is a Bench Warrant Issued?

When is a Bench Warrant Issued?

Did you recently receive a traffic ticket? Traffic tickets are a common but often annoying part of life, which may be one of the reasons why it is so easy for them to get shuffled in with other papers and forgotten. Forgetting or ignoring a traffic ticket can result in serious legal issues, however. If you fail to show up for your court date and do not pay the ticket, a judge may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. If you have received a bench warrant or know that you have unpaid traffic tickets, our traffic ticket attorney can help.

Bench warrants may be issued for anyone who failed to respond to a court order, but they are most commonly issued for traffic offenses that were not properly handled. Once a bench warrant has been issued, police officers have the authority to arrest you the next time you come into contact with them. You may have to stay in jail until your case can be handled, and you may have to pay additional fines and suffer increased penalties. The arrest could even end up on your record.

Our goal is to help you have your bench warrant recalled. We can represent you in court to help you resolve your original traffic ticket issues and your outstanding bench warrant. Resolving your bench warrant can save you the embarrassment of arrest and inconvenience of jail. Contact our bench warrant lawyer today to learn more and to being the process of recalling your outstanding bench warrant.