Has a judge in Van Nuys issued a bench warrant for your arrest or for someone you love? If so, it’s very important to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney that will aggressively fight for you. Attorneys from Schwartz & Weinrieb have over 80 years of combined experience in the Van Nuys and Los Angeles courts.
A bench warrant is issued by a judge when a person fails to appear in court on their scheduled court date. There are many reasons why a person may fail to appear other than a criminal reason, such as a new address, or they simply did not receive the summons.
However, a bench warrant is a very serious matter as you can be picked up anywhere and immediately taken to jail to await a hearing. It is critical that you immediately contact a Van Nuys criminal defense attorney if you currently have a bench warrant, or if a person is already in custody.
Bench Warrant Attorney in Van Nuys, California
In some cases, bench warrants are easily handled. For example, warrants issued for failing to appear for jury duty or failing to arrive to court on time may be “recalled” without significant problems. On the other hand, bench warrants issued for serious criminal offenses, or warrants for failing to appear at court for a substantial period of time (even a few weeks in some cases) can have serious ramifications.
If the court feels that you are attempting to avoid your appearance, you may not be released from jail until your next hearing. It is vital that you handle any bench warrant as quickly as possible, or you may find yourself in handcuffs being led away from work, home or at a traffic stop. Each case is unique and must be closely reviewed to determine how best to resolve the situation.
At the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb, the legal team will review and evaluate your case to determine the best course of action to deal with your bench warrant.
If you or a loved one has a bench warrant in Van Nuys, contact a criminal defense attorney from Schwartz & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.