Efficiently Addressing Bench Warrants
A judge issues a bench warrant when a person charged in a criminal case fails to appear in court. If you find that you are the subject of an active bench warrant, you need to contact an attorney immediately. Most bench warrant arrests happen through something as innocent as a traffic stop for a speeding ticket or during a routine roadblock. The moment you become aware of a bench warrant should be the moment you contact Hirsch Criminal Defense.
Bench warrants are not minor criminal matters. For example, failing to appear on an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation can result in the suspension of your driver’s license. The decision of a judge can affect your ability to work and create disruptions in your personal life. More serious consequences include significant fines, being required to post a high bond, attorney costs and jail time.
How Bench Warrants Work
Bench warrants can be issued for a variety of reasons that include:
- Failure to appear for a court appearance
- Unpaid fines, including parking or traffic tickets
- Failing to comply with a subpoena for your testimony at a hearing or trial
- Delays in or refusals to pay child support or alimony
For DeKalb County residents, and those throughout the state and the country, a lawyer at Hirsch Criminal Defense can appear on their behalf. Matt Hirsch is a skilled attorney with the experience you need. He understands the consequences you may face as you try to get a bench warrant recalled, lifted or set aside. He will not stop working for you until the matter is corrected, you are allowed to post a bond or you are released from jail.
Minimizing consequences starts with attorney Hirsch appearing before a judge on your behalf to inform them of your intention to resolve the problem that led to the warrant. In some cases, the firm is able to negotiate with prosecutors to get their consent for setting aside your bench warrant and resetting the matter for resolution.