Bench Warrants: How to Avoid Them
You are more than your worst decision. There is no shame in making mistakes, and there is no reason to dig your hole deeper. If you are out on bail and the court issues a bench warrant with your name on it, it is most likely because you have not met the conditions of your release. We are happy to be a resource for our clients in avoiding this!
After you are arrested the court may order you to pay a fine, take a class, make an appearance, or fulfill some other obligation. This can be a stressful time. Many individuals do not comply with the court’s order out of fear, anxiety, or for a host of other possible reasons. If you find yourself in the court system you do not have to go through the process on your own. Your friends and family can provide immense support that can help you return to normalcy. Additionally, a reputable bail bond service can help you to navigate the difficult legal waters. They can help you meet your obligations and satisfy your debt to the court.
This text will discuss the process that will likely occur after your arrest and how you can best handle the situation and return to normalcy.
What to do After You’ve Been Arrested
After an arrest, if you are granted bail and make it, the court will release you with the understanding that you will return for a court appearance to determine your guilt/innocence, and consequences. It is extremely important to comply with whatever the judge orders. If you do not comply, the judge may issue a bench warrant for you.
What is a Bench Warrant?
A bench warrant is an order that is issued by a judge that authorizes your arrest. This means that the police are now authorized to arrest you on sight and bring you in to face your charges. The court views non-compliance as an indication that you do not intend to face/comply with their judgment. The bench warrant forces you to comply by allowing the police to bring you to court to answer for yourself.
These warrants are issued for a variety of reasons, including;
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to fulfill a court order
- Failure to pay child support
- Committing a crime while on parole
What to do if There is a Bench Warrant Out for You
If you have a bench warrant out for your arrest it can be tempting to ignore it and hope it goes away. But, it won’t, it will only get worse. The best thing for you to do is make arrangements to appear in court, preferably before you are arrested. There are no guarantees, but taking this tact may cause the court to show some form of leniency. In a nutshell, going to them will usually be a better choice than forcing them to come get you. If you are not sure if a bench warrant has been issued in your name, see our related blog post for help!
Who Can Help?
If you find yourself in legal trouble, there are places that can help. A bail bond company can help you to get your troubles behind you. 8-Ball Bail Bonds is a Las Vegas area bail bonds company whose mission is to help people to face their crimes and eventually put them in their rear view mirror.
The experienced staff knows what obligations you must fulfill to the court and they can help to ensure that you meet those obligations. This will make the situation as painless as possible and help you to avoid a bench warrant for non-compliance.
When someone finds themselves in legal trouble they can feel hopeless and alone. It is a very stressful time in which an individual might find it difficult to fulfill their obligations to the court. There is no reason to face this alone. If you are in the Las Vegas Area and need help in dealing with your, or a loved one’s, legal issues, contact us at 8-Ball Bail Bonds to discuss your options and to work with us to form a strategy that will get you back to your life as soon as possible.