Sacramento Warrant Lawyer
Don’t let a warrant out for your arrest end in a publicly embarrassing or dangerous arrest. Get the help you need by working with a Sacramento warrant lawyer.
The anxiety and fear of being arrested on an outstanding warrant can be a frightening experience. The confusion and urgency of the situation can be stressful. If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you could face consequences far more severe than if you voluntarily appeared before a judge. Your future can be at stake, so it’s critical that you take immediate action to remedy the situation.
If a warrant for your arrest has been issued, contact a Sacramento warrant lawyer from Crowell Law Offices to protect your rights and get the immediate help you need.
Warrants in Sacramento
The two kinds of warrants issued in California are arrest warrants and bench warrants. Both types of warrants are issued under varying circumstances, and if you fail to comply, serious consequences can result.
An arrest warrant is issued after either law enforcement or a grand jury has probable cause to suspect you of a crime. A bench warrant, on the other hand, is issued if you fail to appear in court for a hearing or fail to respond to a subpoena.
A Sacramento warrant lawyer from our firm will ensure your legal rights are protected regardless of which type of warrant has been issued. We’ll help you every step of the way, aggressively pursuing the clearing of your warrant.
California Bench Warrants
Bench warrants are probably the most common type issued. Unlike an arrest warrant, a bench warrant is not issued because of criminal wrongdoing. A bench warrant is issued for failing to appear in court or failing to comply with a court order. There are many situations in which a bench warrant may be issued:
- Failing to appear in court
- Not paying fines
- Not complying with a court order
- Refusing to show up for mandatory community service or educational programs
- Violating the terms of probation
- Committing a crime while trial is still pending
Having a bench warrant out in your name is a serious situation. In addition to the original penalties, you also face these potential additional punishments:
- A sentence of imprisonment in county jail or state prison
- Additional fines
- Suspension of your drivers license
California Arrest Warrants
An arrest warrant authorizes law enforcement to arrest you for a crime after a judge has been convinced of probable cause. You might not even be aware that an arrest warrant has been issued until after you’ve been arrested.
It is critical that you avoid saying anything to police officers or a judge until after you contact us to act as your defense lawyer. Speaking without an attorney can potentially lead to additional charges filed against you and self-incrimination.
If you are aware of an arrest warrant, then we can help you surrender to the police and come in for booking in the quietest and least public way possible. We might even be able to arrange bail simultaneously so that you’ll be able to leave after the booking.
Contact a Sacramento Warrant Lawyer
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, call Crowell Law Offices at 916-303-2800 or contact us online through the form below. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Sacramento warrant lawyer and find out how we can help you.