If you or a loved one has an outstanding arrest warrant, the worst thing you can do is ignore it or try to avoid the problem. Anything other than immediately addressing a warrant with the help of a warrant attorney will only make the situation worse, as well as increase fines or sentencing that you will face. Getting the legal assistance of a warrant attorney to help you with your situation can often lessen the penalties and allow you to resolve your case in the best possible manner.
If you have a warrant issued for your arrest please speak to a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer at DiRenzo Defense to help you handle the situation. We will inform you of your rights and explain what your best options are to handle the matter.
If you do not take action when a bench warrant is issued, the police can arrest you at any time. To avoid the public humiliation of being arrested at work or while driving your car, you should meet with us to determine the best way to deal with your warrant. We may be able to fight the warrant without having to go into custody or arrange for you to surrender voluntarily and not need to be held unnecessarily.
Ignoring an outstanding arrest warrant will only make things worse. Let us advise you on a path forward.
Once we help you establish the terms of your warrant we can represent you and recommend the best way to handle your arrest warrant. There are several ways to do this, including:
Appear with you in court on a Motion for In Court Surrender and request that the judge withdraw the warrant for your arrest. You may not even need to go to jail or post bail.
If a bail bond is necessary, we can assist in having bail bondsmen in place to facilitate the bond process. This could limit the time you remain in custody.
If the warrant was issued for failure to appear, we can present evidence showing your failure to appear was accidental or unintentional because you did not get proper notice and attempt to get the warrant dismissed.
If you cannot afford the bond, we can represent you and petition the court to reduce the bond amount.
Once the warrant has been addressed, we can then proceed to represent you in your defense against the original charges. Handling any outstanding warrants for your arrest effectively will allow us to present a much more effective and aggressive defense on your behalf. Contact a Fort Lauderdale Warrant Attorney if you have outstanding arrest warrants for help getting them resolved quickly.
Fort Lauderdale Bench Warrant Attorney
If you failed to appear in court or if you have violated any conditions of your probation, the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. In some cases, although you should be informed of such a warrant, you may not be and won’t realize it until you are stopped for a traffic violation and suddenly find yourself being arrested. If you have been notified or suspect a bench warrant has been issued you should speak to a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney at DiRenzo Defense to get help addressing the warrant. Postponing or avoiding handling a bench warrant will only increase the penalties, fines and could even put you in jail.
If you are arrested for a bench warrant, you will be put in jail and possibly held without bail until you go to court for your original offense. When you visit our offices, we will help determine if you do have a bench warrant and what the warrant states. If you were never informed of the original hearing or violation we may be able to get the warrant dismissed. The more serious the charges the higher the fines can become, sometimes reaching thousands of dollars.
Once we discuss the details of your warrant and your case we can represent you to negotiate not only the dismissal of your warrant but also to resolve your original charge with the judge. In this way, you may be able to avoid any unnecessary fines or penalties. We can also negotiate with the court to reschedule the appointment you missed and get the entire matter resolved. There are a number of ways to effectively handle both your bench warrant as well as settling your original charges. This becomes much more possible when you have the help of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense law firm representing your interests. Contact a Fort Lauderdale Bench Warrant Lawyer to help you resolve an outstanding bench warrant for your arrest for failure to appear or for probation violations.