Phoenix Bench Warrant Attorney

Bench Warrants Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona

As a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, Joshua S. Davidson has had many cases dealing with bench warrants. A bench warrant is an order issued by a judge for the arrest of a person. If a person fails to appear in court when they have been ordered to do so, the judge is authorized to issue a warrant for their arrest, and this kind of warrant is called a bench warrant. A bench warrant is generally issued if a person is deemed to be in contempt of court. A bench warrant orders the police to find the offender, arrest them, and bring them before the issuing judge to answer the charge of contempt.

A bench warrant may also be ordered when a defendant fails to pay fines, or comply with bail conditions, probation requirements, community service, educational programs, or when the defendant commits a crime while on release pending the original trial. If you have been charged with one of these offenses, you are strongly urged to hire a criminal defense lawyer who can help you with your bench warrant.

If the defendant who has been issued a bench warrant has an insufficient explanation for failing to appear at court, serious consequences may result:

  • The defendant may be further prosecuted for failing to appear
  • The court could grant default judgment against the defendant
  • The defendant could be held in civil contempt of court
  • The defendant’s driver’s license could be suspended
  • The defendant’s bail bond could be forfeited.

What Can a Phoenix Criminal Attorney Do about a Bench Warrant?

As a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, there are many ways to assist a defendant who has an outstanding bench warrant. Some of the options include having the defendant post adequate bond, filing a motion to quash the warrant, and arranging a date for the defendant to self-surrender before the judge who issued the bench warrant.

Having been a Phoenix Criminal Attorney for many years, Joshua S. Davidson has experience providing legal advice to clients with bench warrants. If you have been issued a bench warrant in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale or Tempe, you will need to find an attorney who is proficient in dealing with the judges who issue the warrants. The Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson is committed to providing its clients with the legal counsel necessary to minimize the possibility of further prosecution from the Arizona legal system.

If you have been issued a bench warrant, or have questions about an existing warrant, contact Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today.

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