An arrest warrant is an order given to the police, demanding the arrest and detention of a person. These warrants typically will be issued where there is suspicion of criminal activity. For example, when law enforcement reasonably suspects criminal activity has occurred, the police or sheriff will obtain a sworn statement from the alleged victim, present it to a judge who will sign an order for the arrest of that person.
Arrest and Bench Warrants
The San Diego district attorney or law enforcement can also sign a sworn statement to obtain an arrest warrant. Another example of when an arrest warrant is issued is after a Grand Jury indictment. In most situations, however, you would not become aware that an arrest warrant exists until the police arrest you.
Where Can Arrest Warrants Be Served?
The arrest warrant can be served at one’s place of business or home, making it an embarrassing and highly inconvenient situation. When the police or sheriff’s deputies execute the arrest warrant, they handcuff the suspect and take him or her to jail. In high-profile cases, there may even be news media present for the arrest. Thereafter, the arrested person is taken to court.
Contact a San Diego Arrest Warrant Attorney Today!
If you become aware there is an outstanding arrest warrant for you, you should contact Spital & Associates immediately, because you are at risk of being arrested any time. We can ensure law enforcement officers do not obtain any statements, admissions or confessions from you. Any statements made to the police officer or sheriff can and will be used against you, no matter how innocent you may feel they are.
We handle arrest warrant and bench warrant cases on a regular basis and will go to court to have the arrest warrant cancelled and, if possible, to help you avoid any custody in jail. We are skilled and experienced advocates. We will present the arguments to the court that are necessary to have you released without posting any bail; in a case where bail is ordered, we will argue the necessary grounds to lower the bail amount, thereby facilitating one’s release.
Call 619.583.0350 or send an e-mail for your free case evaluation today.
Hiring a San Diego Arrest Warrant Attorney Is Essential
Do not attempt to go to court to explain the case to the judge without experienced legal counsel. Unfortunately, far too many individuals have tried and failed in their attempt to offer what seems like a valid excuse. Most judges have heard all of the excuses that are offered and may not be willing to hear the same thing again. Call us immediately to present the legal arguments that are appropriate to your case, so the arrest warrant can be recalled (cleared).
Bench warrants are the most common type of warrant in California; a bench warrant is an order for the immediate arrest of a person. Typically, bench warrants are issued by the court as a result of one’s failure to appear in court on the date scheduled for a hearing. Additionally, a bench warrant is issued if you do not appear for your arraignment (time to enter a plea of not guilty) after being charged with a crime, if you fail to appear for your sentencing hearing and/or you fail to appear or show proof of your compliance with a court-ordered term of your probation (such as payment of fines, attendance at certain classes, completion of community service, etc.).
Contact San Diego bench warrant Attorney Sam Spital if a bench warrant has been issued for a family member or loved one’s immediate arrest. At Spital & Associates, we will go to court to have the bench warrant cancelled, and if possible, to help avoid time in jail. We will argue to have your family member or loved one released without posting any bail; in a case where bail is ordered, we will argue the necessary grounds to lower the bail amount, thereby facilitating one’s release.
Do not attempt to go to court to explain to the judge the reason you might have received a warrant without experienced counsel. Unfortunately, many individuals have tried and failed in their attempt to offer what seems like a valid excuse. Most judges have heard all of the excuses that are offered and may not be willing to hear the same thing again. Call us now so the Bench Warrant can be cleared.
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