There are two primary types of warrants which can lead to an individual's
arrest. The first is a bench warrant which is commonly issued when an
individual fails to follows the rules of the court or fails to comply
with a court order.
Following are all examples of contempt charges that may lead to a bench
warrant being issued for your arrest:
- Neglecting to show up for a court hearing
- Disobeying a subpoena ordering you to testify in a case
- Failing to pay court-ordered child support
- Violating your probation
- Failing to pay a traffic ticket
The bench warrant process starts with the judge, however once a bench warrant
is issued it is treated like any other arrest warrant thus allowing police
officers to place you under arrest at any time or in any location they
find you. The arrest warrant process begins with a police officer. When
an officer has reason to believe an individual has committed a crime,
he or she can obtain an arrest warrant once sufficient evidence has been
gathered and probable cause has been established.
By providing said evidence to a judge, the officer can then get an arrest
warrant issued. Not all arrests will be made as a result of a warrant.
Some arrests are made after an officer witnesses a crime being committed
or has reasonable cause to believe the individual committed a crime, such
as in the case of a suspected
If you or a loved one has had a warrant issued for your arrest, it is vital
that you obtain legal counsel immediately. It does not matter whether
the charges or claims against you are valid. What does matter is that
you act quickly to obtain legal representation from a Quincy criminal
defense attorney you can trust to defend your rights. I have been practicing
criminal defense law in the Quincy area for many years.
I am a skilled criminal defender and with an eye for spotting injustices
and discrepancies in criminal cases presented by the prosecution. I have
a background in private investigation which has proven to bode well for
my clients when it comes to gathering the evidence necessary to build
an aggressive defense strategy on their behalf. Neither a bench warrant
nor an arrest warrant should be ignored.
Contact Flanagan & Associates immediately if you have a warrant out for your arrest, so that I can provide you with
the representation you need to maintain your freedom and avoid facing