Information on Warrants
Do you have a warrant out for your arrest?
An arrest warrant allows a police officer to arrest an individual and take him or her into custody to be charged with a crime, if the officer has probable cause. Arrest warrants are generally used for people who are being charged with misdemeanor crimes. If a person is being charged with a felony, the office does not necessarily need to have a warrant to make an arrest. In many cases, the alleged perpetrator is unaware that there is a warrant out for their arrest. Another common type of warrant is a
bench warrant. A bench warrant is issued when a judge determines that someone is in contempt of court.
Bench warrants are usually issued because an individual has missed their court date. In many cases, people may not be aware that they had been summoned to court and they end up being in contempt of court without their knowledge. When you are arrested for a DUI,
drug offense, or any other crime and then released on bail, you are required to show up for your court date. If you fail to do so, your bail is forfeited, and a warrant will be issued in your name. If you have missed your court date, you can be facing serious legal trouble. You need to contact an attorney immediately to discuss your options.
Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer
Not all warrants have to result in a physical arrest and time in jail. For example, most bench warrants can be recalled by the judge who issued them and you may not be cited in court if you surrender voluntarily. At The Samuelson Law Firm I am dedicated to giving my clients the one-on-one legal service they are looking for. I will take the time to fully understand your situation, and from there we can determine the best approach for your warrant. You will not be pushed aside to a secretary or paralegal; you will always get to speak with your attorney. Our staff is available to talk with 24 hours a day and with over 15 years of experience in
criminal defense, I have the extensive legal knowledge you want in the person who will fight for your innocence and freedom.