What Is An Active Criminal Warrant?

If you have a criminal warrant issued for your arrest, it is extremely important to take care of and recall the warrant immediately (this means the warrant is cleared). Failure to do so could result in an officer arresting you at home, work, or even when an officer pulls you over for a simple traffic matter.

The best way to determine if a warrant is active is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.  Our law office  knows how to handle warrants in order for you to remain out of custody in Fresno, CA.

How is a Warrant Issued?

A criminal warrant can be issued for any criminal charge, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. There are three ways that a criminal warrant can be issued:

1) Failure to appear in court (bench warrant)
2) The court issued an arrest warrant to maintain jurisdiction
3) Violation of probation. 

Failing to correct the warrant with an experienced criminal lawyer can lead to more problems, including an arrest at home or work, at any time.

Depending on the type of criminal warrant, most criminal judges will need to determine if the individual charged with a criminal offense will appear at the next court date and whether that individual is a danger to society.

In cases where an outstanding warrant exists, the courts are usually unwilling to hear excuses because they have heard them all before and are not likely to believe the criminal defendant's reasons for failing to appear.

Therefore, the best solution to having your criminal warrant cleared and staying out of jail in Fresno, is to retain a criminal defense attorney. By hiring a criminal defense lawyer that is experienced with criminal warrants and knows how to clear them, you stand a better chance of staying out of custody. 

What If I Get Pulled Over By Police?

The only way for a warrant to be cleared is by having a judge recall the warrant. You are subject to arrest any time, day or night. If you are pulled over by police:

  • Stay Calm and Remain Silent
  • Do NOT run from police - this could lead to very serious charges in addition to the ones you are already facing.
  • Do NOT lie or obstruct justice
  • Do NOT make excuses or lie about the warrant
  • If the officer informs you of the outstanding warrant, give the hearing information you received from the court.
  • Prepare yourself and family for your arrest
  • If arrested, BAIL OUT OF JAIL.
  • CALL Your Criminal Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation!

Problems With Active Warrants.

If you have an active arrest or bench warrant, it is important to take care of the warrant now or there will be serious consequences. You may face the following problems if you fail to take immediate steps to clear your felony or misdemeanor warrant:

  • Arrest at home or work
  • Arrest while driving
  • Search your home, car, or work after an arrest
  • Inability to obtain housing
  • Extradition to different counties and states
  • Loss of employment
  • Suspension of your driver's license
  • Unable to obtain government aid
  • Unable to get financial aid or student loans
Criminal warrants in Fresno can result in you going to jail. By calling a criminal and DUI lawyer, we can protect you against the arrest warrant in Fresno.
Do not hide from a criminal warrant. Let a qualified criminal and DUI lawyer clear your bench warrant or arrest warrant in Fresno.

Let Us Clear Your Criminal Warrant

A criminal lawyer at the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC has represented numerous persons that have active criminal warrants. Our defense attorney handles these types of criminal warrants regularly and our law office understands the anxiety you have because of the active criminal warrant.

Once the warrant is cleared, we will aggressively defend the felonyDUImisdemeanor, or other criminal charge against you to obtain a result that will be beneficial to you.

Having a bench or arrest warrant is frightening and stressful. If you believe you may have a warrant for your arrest, contact us immediately so we can clear your outstanding warrant fast and effectively.

At the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC, we will help you determine if a criminal warrant actually exists, and if so, how to have the criminal warrant recalled.

When you have a misdemeanor or felony warrant, there are many options available and we will use every resource to keep you out of custody. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your criminal warrant and pending criminal case.