Bench Warrants

What begins innocently as a forgotten traffic ticket or court appearance can turn into a nightmarish scenario for an unsuspecting person. Perhaps you simply neglected to pay fines or to appear for a court date regarding some tickets or another criminal matter. Maybe you did not fully understand the magnitude of a subpoena you received to appear as a witness in a court case.

Regardless of the circumstances, you could have a bench warrant issued for your arrest by a judge, even for what seems like an innocent and harmless situation. If you are facing this situation, call on trusted legal help from the criminal defense attorneys of Dunham & Ingram, LLC, in Ocala, Florida.

What Is A Bench Warrant?

A bench warrant is issued by a judge, unlike a traditional warrant, which is obtained via police and prosecution for probable cause in a criminal case. While police generally do not actively pursue those who have had a bench warrant issued, it can still lead to an embarrassing and potentially harmful incident if law enforcement stops you for a routine ticket or moving violation.

When the database confirms that you have a bench warrant issued, you will likely be taken to jail. Until you can post bail or be seen by a judge, you could be stuck behind bars. Thus, a matter that would have incurred minimal punishment can now carry more far-ranging consequences.

Retain Representation From Experienced Defense Lawyers

It is always better to face a court date or pay fines you owe than to put things off until another day. The attorneys at Dunham & Ingram can work to help you clear your name and seek to avoid penalties from your bench warrant. We are committed to protecting your best interests and reaching a swift resolution to your case.

We are also committed to protecting your freedom and your legal rights, regardless of the charges against you. Call us today to discuss your case at 352-433-1107 or email us your contact information.