Arrest Warrants And Bench Warrants: Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, Attorneys Can Have Your Warrant Terminated (Recalled And Quashed)
Imagine having to look over your shoulder or shuddering every time you see a police officer or a patrol car, fearing that you might be arrested at a moment’s notice. If you believe you have committed a crime, or are under suspicion for it, or if you failed to make a court appearance, there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest.
Warrants are dangerous because they are entered into a computer database that is accessible by law enforcement nationwide. This makes you vulnerable to arrest wherever you go, even if it is out of state. If the police pull you over on so much as a minor traffic matter, the officer will run your license. A check of your license will yield whether you have a warrant and if you, in fact, have one, the police officer will arrest you. You will subsequently be brought before a judge to address the charges (in the case of an arrest warrant) or explain why you did not appear in court or comply with the terms of your probation stemming from a previous case (bench warrant).
But there is hope.
We have over 60 combined years of experience having warrants “recalled and quashed” for our clients.
Why do I have a warrant for my arrest?
First of all, it’s important to understand that there are two types of warrants:
The judge issues a warrant from the bench (hence, the name) if you have failed to appear in court or have failed to fulfill a court obligation, such as a post-conviction fine, community service or other probationary obligation. These warrants are very dangerous because they are entered into a law enforcement database to ensure that you are arrested the next time that you are pulled over in your vehicle or otherwise discovered. They can also carry a significant amount of bail which you will have to pay to be released.
When a law enforcement officer, detective or police agency has probable cause to believe that you have committed a crime, said officer, detective or agency will petition the court to issue a warrant for your arrest. Once the judge has issued the warrant, the police will then contact you to turn yourself in or will arrest you at your home, in your place of business or the next time you are pulled over in your vehicle or otherwise discovered.
What can your lawyers do to prevent me from being arrested on an outstanding warrant?
The Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers at Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, will go to court with you, go to the clerk’s office and call up your case file to be heard by a judge. We will then motion the court to recall and quash the warrant; in other words, terminate the warrant pending your court proceedings. In doing so, you are relieved of the danger, humiliation and expense of being arrested.
In the event that the judge denies the motion, we can ask to continue further hearing on the matter until you can return with a bail bondsman to post bond before you enter custody.
Why Choose Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, To Handle A Warrant Recall?
We are experienced Torrance criminal defense lawyers and will use any and all available defenses to protect you against a conviction. We have over 60 combined years of experience defending people accused of crimes.
Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney, so we know how the prosecution operates.
Mr. Ernenwein is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers for several years and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.