Bench Warrants in Arizona
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Has a bench warrant been issued for your arrest? It's easy - and understandable - to feel overwhelmed in your position. Your freedom and your future could be on the line. You need experienced legal counsel to cut through that confusion. Contact Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC right away.
Arizona criminal defense attorney Charlie Naegle understands the laws and protocols surrounding bench warrants. With wise legal counsel and tenacious representation, you'll be able to fight for the best possible outcome.
What Is a Bench Warrant?
A bench warrant is an arrest warrant that a judge issues against either a defendant in a criminal case or a person involved in a similar administrative proceeding, such as a traffic ticket, in the event that they should fail to appear in court as instructed. While serious criminal cases will usually involve a "regular" arrest warrant, which involves immediate police action to locate and arrest a defendant, bench warrants usually do not mean that the police will show up at a defendant's door the following morning. Instead, the defendant's name and identifying information will be added to a statewide database accessible by all law enforcement personnel.