Arrest and Bench Warrants in Pasadena and Los Angeles County
Call Our Trusted and Respected Criminal Defense Lawyers for Help
We have successfully represented numerous clients who have had either Arrest
Warrants or Bench Warrants issued against them.
We can help you immediately recall a warrant. We must first determine if the warrant is on a Felony or a Misdemeanor
matter. If the warrant is for a misdemeanor matter, typically, our attorneys
will go to court,
for you, to recall the warrant since, of course, it is likely that your main goal
is to avoid being arrested. If so, then we recommend having one of our
attorneys appear in court on your behalf. Penal Code section 977(a) allows
an attorney to appear, on behalf of a client, on a misdemeanor matter.
This means you personally do not have to appear in court. However, there
are exceptions to this privilege such as for arraignment on domestic violence
offenses. If your matter is eligible for a Penal Code section 977(a) appearance,
then it is a great convenience for you and it increases the likelihood
that you can avoid arrest.
If you have a felony warrant, then you must appear in person and it is
best to do so with your attorney after you have prepared a mitigation
packet and after you have collected evidence and records that demonstrate
that you are a good candidate for a release on your "Own Recognizance"
("OR" Release). This way you improve the likelihood of remaining
out of custody on your "Own Recognizance" or in having bail
set as low as possible.
Lastly, if the warrant amount is reasonable then we can arrange for you
to surrender at a local police station. We can also help you identify
a bail agent to assist you in making arrangements to pay the bail, this
way you will likely be released in a few short hours without having to
be processed at a county jail.
We make it our goal to be the "Best Criminal Defense Attorneys"
in smoothly and successfully resolving warrant issues for our clients.
If you believe there is an Arrest or Bench warrant out for your arrest,
do not delay in calling our Pasadena defense firm.
Request a free consultation today!
Arrest Warrants vs. Bench Warrants
An “Arrest Warrant” may be issued in the following circumstances:
A Judge issues a warrant because of probable cause to arrest you;
You were arrested and released without signing a promise to appear and
you are being ordered to court;
Your case was not filed on the date you were initially cited to court,
but later an “Arrest Warrant” is issued to bring you to court;
A "Bench Warrant” may be issued in the following circumstances:
You signed a “Promise to Appear” or a “Citation”
and you failed to appear in court on the agreed upon date.
You initially went to your court date, but later failed to appear at you
next court date.
You are on probation and you in some manner violated probation. (e.g. a
new offense, failure to complete community service, or a court ordered
We Can Help You, Contact Our Firm Today
If you have been issued an Arrest or Bench warrant in the state of California,
do not ignore it. Our legal team is here to help. Our
Pasadena and Los Angeles County criminal attorneys at Escovar & Avila, LLP have decades of legal experience and we bring
creative solutions to your defense to solve your legal matters efficiently
and effectively. You can be confident that your case is in excellent hands
when you retain Escovar & Avila, LLP.
Call Escovar & Avila, LLP as soon as possible at 626.577.7700.