Is there a failure to appear warrant out for you?
When a bench warrant is issued with your name on it, you can be arrested and put in jail at any time. A bench warrant is issued when you have failed to appear at a court hearing and requires immediate action. In many cases, the situation can be resolved without you being arrested and placed in jail.
However, each case is unique and deserves the guidance of a Columbus criminal defense lawyer in order to determine how to proceed.
The Koffel Law Firm can act fast on the client's behalf to try to avoid some of the possible repercussions you could face after a bench warrant under Ohio law.
Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants
A bench warrant is typically issued when a person fails to show up to a mandatory court hearing. The only real difference between a bench warrant and an arrest warrant is the reason for issuing. Once a bench warrant for failure to appear is issued, it basically acts as a regular arrest warrant.
In some cases, the individual is unaware that there is a warrant out for them and may discover it in the most embarrassing of circumstances. When an individual moves to a different address, it can be possible that you did not receive the notice of hearing date; the court will assume that you did, and failed to appear. This can be very serious for those who missed a court date unknowingly, as you can be arrested at any time and put in jail to await a hearing.
How Our Columbus Criminal Lawyers Can Help
If you were arrested on a bench warrant, or you think there is a bench warrant out for you, contact a Columbus criminal defense attorney at The Koffel Law Firm. We have years of experience representing defendants in these cases. Contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options in the event of a bench warrant.