If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest for failure to appear at a court appearance, you need the assistance of a skilled St. Louis warrant lawyer to address the situation before you are arrested at your home, during a traffic stop, or at your place of employment. At Henderson Law Group, our criminal defense lawyers can proactively address your predicament before you are arrested due to the outstanding warrant.
A bench warrant is an order issued by a judge for the arrest of an individual who has committed some form of contempt against the court. Most often, bench warrants are issued by a judge when a person fails to appear at his or her court appearance. When a bench warrant is issued, it allows the police to find and arrest the individual, and bring him or her before the issuing judge to answer the charge of contempt. It is issued for the sole purpose of apprehending an individual who has violated an order or requirement of the court.
Not only may a judge issue a bench warrant for failing to appear at a court appearance, but a judge may also issue a bench warrant for failing to pay a court fine, failing to pay child support, failing to attend a court-mandated substance abuse class, or ignoring a subpoena to appear in court.
Contact the criminal defense lawyers of Henderson Law Group today for a free consultation and to learn how the law applies to your specific charge. We will work tirelessly to prevent you from serving any jail time, while minimizing the damage that can result from a driving while suspended/revoked charge. We understand the serious nature of a driving while suspended/revoked charge and that is why we are available 24/7.