A bench warrant is one of the most commonly issued warrants in the state of Nevada. It happens when a judge issues a warrant for someone’s arrest from the bench. You do not have to be suspected of committing a crime as in the case of a typical Nevada arrest warrant to have a bench warrant issued. Most instances that cause a bench warrant to be issued are quite simple, including neglecting to appear in court on your specified court date, neglecting to pay a court ordered fine or neglecting other court orders.
It’s not hard to get caught with a bench warrant out on you. It could be something as simple as being stopped for a routine traffic violation – once you get pulled over and the police officer checks your identity, he or she can see that you have a bench warrant and therefore is authorized – if not obligated – to immediately arrest you and take you in on bail.
What Will Happen If I Am Issued A Bench Warrant?
While a bench warrant may not seem like such a big deal, the penalties can make a significant impact on your life. You may receive a violation if you are currently on probation for another crime, you may face increased fines or have your Nevada driver’s license suspended, or you may even face time in a county jail or state prison depending on the circumstances surrounding the issuance of your bench warrant.
Getting A Bench Warrant Quashed
A confident and experienced criminal attorney can help you to get your bench warrant quashed and can even do so in your absence in some cases, such as in the case of a misdemeanor offense. If you want to get a bench warrant off your record, you need to hire a lawyer with the knowledge and expertise to get your bench warrant quashed. The Defenders can help you. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation.