Bench & Arrest Warrant Lawyer in Phoenix
Have an Outstanding Warrant Hanging Over Your Head?
There are a number of reasons you could be issued a warrant in Arizona, ranging from failing to show up for your court date to having a secret grand jury warrant issued against you. No matter what your warrant involves, it can be incredibly stressful to manage, and it’s important to seek legal counsel to help make sure you take the right actions. If you are the subject of an active warrant or are suspected of having committed a crime, don't wait to contact an experienced defense attorney at MayesTelles PLLC for guidance.
Call our office at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your case with a warrant defense lawyer in Phoenix.
Arrest Warrants vs. Bench Warrants in Arizona
Depending on your situation, you could face one of two different types of warrants: a bench warrant or an arrest warrant. This does not include search warrants, which do not mean you are wanted for a crime, but that a judge was convinced that there is probable cause a search will produce evidence of a crime.
Bench warrants are issued after a failure to appear at a set court date for a criminal charge.
These failure-to-appear warrants can be prosecuted as a separate offense with additional penalties on top of those for the original charge. If the initial crime you were charged with is classified as a petty offense or misdemeanor, then the failure to appear charge will be a Class 1 misdemeanor. If the initial crime you were charged with is classified as a felony, then the failure to appear charge will be a Class 5 felony.
Arrest warrants are issued after police present sufficient evidence to a judge, who then determines that there is probable cause to arrest someone who is believed to have committed that crime.
Once the police obtain an arrest warrant, they will likely proceed to your office, home, or other location you are known to frequent to bring you to jail. In many cases, you will be placed in handcuffs in front of anyone present, which can result in serious consequences no matter how your case proceeds.
Call MayesTelles 24/7 for a Free Consultation
At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix warrant defense attorneys have worked with thousands of people facing criminal charges. If you were issued a warrant in Arizona, the most important thing you can do next is hire legal representation you can count on. Our legal team is available 24/7 to take your call.
Speak with a member of our firm today by calling us at (602) 428-7104, or set up a consultation with an attorney by sending us your information online.