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.
Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving
Client R.C. was stopped by Mesa Police for a civil traffic violation and later charged with DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI in a justice court. During the course of their representation, MayesTelles attorneys discovered important inconsistencies in the police reports. When we presented these issues to the State, the prosecutor’s office agreed to drop all DUI charges.
Fatal Commercial Vehicle Accident
MayesTelles Client A.F. and her husband tragically lost their unborn child as a result of the negligence of an individual operating a commercial vehicle in Yuma, Arizona. After substantial investigation including accident reconstruction and filing a lawsuit, the insurance company paid out the policy limits of $1,000,000.00.
4 Counts of Aggravated DUI Dismissed
Client M.W. was charged with 4 counts of Aggravated DUI in the Maricopa County Superior Court in July 2016 for allegedly riding a motorized bicycle under the influence. The attorneys at MayesTelles demanded that the State include certain materials in their presentation to the grand jury, resulting in the grand jury refusing to indict and the case being dismissed.
Client Charged with DUI
Client, GS, charged with DUI - sentence was reduced to reckless driving.
Client Facing Assault Felony
M.L. was charged with 1 count of Aggravated Assault, a class 3 dangerous felony. She plead guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 undesignated felony, with a stipulation to 3 months of initial jail. She received credit for 32 days and the rest of the jail time was deferred. She was placed on 3 years of supervised probation. She has the opportunity to designate the offense a misdemeanor after successfully completing probation. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with DUI
Our client, A.R, was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision. During extensive pre-trial investigation, it was discovered that the police made many errors in how they handled the case. We were able to get the client's charges reduced to reckless driving. Location: Glendale City Court
Client Charged with Four Felony Counts
Our client, Ms. D., was charged with two counts of forgery - a class 4 Felony as well as theft - a class 2 Felony and also fraudulent schemes and artifices - a class 2 Felony. We were able to get her conviction reduced to a class 6 undesignated felony with the opportunity to reduce further to a misdemeanor. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Trespass & Assault
Our client, T.C., was charged in Maricopa County Superior Court on July 8, 2015 with 1 count of Criminal Trespass, a class 6 felony, and 1 count Assault, a class 2 Misdemeanor. On September 9, 2015, after an 8-day jury trial, our client was found not guilty on both charges. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Shoplifting
Our client, Ms. H., was charged with shoplifting - a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get her conviction set aside. Location: Phoenix Municipal Court
Client Faced 5 Felony Sex Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with five counts of felony sex offenses, including two counts of Sex Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Molestation of a Child. We were able to get the case dismissed upon a successful Motion to Dismiss. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court
Client Charged with Disorderly Conduct
Our client, K.F., was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor. We were able to get this client's case dismissed. Location: Tempe Municipal Court
Client Facing Multiple Criminal Charges
Our client, L.S., was charged on October 20, 2014 in Mesa for an assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage. MayesTelles PLLC was able to get those charges dismissed.
Client Facing Multiple Domestic Violence Offenses
Our client, Ms. C., was facing charges of assault / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), disorderly conduct / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor), and criminal damage / domestic violence (class 1 misdemeanor). We were able to get our client's case dismissed. Location: Mesa Municipal Court
Charged with Assault & Failure to Appear
Our client, L.S., was charged in Phoenix on December 27, 2014 for assault and failure to appear. After completing diversion, our client's case was dismissed.
Multiple Felony Theft Offenses
Our client, Mr. C., was charged with Theft of Means of Transportation (Class 3 Felony) and Trafficking in Stolen Property (Class 3 Felony). Both class 3 felonies have a possible sentencing range of 2 - 8.75 years in prison. We were able to get our client's charge reduced to a Class 1 Misdemeanor with no jail time. Location: Maricopa County Superior Court