Massachusetts Outstanding Warrant Attorneys
A warrant for your arrest is a ticking time bomb in this day and age of computerized data sharing. A bench warrant is a court-ordered document that, when issued by a judge, allows for a person's immediate, on-site arrest by law enforcement. In Massachusetts, there are two types of warrants: straight warrants (also known as arrest warrants) and default warrants.
Straight warrants are issued when the police believe a crime has been committed and request that a judge issue a warrant. Default warrants are issued if you do not appear for court or fail to pay a fine.
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Was a Massachusetts Warrant Issued in Your Name?
If so, you are probably wondering what you should do. The absolute best thing you can do after a warrant has been issued in your name is to consult with an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney.
If you have an active warrant for your arrest, you are facing immediate arrest and incarceration in jail. Additionally, while any warrant is active, your driver's license is immediately suspended. Imagine being stopped while driving and being arrested and charged with two counts — driving with a suspended license and the original matter for which the warrant was issued in the first place.
The last thing you should do is ask a police officer because he or she might just arrest you on the spot. It's much better if you find out discreetly and confidentially by yourself so that you can be proactive about your situation before it gets out of hand.
Don't Ignore or Avoid Your Unresolved Matters
If an outstanding warrant exists, you're taking a gamble every time you get into a car and drive. A broken taillight, random checkpoint on the highway or entrance into another country when your passport gets checked are all examples of when you get picked up and arrested on the spot.
Since the early 2000s, it has been common for police departments in Massachusetts and across the country to have mounted video cameras, computers and even license plate scanning technology in their cars. Each of these makes it easier to identify vehicles and drivers associated with outstanding warrants. By calling an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney, you can often have an outstanding warrant recalled, and if evidence or witnesses are no longer available, the case can be completely dismissed.
Free Consultation on Outstanding Warrants in Worcester
To arrange for your FREE consultation about an outstanding warrant, call us at (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336). More importantly, when we talk, we'll explain to you why your situation may not be as hopeless as you think. Or you may complete our online form to schedule your appointment.