There are two types of California warrants issued by a judge. The first type is a Los Angeles or Southern California arrest warrant and the second type is a Los Angeles or Southern California bench warrant. A Federal judge or a State judge may issue warrants. The California warrant attorneys at the Kraut Law Group are experienced in handling Los Angeles warrants and Southern California warrants. They will work to have the warrant cancelled or recalled and quashed by the court, allowing you to remain free from custody. As a former prosecutor, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut specializes in providing an aggressive defense for Southern California warrants. Judges and prosecutors recognize Mr. Kraut as a top-notch Los Angeles warrant attorney.Arrest Warrant
An arrest warrant is a court order issued by a judge for the arrest or detention of an individual after a crime has been committed. Typically, a warrant will be issued after an investigation by law enforcement. Once a judge determines that there is a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed, and the person named in the warrant was the person involved in the crime, the judge will sign the arrest warrant. A law enforcement official has the right to detain the person named in the warrant once the warrant is issued. They will go to your home or office to take you into custody. This will ensure that a person will appear in court to appear before a judge. A warrant may require that a significant bail be put up before a person may be released. The bail is a guarantee that the person will return to court. In some cases, a judge will issue an arrest warrant with no bail.
In many cases, bail will be more then the cost of an attorney. Your Los Angeles warrant attorney will argue to the court to have the bail altered so that you may remain out of custody.
Once you are in custody, the police will attempt to get a statement from you regarding the crime. If you hire a criminal defense attorney who has significant experience in handling these cases, it will be virtually impossible for the police to take a statement from you. Remember that any statements that you make can and will be used against you.
Southern California warrant attorney Michael Kraut has been able to convince even the toughest judges to release individuals on their own recognizance who have been arrested on a warrant. This means that the person will have to promise to appear for a future court date.Bench Warrant
A bench warrant is an order issued by a judge when a person fails to appear in court after they were ordered to appear by either law enforcement, their attorney, or a judge. If the person fails to appear, the judge will issue a bench warrant which requires law enforcement to immediately locate and arrest the person. This typically occurs when the judge has ordered a person to appear for a hearing, progress report or when a probation violation is filed. In some cases, a witness to a crime who has been ordered and fails to appear will have a bench warrant or body attachment ordered. The purpose for the bench warrant is to ensure the court appearance of the person charged with a crime, or a witness, to appear in court.
Once a bench warrant has been issued and the person knows that there is one outstanding, they should immediately retain a bench warrant attorney. Attorney Michael Kraut is a Harvard Law School educated, former prosecutor who is now a Los Angeles bench warrant attorney. It is important to hire a Southern California bench warrant attorney because a warrant can lead to enhanced punishment including substantial fines and jail time. The judge could also impose fines and probation.
After a bench warrant is issued, your driver's license will be suspended. If you are stopped for a simple traffic citation, you will immediately be taken into custody. The police officer does not have the discretion to release you, or allow you to contact an attorney until you are booked into jail. Once you are booked, you will be allowed to contact your Los Angeles bench warrant attorney. If you learn that a bench warrant has been issued, do not delay in contacting a Los Angeles or Southern California bench warrant attorney.
Hiring an Aggressive and Experienced Los Angeles Warrant Attorney
Attorney Michael Kraut is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney that has been helping clients in Southern California fight issued warrants. Mr. Kraut is a former prosecutor and knows what motions to file, and how to effectively argue your case. He will go to court with you and assist in getting you released from custody and explaining to the judge why you should not be held in jail. He can also assist in having a bail bondsman in court to facilitate an immediate release from custody. When you learn there is a warrant for your arrest or for your failure to appear, contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut at the Kraut Law Group at (323) 464-6453 or (888) 334-6344.