Arrest Warrants / Bench Warrants
Do not wait another day and risk going to jail for your outstanding arrest or bench warrant. Depending on the circumstances of your case, Levitt Legal, PLLC may be able to reduce your bail or have the court recall the warrant.
Being arrested can negatively impact you because a person behind bars has a tendency to plead guilty. From needing to address work, children, pets, and other issues, to the general discomfort of sitting in jail, many people believe that their best chance at getting out is to plead guilty. Avoid an arrest altogether by proactively clearing yourself of the arrest warrant and underlying charges with competent legal defense.
Salt Lake City Lawyer for Arrest Warrants
Meet with Levitt Legal, PLLC in a free consultation and learn about your options when facing an arrest warrant, including posting bail using a bail bondsman, reducing bail, addressing underlying minor charges, or demonstrating that you will appear in court without a requirement of a bond.
Call (801) 455-1743 or send us a message today to schedule your consultation. Levitt Legal, PLLC defends clients with arrest warrants and bench warrants in Ogden, Deer Valley, Park City, Provo, Orem, Saratoga Springs, Salt Lake City, Tooele, Layton, Clearfield, and surrounding cities.
Info on Warrants in Utah
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Arrest Warrants, Bench Warrants, and Failure to Appear
Arrest warrants are issued by a judge and allow law enforcement to take you into custody whenever they come in contact with you or while specifically seeking you out to come before the court to face charges.
An arrest warrant originates with a law enforcement investigation and their presentation of evidence that a person has committed a crime. The police officer delivers their evidence to a judge who, if they have found probable cause, will charge a person with a crime and issue an arrest warrant.
A bench warrant can be issued directly from the judge for violating a court order—including the order to appear before the court. Failure to appear for court in Utah on speeding tickets, minor traffic penalties, or any other citation will result in a class B misdemeanor. A class B misdemeanor can be punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.
Bench warrants are also issued for failure to fulfill obligations of probation or community supervision, such as classes or paying fines.
If you are pulled over while you have a bench warrant, you may be arrested on the spot, but you are still entitled to refuse a search of your vehicle with no probable cause.
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Resolving Arrest Warrants and Bench Warrants
If your violation is for a failure to appear, Levitt Legal, PLLC will quickly provide information to the court to in order to rectify your case.
If you have been charged with a crime and have a warrant out for your arrest, we will determine the underlying charges. Levitt Legal, PLLC is a criminal defense firm that can represent you across a wide range of cases including drug crimes, theft crimes, property crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes.
The most important priority is to resolve the arrest warrant so that you are not a wanted person. We will look into the bond amount and advise you if it is best to pay the bond and move forward to trial or if it may be wise to plea. If you plead guilty to a reduced sentence, there are multiple penalty options and the possibility of keeping charges off your record.
A bond can be placed using a bail bondsman, however, they will charge a fee of 10% of the bond. If your bond is $25,000, a non-refundable fee of $2,500 will be required. Let us know if there are issues with where the bond is set and we can discuss reducing the bond with the court.
Ultimately, the arrest warrant is a step on the path to settling your charges and finalizing your dealings with the legal system.
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Defending Arrest Warrants and Bench Warrants in Utah
Anxiety over an outstanding arrest warrant or bench warrant won’t go away until you rectify the warrant and your charges. Levitt Legal, PLLC can help you. Take a few minutes to call us at (801) 455-1743 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can have the meeting in person or over the phone. Tell us about your situation and we will go from there.
If you have an arrest warrant or bench warrant in Salt Lake County, Utah County, Davis County, Weber County, Tooele County, Summit County, or the surrounding region, call Levitt Legal, PLLC to help set it right.