Arrest Warrant - Failure to Appear
“The best outcomes for those who have outstanding arrest warrants for “Failure to Appear” are those who resolve it proactively, through an experienced Arizona DUI or Criminal Defense Lawyer”.What to do if there is Outstanding Warrant for Your Arrest
If you fail to be present for any scheduled court appearance, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. This is also known as a bench warrant.For example, the court date included on your “summons” or complaint” will include information you will need concerning your Arraignment. If you have not retained an Arizona Phoenix criminal defense or DUI Lawyer you must appear as the scheduled date and time. If you are notified or learn of an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should consult an Arizona criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your matter and defense options.
Arizona Laws allow for bench warrant arrests to be issued for “failure to appear” under be issued for your arrest under A.R.S. 13-2506 & A.R.S. 13-2507.
- “A.R.S. 13-2506 in the second degree; classification”
- “A.R.S. 13-2507 in the first degree; classification”
“A.R.S. 13-2506” failure to appear applies in connection with Misdemeanor Charges
“A.R.S. 13-2507” failure to appear applies in connection with Felony ChargesLength of Time an Arrest Warrant Stays Outstanding
Maricopa County Arrest Warrants stay in effect indefinitely. That is, an arrest warrant will remain outstanding until the defendant has been arrested and taken into custody; or until it has otherwise been resolved. The best outcomes for those who have outstanding arrest warrants for “Failure to Appear” to their scheduled court date in Phoenix, AZ are in cases where it is resolved proactively, through an experienced Phoenix DUI or Criminal Defense Lawyer.How to Request a Postponement of your Court Date
If you must request a postponement of your criminal court date, a motion must be filed with the court requesting the postponement in writing; and sent or delivered to the court before the court date. If there is a reason you will be unable to appear on your scheduled court date, you should discuss the matter with your DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney. AZ criminal defense and DUI Attorneys file these types of motions on a regular basis and will know what information is needed to request a postponement and rescheduling of the matter. They will then contact you, once the court has responded with your further instructions.
The Law Office of James Novak handles arrest warrant matters for his clients on a regular basis in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and Mesa Arizona. If retained, he will provide you with defense representation, and step by step guidance regarding your particular criminal matter. Don’t wait. Call Now for a Free Consultation!
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