Pennsylvanian residents who are facing a bench warrant may be wondering one thing: can it be dismissed? Marinaro Law is here to help answer that question, as well as explain some important things that you should know about bench warrants.
First of all, know that warrants are issued to give authority figures the right to “perform a specified act” that’s deemed necessary to bring justice to a situation. Two well-known types of warrants are search warrants, and warrants for arrest. Bench warrants are specifically issued by a judge in order to okay the arrest of a person who is either indicted, or in contempt of court.
So if you have a bench warrant against you, can you get it dismissed? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is: it depends on a number of circumstances. What charges are you facing? Why is there a warrant out for your arrest in the first place? If you simply failed to appear in court for a speeding ticket, you may be able to get the warrant dismissed with relative ease. However, more serious crimes like felonies could become a trickier situation in which dismissing the warrant is not a simple task.
For this reason, you may want to consider hiring an attorney to help you fight your case. If you are curious to learn more about bench warrants in the meantime, take a look at our web page on criminal defense. We cover many different topics to help people like you prepare for your time in court.