Resolving Bench Warrants In Massachusetts
If you have been arrested in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts area you will face several legal obligations as a result of your arrest your arrest. Failing to fulfill all of these legal obligations related to your arrest you will have a bench warrant, sometimes referred to as a capias, issued for your arrest. Please do not confuse these with arrest warrants as they are different but each requires having a skilled defense lawyer on your side. Once the bench warrant is issued, if you have any police interaction whatsoever, you will be arrested on the spot. Being arrested in a scenario like this can cause you a significant amount of aggravation. If you have a bench warrant out for your arrest you should begin resolving the issue by consulting with a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney handling bench warrant resolution.
Our Dedham, Massachusetts criminal defense attorneys are licensed to practice law throughout Massachusetts. Please contact our Waltham, MA criminal law office immediately to discuss your case free of charge. Let them protect your rights and help put this all behind you. Serving Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk, Suffolk & Worcester counties.
Reasons For Bench Warrants Being Issued In MA
You may have a bench warrant issued for your arrest once you have done any of the following an arrest in MA:
Neglect or fail to make a scheduled court or sentencing appearance
Neglect or fail to pay fines, fees or child support payments
Violate a court order such as failing to perform community service
Penalties If Arrested Via Bench Warrant
If you are ultimately arrested by police for something unrelated to your bench warrant, for example if you are pulled over in a routine traffic stop, you will be taken into custody immediately. You may be held without bail, or you may be able to be released on bail, until your court date. Since you failed to fulfill all legal obligations the penalties and consequences may be very severe once you go to court.
Your previous criminal history, your record since the initial arrest and other factors will determine what options you have regarding having your bench warrant charges dismissed or minimized.
Contact A Waltham Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Free Consult
Our Boston criminal defense lawyers can help you proactively resolve your bench warrant. They will use their experience to fight for your rights and attempt to limit or minimize the consequences of your pending bench warrant, capias of failure to appear.
Our Cambridge, Massachusetts defense lawyers also defending non-Massachusetts residents who have been charged with drug crimes, DUI, gun charges and violent crimes in surrounding New England states.
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