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Bench warrant, arrest warrant, 40508a warrant

Bench warrant, arrest warrant, 40508a warrant

Failure to appear in court for a license violation will usually result in a warrant for your arrest (40508a Warrant).

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What’s the difference between a bench warrant and an arrest warrant?

Bench Warrant

A Bench warrant is usually issued by a Judge to bring a non-appearing person to court after they have missed their court date. This normally happens when you are supposed to come to court and you miss your court date and the Judge basically issues a warrant for your arrest for your failure to appear. Bench warrants are normally only issued by a Judge if you are being charged with a misdemeanor or felony and you do not appear in court on your scheduled court date.

If you fail to come court to handle your traffic ticket and one of the charges on your ticket is a misdemeanor such as driving on a suspended license (VC 14601.1), you risk having the judge issue a bench warrant for your arrest. (If you look on your ticket and the letter M is circled next to the violation that means you were ticketed for a misdemeanor.)

Bench Warrants can present problems for you if you are pulled over by the police and while checking your record they see a bench warrant for your arrest. A bench warrant allows the police to handcuff you and take you to jail to hold you in jail until you are taken to see the Judge at the courthouse who issued the bench warrant for your arrest.

If there is a bench warrant issued for your arrest please contact us immediately so that we can help you get this warrant recalled. We specialize in helping people with their bench warrants.

Arrest Warrant

An arrest warrant is very similar to a bench warrant in that it can be issued by a Judge or obtained by the police. An arrest warrant is essentially an order to arrest a particular person and bring him or her before the issuing judge. Arrest warrants just like bench warrants allow the police to handcuff and take you to jail to be held until you are brought before the Judge. Under California Vehicle Code section 40509.5(e) an arrest warrant cannot be issued for a violation of Vehicle Code Section 40508(a) Failure to Appear unless one of the following applies:-

  1. The underlying offense is a misdemeanor or felony
  2. The offense relates to an equipment violation, a towing or loading violation, or overweight or oversized violation
  3. The driver has no driver’s license and
  4. The driver has other pending failures to appear.

In summary, if you miss your court date and one of the above 4 things applies to you, you risk a warrant for your arrest issued being issued by the court.

 If there is an Arrest Warrant or Bench Warrant or Failure to Appear Warrant out for you in Los Angeles County please call us so we can help you get this warrant removed from the system and help remove any risks of you being taken to jail for your bench warrant or arrest warrant.

Call immediately to speak with a Traffic Ticket Attorney (310) 285-1516. We can help clear the warrant for your arrest in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Warrant Search

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Do I have a warrant?

Two methods for checking whether you have a warrant in Los Angeles.  The first method is the best.

1. Courthouse warrant search

2. Los Angeles Superior Court website - warrant search

Warrants and your drivers’ licence

Do bench warrants or arrest warrants show on DMV records in California?

What is a bench warrant?

Failure to go to court when you get a ticket for a misdemeanor violation will result in either a bench warrant or an arrest warrant.

How you get a Failure to Appear Warrant - FTA 40508a

The difference between Infractions and Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors and jail-time

Do you live out-of-state or out-of-town?

Do you have a Probation Violation Warrant?

The best way to handle a bench warrant or arrest warrant

If there is a warrant out for your arrest the best thing to do is take immediate action to clear it up. Not doing anything out of fear is not a good idea. Many times we can go to court for you and clear up the warrant without you having to appear in court at all.

Will I be arrested if I go to the courthouse with a bench warrant?

Will I go to jail?

We can go to court with you to protect you

Warrant Attorney – we can help

We can help clear your arrest warrant or bench warrant or 40508a warrant
We will do everything possible  to keep you out of Los Angeles County jail.

Call us for a free legal consultation with a Los Angeles Warrant Attorney to discuss your options (310) 285-1516.

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