I just learned that there is an outstanding warrant for my arrest. What should I do?
If you discover that there is an outstanding warrant for either your arrest or someone in your family, our Long Island defense lawyers can help. It is important to contact a reputable criminal lawyer as soon as possible, because police can show up anytime at your front door to make the arrest. They can also show up at your workplace or arrest you anywhere in public or after pulling you over for a traffic stop.
There are two different types of warrants:
An arrest warrant is an order issued by a judge that means you are accused of being involved in a crime. This is usually after a grand jury indictment, or when police have enough evidence to suspect probable cause. It can be for involvement in such crimes as:
- An assault
- Drug trafficking
- Sexual assault
- Breaking and entering
- A burglary
- A murder case
A bench warrant, also ordered by a judge, is usually issued when a person fails to meet a court requirement such as:
- Appearing in court on a scheduled court date
- Paying a fine on time
- Satisfying conditions of sentencing
Just because you have been accused of a crime, does not mean that you are guilty. That is why it is so important for you to understand your rights and have an experienced lawyer at your side helping to protect them.
That is where we can help. Our criminal defense team, led by well-known Long Island criminal lawyer Ira Rosenberg, will help you understand your rights, determine the best course of action, and do everything we can to help get you the best outcome possible.
Call us today at 516-830-4714 or contact us through our webform.