What Is A Bench Warrant?
A bench warrant issues when an individual fails to appear in court or fails to complete court requirements from a previous conviction or a deferred sentence.
Per Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 16-2-110: “If a person upon whom a summons or summons and complaint has been served pursuant to this part 1 fails to appear in person or by counsel at the place and time specified therein, a bench warrant may issue for his arrest.”
A bench warrant authorizes police to arrest an individual, and then present them to the Judge who issued the bench warrant to address the court case.
What To Do If You Have An Active Bench Warrant
If there is an active bench warrant out for your arrest, you need to take action immediately. The fear and embarrassment of a sudden arrest is unbearable. In many cases, defense attorney Mike Moran may be able to have the warrant quashed without you being taken into custody.
If you are required to turn yourself into jail, Mike Moran can assist you in making your transition into the court system successfully.
After the warrant has been quashed or a proper bond set, Mike will appear with you in Court and use his expertise to help you with the legal process.
Contact the law office of Michael W. Moran at 719-447-1923 for your free bench warrant consultation.