Bench Warrants

Bench Warrants

Being charged with a crime in Maryland you will face a number of legal obligations related to your arrest. Choosing not to fulfill or carry out all legal obligations related to your arrest you will have a bench warrant, also known as a capias, issued for your arrest. Once the bench warrant is issued, if you have any interaction with police, you will be arrested. 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 Baltimore Maryland Bench Warrant Attorney.

Reasons for Bench Warrants Being Issued in Maryland

You may have a bench warrant issued for your arrest once you have done any of the following after being arrested in Maryland:

  • 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 Associated with a Bench Warrant in Maryland

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. As 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.

Contact a Towson Maryland Criminal Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Call Towson, Maryland Bench Warrant Lawyer John Grason Turnbull to resolve your Maryland bench warrant. He will fight for your rights and attempt to limit or minimize the consequences of your pending bench warrant, capias of failure to appear. Call his criminal law office in Towson, Maryland at 410-321-8860. You can also email The Law Office of John Grason Turnbull here. Mr. Turnbull has many years experience with Maryland bench warrants.

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