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How Do I Resolve a Bench Warrant in New York City? The Process

How Do I Resolve a Bench Warrant in New York City? The Process

Dealing with a bench warrant in New York City can be a stressful and confusing situation. A bench warrant is issued by a judge when a person fails to appear for a court hearing or violates a court order. Resolving a bench warrant is important to avoid potential arrest and additional legal consequences. Here is an overview of the key steps involved:

Understanding Bench Warrants

A bench warrant authorizes law enforcement to arrest you and bring you before the court. Bench warrants are issued for things like:

  • Missing a court date
  • Violating a court order like a protection order
  • Failure to comply with bail conditions
  • Failure to pay fines

Once a warrant is issued, it remains active until you take care of it. Getting stopped for a traffic violation or even a background check for a job could lead to an unexpected arrest if you have an outstanding warrant.

Checking for Outstanding Warrants

The first step is to find out if you actually have a warrant. There are a few ways to check:

  • Call the court and provide your name and date of birth. They can search for any warrants.
  • Use the New York State Unified Court System’s online warrant search
  • Visit the courthouse in person and have them search for warrants.
  • Hire a lawyer to search for warrants and get the details.

If a warrant comes up, don’t panic. There are options for resolving it without getting arrested.

Turning Yourself In

If you have an outstanding warrant, one option is to turn yourself in. This means showing up at the court or police station to address the situation. The advantages are getting it over with quickly and showing that you’re cooperating. The downsides are the risk of sitting in jail for days or weeks until you see a judge.

If you choose to surrender, be sure to first hire a criminal defense lawyer to assist you. They can often negotiate your release faster.

Posting Bail for the Warrant

If bail was set when the warrant was issued, you may be able to post bail to secure your release. This usually requires using a bail bonds company or paying the full bail amount yourself. A lawyer can advise you on the best approach.

Posting bail stops the warrant and gets things moving forward with handling your case. Just make sure you then show up for all future court dates.

Requesting a Warrant Recall

In many cases, you can get the warrant recalled and have a new court date set without being arrested. This typically requires showing up on a specific weekday when a judge is available to hear recall requests.

The key is bringing proof that you did not “willfully” miss the court appearance, like doctor’s notes or evidence you did not receive a notice to appear. A lawyer can file the paperwork and represent you at the recall hearing.

Negotiating a Warrant Withdrawal

Your defense lawyer may also be able to speak with prosecutors and work out a deal to get the warrant withdrawn. This may require agreeing to plead guilty to resolve the case or at least providing some kind of assurance you will now cooperate with the court process.

Getting a warrant withdrawn is ideal, since there is no arrest involved. But it does require legal expertise and negotiations with the district attorney’s office.

What Happens After the Warrant is Addressed

Once the warrant is recalled, withdrawn, or otherwise addressed, the underlying criminal case continues. If you missed a court date, a new one will typically be scheduled. There still may be penalties like fines for missing court.

It’s essential to then closely follow your case and meet all conditions set by the court. This is where keeping in touch with your lawyer is vital. You want to wrap up the case as soon as possible while avoiding additional warrants or charges for noncompliance.

Finding a Lawyer to Help Resolve a Warrant

Trying to handle an outstanding warrant on your own is risky. The best approach is to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer advocate for you. Some key benefits of legal representation are:

  • Checking databases for warrants from multiple courts
  • Guiding you on safe surrender or recall request options
  • Negotiating with prosecutors to withdraw the warrant
  • Increasing the chance of pretrial release instead of sitting in jail
  • Helping resolve the underlying case and avoid future issues

When choosing a lawyer, look for someone familiar with the courts and district attorney’s office where your warrant was issued. This typically means a local lawyer in the New York City area. Be sure to ask about their specific experience with bench warrant cases during a free consultation.

Resolving a warrant quickly is critical for putting this behind you. A skilled NYC criminal lawyer can advise you on the smartest options and represent your best interests every step of the way.

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