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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 issued, the warrant will remain active until you address it. Getting arrested on an outstanding warrant can result in jail time while you wait for a court hearing.

So it’s important to act fast to recall or resolve the warrant.

Step 1: Contact the Court

The first step is to contact the court that issued the warrant. You can call the county clerk’s office and find out what court division and judge issued the warrant.

Then call that court division directly and ask:

  • What the warrant is for (e.g. missed court date)
  • What you need to do to recall or resolve it
  • If you need to turn yourself in

Some courts may require you to physically go to the courthouse to start the warrant recall process. Others let you handle it over the phone or through the mail.

Step 2: Hire a Lawyer

It’s highly recommended to hire a criminal defense lawyer to walk you through the process of recalling the warrant and addressing the underlying case.

An experienced NYC criminal attorney can:

  • Negotiate with the judge to recall the warrant
  • Represent you at hearings to resolve the original case
  • Help mitigate penalties like fines and jail time

Public defenders are an option if you can’t afford a lawyer. But private lawyers have more time and resources to devote to your defense.

Step 3: Turn Yourself In (If Required)

For some outstanding warrants, the court may require you to turn yourself in to law enforcement. This usually means showing up at the local police precinct with your lawyer.

The advantage of surrendering voluntarily is that you can coordinate with your lawyer on bail and bond conditions. Your lawyer can petition the judge to release you on your own recognizance while the case gets resolved.

If you get arrested on the warrant involuntarily, you’ll likely have to post bail money or wait in jail for a court hearing.

Step 4: Attend Court Hearings

Once you address the warrant and underlying case with the court, there will be follow-up hearings to continue resolving the matter.

You may need to attend status hearings, pre-trial conferences, motions hearings, and the final trial or plea hearing date. Your lawyer will advise you on each mandatory court appearance.

Showing up is critical, otherwise new warrants could be issued. Communicate with your lawyer to get alerts for upcoming hearing dates/times.

Outcomes After Resolving a Warrant

The specific outcome depends on why the warrant was issued and the status of your case. Some potential resolutions include:

  • Case Dismissed – If the warrant was issued erroneously or there were extenuating circumstances why you missed court, your lawyer may get the case thrown out.
  • Fines – You may have to pay all original fines, plus additional failure-to-appear fees added once the warrant was issued.
  • Plea Deal – Your lawyer could negotiate pleading guilty to a lesser offense to resolve the original case.
  • Trial – If you plead not guilty, then your case may go to trial where a verdict will get decided.
  • Probation – For minor offenses, you may get sentenced to a probation period instead of jail time.

Getting legal counsel to help navigate the warrant recall process is highly recommended. Reach out to a qualified criminal defense lawyer serving New York City for assistance. Check out this list of top-rated NYC criminal lawyers for representation options.

I hope this overview gives you a better understanding of how bench warrants work in NYC and the steps to take to resolve them. Acting promptly is key, so contact the court and lawyers right away. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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