A warrant issued for your arrest can lead to serious consequences in your life. Whether you are aware of the warrant or not, seeking professional legal representation to avoid the negative impact is important. A Columbus criminal defense lawyer can offer immediate help towards resolving an outstanding warrant matter.
There are two major types of warrants. An arrest warrant can be issued after police, suspecting that a crime has been committed, present their case before a judge in conjunction with a prosecutor's efforts. If the judge believes that probable cause exists that you committed an offense, a warrant will be issued and you will be sought actively for detainment and trial.
Another type of warrant - a bench warrant - can be issued if you fail to show up for a court date, ignore a subpoena, or commit a probation violation. Frighteningly, many people who have a bench warrant out for their arrest may not even realize it. Police will rarely devote resources to actively pursuing bench warrant arrests, but a minor traffic offense or brush with the law can send you directly to jail.
The best possible course of action when you have a warrant issue is to face it head on. The criminal defense attorneys in Columbus, Ohio at The Meranda Law Firm LTD have more than 15 years of experience and can help you seek an expedient resolution, as well as ensure that you are well-advised of your legal rights. We can offer aggressive and determined representation through this matter regardless of the nature of any charges against you. For a free initial consultation to discuss your specific circumstances, we urge you to call our office today.
Contact a Columbus criminal attorney as soon as possible to provide solid legal defense and help you avoid the negative consequences that a warrant for your arrest can bring.