California Warrants – Recalling a Bench Warrant for Contempt of Court
Failure to Pay Fines or Restitution
A bench warrant may be issued for any failure to obey a court order. This is most applicable if you are on probation for a prior criminal offense. If you fail to comply with any term of the probation, it may amount to a probation violation for which the court can issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Under California Penal Code Section 1203.2, a court has the discretion to rearrest any probationer, whether under the supervision of a probation officer or not, for any violation of probation. If, for example, you fail to complete your court-ordered classes, community service, or mandatory drug-testing under the terms of probation, you may be charged with a probation violation and be ordered back to the court through the issuance of a bench warrant.
To have a warrant out for your arrest because you failed to pay a fine or obey a court order is a serious matter that will require an experienced criminal defense attorney to intercede for you. Our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can help you confront your bench warrant even before you are arrested by police. With the benefit of 30 years of experience in helping clients quash their bench warrants and avoid jail time, we will work to help you achieve the best possible results. Call us today at (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.