You should contact an experienced criminal defense law firm who can go to the court and pull your file and determine how much the bail is on the warrant. The law firm can also determine whether the judge in that court would consider releasing you without arresting you if the law firm will make a “general appearance” on your case. This could mean you would not be arrested and might not have to post bail.
Then the lawyer can talk to the judge and the prosecuting attorney and attempt to resolve your case without you going to jail. However, if the warrant is for you not paying a fine, or not making restitution or not doing a drug or alcohol class, it is very likely that you will have to do any or all of those things for the case to resolve in your favor.
AUTHOR: Paul Wallin
Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney.
Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.
If you or a loved one have been accused of a crime, this is the time to contact us.
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