Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb & Dekalb County Bench Warrant Attorney
O.C.G.A. § 17-7-90 Defines what a bench warrant is in the State of Georgia
If you miss a court date in the State of Georgia after you have received notice of the date, there's a good chance the judge issued a warrant for your arrest. This type of warrant is called a bench warrant. A bench warrant can also be issued when a person is accused of a crime by the grand jury or if a prosecutor files an accusation supported by an affidavit. This warrant authorizes law enforcement to immediately arrest you. This arrest can occur at any time of the day regardless of where you are and what your doing. If you become aware that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, You need to consult with an experienced atlanta criminal defense attorney. Thomas C. Nagel has been defending clients who have outstanding bench warrants for over two decades.
Bench Warrant Recall
If you have a bench warrant issued for your arrest, you typically have to turn yourself in to jail. However, in many cases I can petition the court to have your bench warrant recalled and a new court date scheduled. This will depend primarily on the reason why you missed your court date. There are many reasons a judge may recall a bench warrant and issue you a new court date. I help you petition the court and present evidence urging the court to recall your warrant.
If you are arrested on a bench warrant while currently serving probation on another case, you can be arrested and held in jail without bail. Atlanta Bench Warrant Lawyer Thomas C. Nagel has been representing clients with outstanding bench warrants for over 25 years. Having experienced counsel during this critical period is essential. BEFORE you face the judge, call us now at 404-255-1600 to schedule your free initial consultation.