Many people find out they have a warrant out for their arrest after it's too late, and there is never a good time for this to happen. Other people know they have a warrant but just do not have the time or the ability to put their life on hold to take care of it. Whether it's driving down the highway on the way to work or taking the kids to school, police will eventually make contact with you, and they will not be sympathetic if you are pulled over and have an outstanding warrant. Maryland warrant lawyer Benjamin Herbst can act quickly to have your warrant recalled or quashed, so that you do not have to live with the stress of an unpredictable arrest. He can also work behind the scenes to have your dismissed or reduced, so that when you go to court there will be no surprises. If you have a warrant anywhere in Maryland contact Benjamin at 410-207-2598 to see if you could be eligible to have the case put back on the docket and ultimately closed for good.
There are two types of warrants in Maryland, and Benjamin has had extensive experience and success in recalling both types. The first is a bench warrant, which is issued by a judge in court. The most common bench warrants are for failing to appear in court. Even before COVID the court system was extremely backed up, and many defendants were not receiving court notices for several months. Now the delays are even longer, and after a certain amount of time a citation or even an arrest is not the first thing on a person's mind. In addition, the court expects that all the notices sent out will be received and read by the defendants who have cases. When you add lengthy delays and unreliable mail service it's easy to see why there are so many failures to appear. Failing to appear in court will trigger a bench warrant, but this does not mean a person will have to go to jail. Benjamin has successfully argued for the recall of hundreds of failure to appear bench warrants, and will immediately file the appropriate motions in your case. Benjamin has also argued for the recall of violation of probation warrants, which are issued by a judge after he or she is informed of a violation. These warrants can be complicated, but Maryland bench warrant lawyer will do whatever it takes to convince the judge that setting the case for a hearing makes more sense than having the police waste their time looking for a person who is willing to show up in court.
The second type of warrant is an arrest warrant, which can be issued by a judge or by a District Court Commissioner. Commissioners are often too quick to sign off on an arrest warrant before any type of fact checking is completed. The system is flawed, but Maryland arrest warrant lawyer Benjamin Herbst can fight to have the warrant converted to a summons. The process for arrest warrants is more complicated, and typically involves obtaining consent from the State's Attorney. Benjamin has successfully argued for the recall of numerous arrest warrants in cases such as first and second degree assault and is standing by to assist in your case. If you have a bench warrant or arrest warrant anywhere in Maryland call Benjamin at 410-207-2598 to learn how you may not have to turn yourself in or wait for the police to show up in order to close out your criminal case for good.