What is a Bench Warrant?

What is a Bench Warrant?

Understanding Bench Warrants

A bench warrant is issued by a judge when someone has violated court rules. Also known as being in “contempt of court,” a bench warrant allows authorities the right to make an arrest and bring the defendant before the court to answer the charges. If you’ve been issued a bench warrant, here’s what you need to know.

Reasons a Bench Warrant is Issued

While you may not have intentionally violated court rules, a judge may issue a bench warrant for the following reasons:

  • Failure to appear in court
  • Probation violations
  • Failure to pay a court-ordered fine
  • Failure to complete community service
  • Failure to pay child support

If you or your loved one has a bench warrant in your name, read on to learn how to handle the situation.

What to Do If You Have Been Issued a Bench Warrant

If you’ve been issued a bench warrant, the first thing you should do is contact a criminal lawyer to learn your legal rights. Next, contact a bail bond agent. A bail bondsman can help you navigate the court system to find out all the details to get you out of jail sooner than later. If you had posted bail before, the money might have been forfeited. Your bail bondsman can check on all the details of your case to make the process go smoother.

Contact a Columbus Bail Bondsman

If your loved one has been arrested on a bench warrant, Andy Callif Bail Bonds can help. With over 55 years’ experience in handling bail bonds and navigating the court system, we are ready to get you the help you need. Our seasoned professionals will work with you to make bailing out your loved one easy and affordable. To get your loved one out of jail sooner, call us today at (614) 945-4334 for a free consultation.


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