What Can Happen if You Are Subject to A Bench Warrant?
If you ignore a court order, fail to appear in court, or otherwise disobey a court’s orders, the judge may hold you in “contempt of court” and issue a bench warrant. Being held in contempt can have consequences including:
- Probation violation
- County jail or California state prison sentence
- Enhanced fines
- Bail revocation
- Suspension of California driver license
What Should You Do If You Might Have an Outstanding Bench Warrant?
There may be legitimate reasons why you were unable to show up to court or otherwise follow a court order. You may have been traveling, or you may have suffered an unexpected illness or injury. You may be unable to pay your child support or alimony because of unforeseen financial hardships.
If you think you might be subject to a bench warrant, you can call the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office or, for civil, family law, or probate court matters, check the San Bernardino County Open Access warrant search database online. A dedicated Southern California criminal defense lawyer can help you determine if you are subject to a warrant and how best to respond.
Law Offices of John D. Lueck, APC for Help from an Experienced Rancho Cucamonga Bench Warrant Attorney
Law Offices of John D. Lueck, APC is a trusted Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense law firm with more than 42 years of service to clients in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. These cases are highly sensitive and require experienced representation to ensure your rights are protected. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime, contact Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer John D. Lueck for a free initial consultation.