Every year, warrants are issued in Arizona in order to seek arrest for those who have been suspected of committing crimes.
Having a warrant out for your arrest can be mentally taxing, knowing you can be arrested at any time. At JacksonWhite, that’s why we focus on resolving your warrant issues: so that you can successfully deal with your legal matters.
We offer clients with warrants the legal counsel and options they need to get the best results possible. We’ll work to quash, or cancel, your warrant, and explore legal options for your original criminal cases.
Types of Warrants in Arizona
There are several types of warrants that, when issued, can lead to your arrest. Each of these is issued by the court and is typically carried out by local law enforcement.
Types of warrants include:
- Arrest warrants
- Bench warrants
- Search warrants
An arrest warrant can be issued when police believe they have probable cause to arrest you for a criminal offense. The law enforcement agency will present evidence to a judge, who will determine whether or not probable cause exists.
If granted, the warrant allows officers to arrest you on the spot.
A bench warrant can be issued after an infraction or violation of a court order. If you were required to appear in court, for example, and failed to appear, your failure to appear could lead to a bench warrant.
This warrant can also be issued for probation violations or other failures to meet requirements set by the court. A bench warrant can also lead to charges in addition to your original offense. In Arizona, failure to appear can be a class 1 misdemeanor or class 5 felony, depending on the original offense.
A search warrant gives law enforcement permission to search you and your property for evidence of a crime. This type of warrant is not granted in order to arrest you; however, evidence of a crime uncovered during the search may lead to your arrest.
What to Do if You Have a Warrant
Commonly, clients are dealing with bench warrants issued for failure to appear. If this is the case, you can resolve the issue by going directly to the court, or with the legal counsel of a defense attorney.
Although retaining a lawyer is more expensive, the legal complexities of warrants often make the cost of legal help extremely worthwhile.
At JacksonWhite, we can help you by working to quash your warrants and provide legal counsel on the original offense or offenses that led to the warrant. By offering a comprehensive legal solution, we can help our clients do everything possible to start fresh.
Do You Need Help with a Warrant?
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, contact the defense team at JacksonWhite. Our experienced attorneys have helped hundreds of clients successfully deal with warrants and other charges, and we’re here to help you next.
Our team, led by attorney Jeremy Geigle, can explore your legal options and offer the counsel you need to get the fresh start you deserve.
Call our criminal law team at (480) 467-4370 for your free consultation today.