If a person fails to appear in court after being ordered to do so, a judge will issue a bench warrant which requires law enforcement to immediately locate and arrest the person. This typically occurs when a judge has ordered a person to appear for a hearing, progress report or when a probation violation has occurred.

Once a person has learned that a bench warrant has been issued in their case, they should immediately retain a San Diego criminal defense attorney to have their case added to the court’s calendar in order to have the warrant recalled. Criminal Lawyer Paul A. Hefley Jr. can help you avoid the penalties that come from the issuance of a bench warrant. Contact our criminal law office today!