Bench and Arrest Warrants
As New York City criminal defense lawyers, we know a bench warrant or arrest warrant is a serious matter. Whatever the basis of the warrant, you should not turn yourself in alone. You may inadvertently say something that could damage your ability to fight the case, hurt your chances for bail, or inadvertently do something that results in a longer stay in custody.
Regardless of why you missed court - you forgot, overslept, or couldn’t miss work - the warrant squad or other member of law enforcement will come to find you and return you to court. In the alternative, the police might be looking for you because an arrest warrant has been issued calling for your arrest after the Grand Jury indicted you during a secret proceeding.
Obviously, you and your family are frightened, concerned and recognize that the ramifications associated with any warrant are enormous. If the police catch you will the judge hold you without bail, set a high bail or release you but require that you follow certain guidelines? Maybe the judge will set a curfew or issue an order of protection preventing you from seeing a loved one.
If there is warrant outstanding for your arrest you owe it to yourself and your family to be pro-active and hire an experienced New York City criminal defense attorney. You may have made a mistake by failing to come or return to court, but don’t make a second mistake by proceeding alone. Jeremy Saland not only knows the ropes as an attorney who practices criminal defense, but as a lawyer who intimately knows the system as former Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for over seven years.
Call us at (212) 312-7129 or contact us online today.