Information on Warrants
If a judge has issued a warrant for your arrest, you must understand what will be expected of you under the law. An arrest warrant is different from a bench warrant, although both are issued by a judge. A judge will issue an arrest warrant when enough evidence exists to suspect an individual with committing a crime or knowing significant information relevant to a crime. Arrest warrants notify police to seek out and arrest an individual so that person can be questioned about or charged with committing a crime.
An arrest warrant is a warrant for police to take you into custody, and in some cases you may not be informed about the warrant until the police show up on your doorstep. It is essential that you contact a Houston criminal defense attorney specializing in arrest warrants as soon as you know an arrest warrant has been issued for you or a loved one in the Houston area.
The Purpose of Arrest Warrants
An arrest warrant is an order to take you into custody, commence questioning and possibly charge you with a crime. Take control of the situation by contacting a criminal defense lawyer who can fight to keep you from being arrested and help you avoid criminal charges. You can find out more about the specific warrant that is out for your arrest by calling the local courthouse in the Texas city or county where you suspect the warrant to be.
We urge you to schedule a free and confidential consultation now with a criminal defense lawyer from our firm if an arrest warrant has been issued for you in the Houston area. An arrest warrant can lead to incarceration and criminal charges and should not be taken lightly.