Powell Butte, OR asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How can iget a bench warrant removed without me having to make an appearance?

I have a bench warrant for not appearing to court for my ticketof possesion of drug perophenilia

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

you need to make an appt to see a criminal lawyer and write out a summary of what happened.

for a felony the Defendant usually has to be there........otherwise on a misdemeanor the lawyer can appear 977 on behalf of the client.

Rhonda Mae Hixon
Rhonda Mae Hixon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Redding, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Hire a lawyer. Lawyers can appear in misdemeanor cases for their clients and clear bench warrants.

David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends upon which court it is in. For instance, Ventura County will allow Misdemeanor warrants to be cleared by the lawyer making the initial appearance while most courts in Los Angeles County will require you to be present.

I see that you are out of state; you should look for a criminal defense attorney near the courthouse that issued the warrant!

It may sometimes may be possible to resolve it by way of a Notarized Waiver form if you are not going to fight it, since it is a misdemeanor. Your first step is to find a lawyer...

Good luck!

Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in rather than being arrested or determine the amount of outsidance bond.

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