Los Angeles Warrant Defense
If you know, or are afraid in the back of your mind, that there may be a warrant for your arrest or a failure to appear. Avoiding your problem — the Warrant or the Failure to Appear (FTA) — will not make it go away, it will make it worse. If you are picked up and come in through custody, the judges and prosecutors are angry that they had to find and arrest you, and that you ignored your problem for so long. Your best defense is to:
- Take responsibility for your life and act today.
- This problem can be solved by tomorrow.
- Call the former prosecutors at the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein (310)477-2100.
Their experience with the court and prosecutors can help you clear up your past and get your warrants resolved.
If you take the time to hire a competent lawyer and walk in the front door with a letter of apology, drafted for you by one of our lawyers, and explain that you’re sorry for your past mistake and are walking through the front door to clear it up, judges and prosecutors — who are human beings with emotion — understand.
Many times there are medical reasons, family emergencies, personal health, substance or mental issues which lead you to miss your legal responsibility. At the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein we offer solutions to getting your warrant recalled and becoming a citizen in good standing. Call now for a free confidential case evaluation (310)477-2100.
Failure to Appear (FTA) Warrant
When a person does not appear in court at the scheduled time, a judge issues a Los Angeles arrest warrant asking for a sheriff or police officer to arrest this person and bring them to court. This means if you are pulled over for a routine traffic stop and have previously missed a court date related to another traffic violation, misdemeanor or felony—even one that you are not guilty of—you could be arrested and taken to jail on the spot.
FTA warrants can result from one or more of these common misunderstandings:
- Changing your address and not receiving court documents on time
- Appearing in court at the wrong time or on the wrong date
- Thinking that an appearance in court was not required
Common FTA warrant cases include:
- Traffic Violations
- Simple misdemeanors
- DUI charges
- Traffic court hearings
- Drug cases
Arrest warrants are generated by a sheriff or police office and are issued after a crime has been violated or the filing of a criminal complaint.
The process is as follows:
- District attorney (DA) receives a police report containing evidence of criminal conduct
- DA reviews reports and files a case against the accused
- Prosecutor files a formal complaint to the Court and a case number is assigned
- Judge reviews the allegations and orders an Arrest Warrant
Bench warrants are issued from the courts by a magistrate or Judge and generally result from common misunderstandings such as:
- Missing a court date
- Failure to provide proof of enrollment in a DUI class
- Failure to provide proof of completion of community service
If any of these situations mentioned above apply to you, we at the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein can:
- Find out if you have a warrant
- Set a court date for you
- Appear for you
- Appear with you
- Keep you out of jail
- Get the warrant recalled
- Convert your fines to community service
- Or your community service to fines
- And many other solutions to your matter…