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If someone misses a court date and recieves a bench warrant how long will it be before it gets lifted

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if someone misses a court date and recieves a bench warrant how long will it be before it gets lifted

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  1. It will only be lifted if you show up to clear your warrant. There is no time limit in which these warrants will just go away.

    Attorney Jason Chan
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  2. A bench warrant can only be lifted once it is served on the defendant.However , you posted your question under traffic tickets. Was it a criminal case ? I would suggest you contact an attorney to take care of the problem. In Nashville , there is a process called a set aside order where the court can set aside the bench warrant. I would also be concerned about a Failure To Appear charge under Tennessee law one can be charged with a new crime for not appearing in court.

    Rob Mckinney
    214 Second Ave. North Suite 103
    Nashville,Tn
    615-259-9009