what is a motion to recall a bench warrant? is this someting an attorney would have to do
Criminal Defense Attorney
If there's a bench warrant for a prior failure to appear ("FTA") in court, you have to go to court and get the judge to recall the bench warrant. On a California misdemeanor, you can send a lawyer and not attend yourself. Best to have a lawyer, and this particular maneuver is not very expensive. If you go without a lawyer, present yourself to the bailiff and say you're there to have a bench warrant recalled. The court will need to get your file, and the DA will want to get his/hers. You might be there a while. The judge may revoke your bond and take you into custody for the FTA.
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