When facing warrants in Nevada, whether you may be concerned about bench warrants, search warrants, or arrest warrants, it is important to be proactive to reduce your risk for additional penalties that could include incarceration.
Courts and Warrants
Courts in Las Vegas and other areas of the state may issue warrants in Nevada for a variety of reasons. If you think that you may have a warrant issued against you, it could be in your best interest to contact a lawyer who is experienced with criminal defense.
Clearing Arrest Warrants
Arrest warrants are typically issued against those who are wanted for questioning in regards to a criminal offense. If there is probable cause to believe that you committed a crime, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. Police officers can come out and apprehend you at any time and in any place, even if you are at work.
To avoid the potentially detrimental effects that could be caused by the fulfillment of arrest warrants, it might be beneficial to your case to hire a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to approach the judge with you if you have a warrant issued. Once you go to court, judges in Las Vegas and other areas of the state may reduce your bail or may even allow you to leave on your own recognizance when you show that you are not trying to run or avoid your responsibility. It is important to get assistance from a defense attorney rather than try to handle this type of case on your own.
Recalling Bench Warrants
The procedure is a little different for those who wish to quash bench warrants. If you missed a fine payment, a court hearing, or other requirements as set forth by the court, the judge uses bench warrants as a way to let police know that you can be arrested and brought into court. Because a special motion must be filed with the court in order to quash any bench warrants you may have, the advice and assistance of a defense attorney can be invaluable in this situation. The judge will then set a date to hear the case.
These type of warrants in Nevada, including within the limits of Las Vegas, can only be dealt with by setting a date with the judge in advance. However, it is important to note that you may still be arrested between the time the motion is filed and when you actually show up for your scheduled hearing regarding your bench warrants. The judge will want to know why you did not comply with your directives, so you may want to consider an attorney to help provide you with an appropriate criminal defense in your case.
Challenging Search Warrants
If search warrants were used to obtain evidence against you, a skilled defense attorney may be able to help you to have this evidence suppressed during your trial or any hearings regarding your case. You or your criminal defense lawyer must file a motion to suppress with the court.
The only way that the judge may agree to suppress any evidence is if the search warrants were not valid or if there was some type of procedural error. Whether you are in Las Vegas or another area, these types of warrants in Nevada must include the appropriate information and other documentation as required by law.
Getting Help for Warrants in Nevada
Make sure you choose a skilled defense attorney who has experience with warrants in Nevada. Whether facing search, arrest, or bench warrants, Bennair Bateman is ready to help you to protect your rights.
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