You will have several legal obligations to fulfill if you are arrested for a crime in Maryland. Should you neglect to carry out all legal obligations related to your arrest you will have a bench warrant issued for your arrest. Bench warrants are also sometimes referred to as a capias. Once the bench warrant is issued, if you have any interaction with police, you will be arrested. Being arrested in a scenario like this can cause you a significant amount of emotional and financial strain. If you have a bench warrant out for your arrest you should begin resolving the issue by consulting with a Cecil County MD Bench Warrant Attorney.
Do not wait to contact Bel Air Maryland Bench Warrant Defense Lawyer John P. Downs if you have a bench warrant, capias or failure to appear, in Cecil County or Harford County, Maryland. Mr. Downs has offices in Elkton, Havre De Grace and Bel Air MD. Each can be dialed at 410-398-0313. You can also email Maryland Bench Capias Defense Attorney John P. Downs here.
Reasons For Bench Warrants Being Issued In Maryland
You may have a bench warrant issued for your arrest once you have done any of the following after being arrested in Maryland:
Neglect or fail to make a scheduled court or sentencing appearance
Neglect or fail to pay fines, fees or child support payments
Violate a court order such as failing to perform community service
Bench Warrants & Police Interaction In Maryland
If you are ultimately arrested by police for something unrelated to your bench warrant, for example if you are pulled over in a routine traffic stop, you will be taken into custody immediately. You may be held without bail, or you may be able to be released on bail, until your court date. As you failed to fulfill all legal obligations the penalties and consequences may be very severe once you go to court.
Your previous criminal history, your record since the initial arrest and other factors will determine what options you have regarding having your bench warrant charges dismissed or minimized.
Maryland Criminal Lawyers Handling Bench Warrants
Call our Harford County Maryland Bench Warrant Attorneys if you would like to proactively resolve your Maryland bench warrant. Mr. Downs and his staff will fight for your rights and attempt to limit or minimize the consequences of your pending bench warrant, capias of failure to appear. Call his Elkton criminal lawyers at 410-398-0313. You can also email Elkton MD Bench Warrant Defense Attorney John P. Downs here. Let our Maryland attorneys use their knowledge of Maryland Bench Warrant Laws and penalties to defend you. Call our Waldorf MD criminal defense attorneys now.
The Law Office of John P. Downs also specializes in defending non-Maryland residents who have been charged with DUI, traffic violations and crimes in surrounding states such as Delaware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Virginia.