Florida Bench Warrant Lawyers
Attorneys fighting bench warrants in Sarasota, Tampa, Charlotte, Pinellas, Polk, and Hillsborough Counties
Florida courts take court appearances very seriously. If you fail to appear in court at a scheduled time, you may be held in “contempt of court” and the judge may issue a bench warrant in your name. A bench warrant may even be issued for a failure to show up to jury duty when you have been summoned.
At Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. our experienced attorneys know how to deal with Florida bench warrants and understand the exact procedure that must be followed in order to avoid harsh penalties and heavy fines. If there is a Florida warrant out for your arrest, do not delay in contacting a bench warrant lawyer immediately who can protect your rights and keep you from experiencing the embarrassment and hassle of a public arrest.
A bench warrant basically orders the immediate arrest of the person under whose name it is issued. You will typically receive a notice of a bench warrant which orders you to appear in court at a certain time. If you fail to then appear in court, law enforcement agencies will have the authority to pick you up and arrest you, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
Social Security Benefits and Bench Warrants
Over the last several years, the social security administration has been looking for any way to not pay out benefits. Since January 2005, Federal Law prohibits someone from collecting social security benefits if they have an outstanding warrant out of Florida. Typically, the Federal government will not pay out any benefits if you are facing a felony or have an outstanding warrant out of Florida for violation of probation or Parole. We have helped many people who are in this situation. Call our office at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (344-4848) so we can discuss the particular facts of your case. In many instances we are able to get the case back on the docket without you having to return to Florida.
Bench Warrants and Their Defense
A warrant attorney will know what documents and evidence are needed by the court to contest your Florida bench warrant. Your attorney will also know what arguments and explanations will likely work to have your warrant dismissed or help set your bail at a reasonable amount.
With the help of an experienced attorney at Finebloom & Haenel, you may be able to:
- Negotiate to have your outstanding bench warrant recalled
- Avoid custody and arrest altogether
- Get a swift and favorable resolution to your bench warrant case
- Avoid having to pay bail; be released on your own recognizance
Do you have an outstanding bench warrant? Contact our law firm today!