If there is an outstanding Bench Warrant for your arrest in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral or Naples contact a Criminal Defense Attorney from the Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor.
What is a Bench Warrant?
A Bench Warrant is essentially an Order from a Judge directing any and all law enforcement officers in the area to arrest you. Having a Bench Warrant issued for your arrest is an incredibly stressful experience and one in which it makes sense to avail yourself of legal counsel in order to effectuate the best possible resolution.
The precise legal definition of a Bench Warrant is a process issued by the court itself, or “from the bench”, for the attachment or arrest of a person. A Bench Warrant is issued when you are charged with a crime and one of two things happen:
1) You miss your court date
2) You violate the terms of a court order
The Bench Warrant Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor understand that Bench Warrants are very commonly issued when people simply forget they had court or misunderstood when their next court date was. When a situation like this occurs the person did not willfully miss court but mistakenly missed it and that information can be presented to a Judge by an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney from Viacava & Cantor in order to put you in the best position to get your Bench Warrant set aside or lifted.
Dealing with Your Bench Warrant
It is important to note that when a Bench Warrant has been issued it means that there is also a live criminal charge in existence. When you hire a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor to resolve your Bench Warrant we can also take time to discuss your underlying charge with you in order to help you get a better understanding of your options regarding final resolution of all of your pending criminal charges.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Bench Warrant cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.