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Mar 30 2018
Can a Warrant be removed?

Finding out that a warrant was filed against you is stressful. If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are well advised to consult with a competent defense attorney. While a courtroom appearance is almost always required, in many cases, a warrant can be quashed.

It’s not easy to get rid of a warrant. For absconder warrants, bench warrants, and probation warrants, your attorney can file a motion to dismiss the warrant. You will have to be present in the courtroom while the motion is heard. Unfortunately, filing the motion does not necessarily keep the judge from throwing you in jail. Some judges will not heed any attorney’s arguments and will throw you in jail anyway.

If a warrant has been issued for your arrest, it is not possible to file a motion to dismiss the warrant. You will have to turn yourself into the police. Exceptions do exist, but they are uncommon.

If a warrant has been issued for your arrest in another jurisdiction, it may be possible to file a motion to have it removed. If you have special needs, in some circumstances, your attorney can work out an arrangement with the prosecutor to avoid arrest. Finding out that there is a warrant out for your arrest is never fun, but there are ways to resolve your situation. Get a competent criminal attorney and take care of your legal business.

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