What to do about a bench warrant for failure to appear thatI knew nothing about?

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What to do about a bench warrant for failure to appear thatI knew nothing about?

I have a bench warrant for failure to appear but was never served or notified that I was to appear in court.

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Usually, the best thing to do is call the court and ask if you can get your case on the court's calendar.  This will give you an opportunity to explain your situation and ask the judge to recall the warrant.

If you retain an attorney, they can file a motion to recall the warrant and set your matter for a hearing.  This method is usually the fastest way to get the warrant recalled. 

Either way should work.  The court is usually only interested in having you appear and answering for the alleged charges.

Hope this helps.


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