San Fernando Valley Bench Warrant Lawyer


This is probably one of the easiest things in criminal defense to deal with! By appearing with your attorney in court, the judge will automatically recall and quash the warrant. The difficult part of this process relates to, once the warrant is recalled, now what happens with the case?

This depends on a number of important factors that can only be assessed by a veteran San Fernando Valley criminal defense attorney. One key thing to remember is that by surrendering and coming into court with an attorney, you put yourself in the best possible position to achieve a result you can live with.

If you instead continue to do nothing and bury your head in the sand, you will eventually get caught and then you are going to suffer the most severe consequences. So make sure that you have an experienced bench warrant lawyer in Encino, CA by your side to prevent these harsh consequences.


Sometimes so much time has passed, that the prosecutors can no longer prove the case against you and it must be dismissed. Other times, they can prove the case against you, but it is so old and you have now turned your life around and they are much easier to deal with than if you would have had to defend yourself when the incident originally happened.

There are of course situations where a person has already pled guilty and did not do what they were ordered to do by the court. In this case, it is up to the defense attorney to figure out what the client can do to satisfy the court and prosecutor and move on with their life! So make sure you have an experienced bench warrant attorney by your side who understands all the legalities of your case.

Having a bench warrant issued in your name can be a stressful situation, because you can basically be arrested at any time of the day or night. Whenever you are in public and see a police officer or a vehicle, a paranoid feeling like the police know about your warrant creeps over you.

It is something that makes you feel like not leaving your house. You can’t be happy or productive. Even if you stay inside your home, the paranoia can set in, making you worry the police could kick your door in at any moment and take you away! You are not alone. You are not the only person ever to make a mistake.

Thousands of people in the greater San Fernando Valley live with a bench warrant hanging over their heads. Get the monkey off your back and contact a bench warrant lawyer in Van Nuys, CA!

The court will be more lenient on you if you go in with an experienced professional attorney guiding you into the court room. A legal body guard if you will. An attorney can protect you, finding alternative punishment not involving incarceration. Call our office to get help.


One of the biggest things that the judges ask when you appear to take care of your warrant is why has your client waited so long to take care of their warrant and what have they been doing since the warrant was issued.

If we can come up with a plausible reason for your absence and explain that you have been getting your act together since the warrant, then you have a fighting chance to come out the other end unscathed.

Remember, you are coming in with an attorney that you hired to resolve things to clear another case off the court’s busy docket. Versus, they picked you up on the warrant and you would have never come in if they did not catch you.

Under these circumstances the judge is going to lower the boom on you and teach you a lesson for defying the court’s authority. However, all this can only be possible with an experienced and competent bench warrant lawyer in San Fernando Valley by your side.

Another formula for success is to come in ready to take care of whatever you were originally supposed to in the first place. If you were supposed to pay a fine and ran away, have the money now and be ready to pay it.

Judges love it when you are there to take care of business and fulfill your obligations to them. If you can some sort of community work to do (cal trans, community labor, community service etc.) be ready with a plan and a deadline for when you are going to complete it.

If you are just going to leave it lingering around, it will be easier for the court to just give you jail time and be done with you. Speaking of jail time, I am always shocked when client call after having a warrant in the system of a long period of time because they failed to show up to do their jail time and they ask me whether they can avoid the jail time they were originally supposed to do.

Think of the logic behind believing that you will somehow be rewarded because you stayed away from fulfilling your responsibilities for a period of time. In this circumstance you are typically doing your jail time and your attorney will be battling to keep you out of more time.

This is why you must act fast and contact a bench warrant lawyer in Encino, CA as soon as you come to know that a bench warrant has been issued in your name.


There are several reasons why a judge may have issued a bench warrant for you. To name a few: failure to appear on a scheduled court date is the most common; failure to pay restitution or child support; failure to appear for subpoena, a court order hearing, or for a citation; failure to appear for sentencing, which is another common cause of a bench warrant.

The most common reason that a judge will order a warrant for your arrest is that you did not do what you were supposed to do in order to comply with the terms and conditions of your probation.

If you know you have been issued a bench warrant, it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense lawyer  to go to court on your behalf, prevent an arrest, and have your warrant recalled.

It is easy to get the warrant recalled and the best criminal defense attorneys know how to convince the judge to keep you out of jail and give you a chance to move on with your life with your bench warrant safely behind you. To start the process, give us a call to talk about your situation.

In California, a bench warrant can result in jail, fines, probation, and community service. For this reason, it is extremely important to have an advocate by your side to do everything possible to get rid of the warrant and your name cleared.

Our lawyers at the Hedding Law Firm will plead and negotiate on your behalf and do everything we can to convince the judge to give you a second chance. However, we do it in a professional and tactful manner with a plan always in place before we enter the courtroom on your behalf.

Give us a call and set up a free initial meeting with our bench warrant lawyer in San Fernando Valley, CA. We will sit down with you, talk about your bench warrant and the reason for your issuance and start preparing an unbeatable defense for you. This phone call will be a life changing moment for you, one that puts your warrant behind you forever.