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If a person fails to appear in court then a judge will issue a bench warrant in his or her name. A bench warrant is a court-issued document that is used to bring people into court who have failed to appear and handle their pending legal actions. Once a bench warrant has been issued in your name, police officers have the right to arrest and detain you on the spot. There are a variety of actions in which a bench warrant may be issued, such as:

  • Failure to pay a fine, citation, or court fee
  • Failure to appear in court at a scheduled date
  • Failure to show proof of progress or completion of a court order
  • Failure to appear after being release from custody

In addition to getting arrested and put in jail, there are a number of legal consequences you will face either before or after a bench warrant has been issued. These penalties include the suspension of your driver’s license, probation, increased fines, or denial of bail for future offenses.

Contact Orange County Bench Warrant Attorney

Bench warrants become effective the moment they are issued.  As soon as you realize that a bench warrant has been issued in your name, it’s vital that you contact an experienced Orange County bench warrant attorney like Mark Devore.  With a bench warrant actively issued in your name, you could be arrested and detained at any moment. Attorney Mark Devore can help you file important court documents, guide you through the necessary legal steps, and negotiate for a dismissal of any new penalties.

Please contact Orange County bench warrant attorney
Mark S. Devore for a free consultation at (714) 371-4400.


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People v. LW (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI. Breath test .08. Charges reduced to traffic infraction and case dismissed with traffic school.
People v. S. G. (Riverside) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client’s misdemeanor trespass conviction due to error in jury instructions.
People v. J.V. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division unanimously reverses client's trespass conviction, ruling that 1) trial court committed multiple errors relating to jury instructions; and 2) even if jury had been correctly instructed, no reasonable jury could have found client guilty. CASE DISMISSED.
People v. S.D. (Santa Ana) - Appellate Division reverses client's jail sentence and five misdemeanor convictions relating to impersonating a police officer and resisting arrest. Appellate Division rules that trial court violated client's constitutional rights to due process and trial by jury.
People v. J.Z. (Santa Ana) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 4-year sentence and conviction for felony residential burglary involving $30,000 worth of jewelry due to faulty jury instructions.
People v. D.M. – (Santa Ana) - Superior Court dismisses multi-count rape indictment based on District Attorney’s withholding evidence from the Grand Jury.
People v. E.R. (Santa Ana) - Client charged with posessing heroin for sale after police searched her house pursuant to a search warrant. Motion to Dislcose Confidential Informant granted
CASE DISMISSED
People v. T.T. (Newport Beach) - Client charged with possession of burglary tools after probation search yielded master keys and keymaking equipment. Client confessed to making keys and attempting to break into storage units. Confession supressed for Miranda violation.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. C.H. (Santa Ana) - Client stopped for traffic violation, charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale. Motion to suppress granted.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. V.L - (Santa Ana) - Client charged with vandalism for slashing ex-wife's boyfriend's car tires. Client confessed to crime on video. Confession suppressed as being unlawfully obtained.
CASE DISMISSED
People v. S.N. (LAX Court) - Client charged with DUI after .09 breath test. Charges reduced to aiding and abetting a speed contest.
People v. T.I. - (Laguna Niguel) - Client charged with DUI, refusing blood alcohol test, and hit and run.
Case reduced to wet reckless.
People v. C.S. (San Diego) - Court of Appeal reverses client's 10-year sentence and convictions for possession of drugs and stolen credit cards due to unlawful search and seizure

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