How do you clear a bench warrant from record? 10 Answers as of January 02, 2014

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You get arrested, or you retain an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/2/2014
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
Retain a lawyer to surrender you on the warrant. Sooner or later the police will find you so it is better to surrender.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/9/2013
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
You need to retain legal counsel. If the warrant is still outstanding, you may have to turn yourself in to the police and attempt to resolve the charges before a judge. You would be better off if you hire legal counsel to guide you through the process.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/8/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
You need to turn yourself into the police.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/8/2013
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
If the underlying charge has not been resolved, you will need to appear on the warrant. It will the be quashed (terminated). If the underlying charge has been resolved, the failure to quash the warrant was likely a mere oversight. Then I suggest bringing it to the attention of the Court Administrator for the county from which it issued.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 11/8/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You should hire a lawyer to go to court to recall the warrant. A lawyer can do this without you present, so it is less risky for you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    Have a lawyer file a motion to quash the warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    You will need to turn yourself in and be arraigned in order to get the process started. Most courts have certain days and times they do arraignments. You may be able to do a walk in arraignment where you walk into court at a certain time and be arraigned without having to first turn yourself into the police and be booked in. An attorney can help arrange this as they are familiar with the courts in that area and how they operate. At least consult with an experienced criminal attorney in your area.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Get a lawyer and they should be able to get the warrant dropped and the matter resolved.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 11/8/2013
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Appear in court!
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/8/2013
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