Los Angeles Arrest Warrant Attorney
You can be arrested for a crime in California in two ways. You can commit a crime in a police officer’s presence, or you can be arrested when a warrant for your arrest is issued. If there’s a warrant for you in southern California, let the Miranda Rights Law Firm help. For more than a decade, Los Angeles arrest warrant attorney Douglas Miranda has represented clients charged with a variety of crimes in southern California. He has established a reputation and a record for legal excellence that few can match.
When prosecutors and the police persuade a judge to believe that you have committed a crime, that judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. That warrant authorizes law enforcement officers to arrest you. A good Los Angeles bench warrant attorney can usually bring you directly to court to have the warrant recalled. Once before the judge, your attorney can request a bail reduction or a release on your own recognizance (“OR”) to keep you free while your attorney handles the criminal charge. The Miranda Rights Law Firm helps clients deal with arrest warrants, bench warrants, and search warrants.
WE EXAMINE AND CHALLENGE WARRANTS
A judge can issue a bench warrant for failure to appear in court (“FTA”) or failure to pay a fine (“FTP”). California judges may also issue bench warrants in domestic violence cases when a defendant violates a court-issued protective order. A bench warrant authorizes police officers to detain you and take you before the judge, who may release you with a warning or keep you in custody, particularly if you have a history of failing to appear. A search warrant authorizes police officers to search your home, car, person, or any location specified in the warrant. If you’re arrested on the basis of a search warrant, Los Angeles warrant lawyer, Douglas Miranda can challenge the authorization, the evidence, and the police procedures to convince a judge the warrant is defective and that evidence obtained through that warrant cannot be used against you.
If you believe that you have warrants out for your arrest, you have to address this matter straight away. Avoiding a warrant is only going to postpone the inevitable, resulting in an arrest at an inopportune time. That’s not to say there is ever a good time for an arrest, but it’s generally better to address these legal issues on your own terms so you can limit any collateral consequences that may arise. There are some things that you should know about warrants first.
The arrest warrant must be legitimate, meaning it must be signed by a judge and it must relate to the specific individual who committed the offence. Also, if you have authorization, you can only be arrested in the county and state where the warrant is valid. There is a precise process that has to take place for police to stay within the legal limits of the law.
Many times, that precise process isn’t so precise and with the help of an experienced criminal lawyer who knows the laws, the warrants can even be dropped for not following the process. You won’t know that though if you don’t have a rock solid lawyer. Did you know that once a warrant is signed by the judge police only have 48 hours to arrest you or the warrant is null and void?
If you think you have a warrant or even know for sure you do, hire a lawyer and together you will be able to deal with the issue head on, closing that chapter of your life, once and for all. If there is one tiny glitch in the process, everything could be discharged.
If there’s a warrant for you in southern California, let the Miranda Rights Law Firm help. Los Angeles arrest warrant attorney Douglas Miranda has represented clients charged with a variety of crimes in southern California and has a reputation for brilliance in the field. It is possible that your warrant can be recalled. Douglas Miranda can challenge the warrant, the evidence, and the police procedures to convince a judge the warrant is defective and that evidence obtained through that warrant cannot be used against you.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ARRESTED?
Every person has certain rights when he or she is placed under arrest. These are known as Miranda rights, and they are in place for every citizen.
When you are interested, the police officer in charge of arresting you must inform you that:
- You have the right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and used against you;
- You have a right to a lawyer when you are being questioned; and
- If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be made available to you.
The law enforcement officers should inform you of these Miranda rights before he proceeds to question you further. These rights are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and are guaranteed to you. Remember, administration of the Miranda rights is a very important protocol in your arrest, and if these rights are not read out to you at the time of arrest, your Los Angeles criminal defense attorney may ask the court to set aside any statements that were made by you to the police.
However, even if the Miranda rights are not read out to you at the time of the arrest doesn’t necessarily mean that your case will automatically be dismissed. It’s important to speak to a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to ascertain your rights when you are arrested. Speak to a lawyer as soon as you arrested, and before you begin answering any questions. Remember, if you panic and begin blabbering to police soon after an arrest even without any questioning by police, your statements could be held against you.
MAKE THE CALL TODAY
If you’re the target of any warrant in southern California, let one of the most experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys work for you. Douglas Miranda will explain your legal options and develop the most effective possible defense. At the Miranda Rights Law Firm, we put our experience to work for you. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles arrest warrant attorney, contact us today. Send an email, or call 213-255-5838. Se habla español.