Irvine Arrest Warrants
Failure to Appear Attorneys Serving Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna NigUel, & Mission Viejo
When the court issues an arrest warrant, it is usually for a failure to appear at a scheduled court date. Often, the individual facing the arrest has outstanding tickets, usually for minor traffic violations, and did not keep their court date. When the judge issues the warrant, they usually set a specific bail amount. Bail dictates the amount of money that can be paid to be temporarily released from jail. Fines usually amount in the thousands of dollars and causes significant financial strain on those who must pay it.
An experienced Irvine defense attorney will fight to help you get out of jail on your personal recognizance, especially for traffic violations. An “own recognizance” release means that an individual is released from jail without having to pay bail. The only requirement for this type of release is that the person appears at all future hearings.
Orange County Arrest Warrant Consequences
The punishment for arrest warrants in Orange County vary. However, they can result in jail time as well as a fine and license suspension. These punishments vary based on the crime that you are initially charged with when you failed to appear at court.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor:
- Up to 6 months in county jail
- Fines up to $1,000
If you are charged with a felony:
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- Prison time up to three years
- Fines up to $10,000
Defendants can fight for a lower bail amount and even to have the warrant lifted with the helped of an experienced Irvine criminal defense lawyer. At Grant Law, we provide the representation that you need in your corner. We will protect your rights and fight to have your sentence dismissed or reduced.
If you or your loved one is currently facing an arrest warrant, call our firm today at (949) 272-0602. We serve Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Nigel, and Mission Viejo.