Do you think you have a warrant in Maryland?
Do you think you might have a Maryland warrant? If you think you might have a warrant it is important to contact a lawyer with years of experience navigating the warrant process in Maryland. There are several types of warrants and some do NOT appear in the online public database!
A Bench Warrant is issued when you fail to appear in court (FTA) for a mandatory appearance. Many people are shocked to learn they have a bench warrant because they did not understand their appearance was required. Others didn’t receive the court notice and had no idea they missed a court date. Regardless of the reason, if a bench warrant is issued it WILL REMAIN ACTIVE UNTIL YOU RESOLVE IT.
There are two ways to resolve a bench warrant:
Hire an experienced warrant lawyer who will interview you and review the underlying case and then prepare and file a warrant “Recall Petition”. Often warrants are recalled WITHOUT your needing to come to court. In other cases, you must appear in court and Allan Rombro obtains a new court date and works to arrange it with least impact on your life and schedule, especially if you are out of state.
Arrest warrants are often very different than bench warrants and are often “secret” and intentionally NOT entered into the system. An arrest warrant is issued for many reasons and often without your knowledge or awareness. For example, if your neighbor makes a complaint and fills out a report indicating you assaulted him, an arrest warrant can be issued.
Yet another type of warrant is called a “VOP” Warrant or Violation of Parole or Probation warrant. These can occur even if you haven’t been found guilty of a violation. Being charged with or having your case reopened for a suspected violation can be enough to have a warrant issued!
Regardless of the type of warrant, if you suspect you have ANY type of warrant in Maryland, it is essential that you speak with a warrant lawyer quickly to avoid detention in Maryland or your home state. Allan Rombro has been removing Maryland warrants for thirty years and he can help you with any type of Maryland warrant. Don’t risk jailtime, extradition or the unhappy circumstance of being arrested at home or at work.
Do you have an active warrant for failure to appear (FTA) in court? Even routine minor offenses, like some traffic violations can result in the issuance of a bench warrant for your arrest. If you’ve moved and did not ever receive a notice for a court date, you will likely have a warrant issued for your arrest, even though you had no idea your appearance was required. In such cases, the defendant is unaware that a warrant exists and only learn of it when they are involved in a routine traffic stop or other routine contact with police.
They are shocked when they learn they are under arrest and subsequently taken to jail. Bench warrants are also often issued if you fail to appear for any court proceeding, including those related to assault and battery, drug possession, probation violations or other crimes. Are you constantly looking over your shoulder or driving in another direction to avoid a police car? In most cases, Allan Rombro can quickly get your warrant recalled and get a new court date. Eliminating the warrant and obtaining a new court date puts you back in control of your case with no need to worry about dodging authorities.
Hiring a ‘Bench Warrant’ lawyer
Most people are surprised to learn that most criminal defense attorneys have little or no experience recalling bench warrants. The reason they won’t share with you is simple. A bench warrant recall requires immediate action and for a relatively low fee. Most criminal defense lawyers will not prioritize the bench warrant client because it is not lucrative. This is a business decision and one that does not best serve the client in their most pressing time of need.
Allan Rombro believes that when you are at risk of being arrested and put in jail, you deserve to have a lawyer act with the urgency necessary to eliminate your risk of arrest and imprisonment. As a result of this belief, Allan Rombro has very strong experience with the process required to get the documents completed precisely and have those documents on the judges desk immediately.
We can recall outstanding bench warrants, almost always without you having to spend any time in jail. Attorney Allan Rombro will file a motion to quash your bench warrant and get a new court date. Granting bail is up to the judge, but in many cases the judge will waive bail in favor of a recalled warrant. Allan Rombro’s familiarity and experience within the system serves his clients by successfully eliminating a warrant. From there, we will attack the case, itself. Allan Rombro will secure the best possible result.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ:
Why do I have a bench warrant?
There are several reasons why there may be a bench warrant issued. If you were scheduled for a court date and missed your court date, the judge will issue a bench warrant. This is called Failure to Appear or FTA. An FTA almost always results in a bench warrant for your arrest.
How do I get a bench warrant removed or a bench warrant quashed?
To have a bench warrant removed, you must take immediate action. You must hire a bench warrant attorney who knows exactly what to do to recall a bench warrant. Allan Rombro treats bench warrant cases as top priority. It is necessary to act immediately to prevent you from getting arrested at home, at school, at work or even during a routine traffic stop. Allan Rombro will act immediately to file a motion to have your bench warrant recalled. Only a bench warrant lawyer can properly and quickly take the steps to remove a bench warrant. A bench warrant in Maryland is serious. If you learn you have a Maryland bench warrant, call our office immediately. Your warrant becomes our top priority and we will prepare and file your motion the same day.
How long does it take to remove a bench warrant?
The most important thing to having your Maryland bench warrant recalled is to act quickly. If you get arrested while you have an active bench warrant in Maryland, you will probably go to jail. Once this occurs, you can no longer try to remove the bench warrant. Do not wait to hire an experienced bench warrant lawyer in Maryland. Allan Rombro knows how to file a proper bench warrant and to ensure that the motion to quash the bench warrant is on the judges desk quickly. The process can take anywhere between one week and one month, but when you hire our office, you can expect your bench warrant will be processed very quickly.
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ABOUT ALLAN ROMBRO
Allan Rombro has over 30 years experience as a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore City and County, Howard County, Carroll County, Prince Georges County, Harford County, the Eastern Shore and throughout Maryland.
5550 Newbury Street, Suite A
Baltimore, Maryland 21209