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.
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 your need to return to jail. Attorney Allan H. 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 H. Rombro will secure the best possible result.
ABOUT ALLAN ROMBRO
Allan H. Rombro has nearly 30 years experience as a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore County, the Eastern Shore and other parts of Maryland. He is disciplined, experienced and very serious about his work.
5550 Newbury Street, Suite A Baltimore, Maryland 21209