Avoiding an Arrest Warrant in Pinellas County
The Pinellas criminal court judges have jurisdiction to issue bench warrants, also called a capias, on any individual charged with any crime or violation of probation. Call your St. Petersburg arrest warrant defense attorneys today if a warrant was issued for you.
Limiting the likelihood of the judge issuing a warrant for your arrest can be accomplished by following a few words of advice:
1. Attend your Pinellas pre-trial and trial court dates.
2. Comply with your pretrial release terms.
3. Do not get arrested for a new criminal charge.
4. Pay all outstanding fines and court costs on your Pinellas case.
5. Complete all assigned community service.
6. Complete the drug/alcohol evaluation and treatment.
7. Do not test positive for drugs.
Be sure to follow all court-ordered directions throughout your criminal case to avoid the issuance of a bench warrant. Weak excuses such as forgetting the date are frowned upon by the court and depending on the judge they may not withdraw the warrant. With good legal representation you may sway the courts in your favor by providing additional information that you would not know to tell the judge without an attorney at your side.
If the Judge issues a warrant or capias for your arrest because of a new criminal arrest or a violation of probation call us immediately so we can fight your Pinellas warrant and fight your Pinellas VOP. Retaining an experience Pinellas criminal defense attorney is your first step to protecting your rights. Attorney’s that handle criminal cases in Pinellas County are familiar with how the courts work locally. Don’t be fooled by an outsider, call your St. Pete criminal defense team today. Contact St. Petersburg criminal defense attorneys at the Rooth Law Group for a FREE consultation today at (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.
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