Default Warrant Removal
Brockton Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have ever been summoned to court for a case but failed to appear
for any reason, you probably have a default warrant filed against you
without even knowing it. Without taking the proper steps to remove a default
warrant, you could find yourself serious in legal trouble.
Contact South Shore Criminal Defense today to learn how our Brockton criminal
defense lawyers can help you with default warrant removal.
What Does a Default Warrant Do?
If you did not even know that you had a default warrant on your name, you
might be under the impression that it is not a serious problem that requires
your attention. The truth is default warrants are arrest warrants that
can put you behind bars once acted upon. The most noticeable difference
between a default warrant and an arrest is that police will rarely seek
out a default warrant actively. Instead you could be arrested if you encounter
the police for another reason, such as a routine traffic stop or speaking
to an officer as an eyewitness.
You may have a default warrant on your name if you did not show up for:
- Jury duty
- Mandatory family law court date
- Probation hearing in court
- Any other official summons
An active default warrant can also impact your driving privilege. If you
have an active default warrant against you the Registry of Motor Vehicles
in Massachusetts may suspend your license. In order to lift the suspension,
you will need to address the default warrant and complete the usual steps
associated with license reinstatement.
Approaching the Situation with Caution
You will need to remove your default warrant. Most of the time that means
appearing in Court, however our attorneys have been able to successfully
remove default warrants for clients without them having to appear. This
is especially true for out of state clients. Not only should you have
an asstorney assist you with your default removal, but whatever the underlying
case you were in default from would also still need to be addressed. Our
Brockton and Plymouth criminal defense attorneys can analyze your situation
and help you find a conclusion backed with legal knowledge and experience.
Our goal is to have your default warrant removed with as little negative
impact as possible to you.
Call 617.231.7107 to request a free consultation