Warrants can be issued for everything from a simple traffic offense to a more serious criminal matter. There are hundreds of reasons why a traffic citation and/or criminal case results in the issuance of a warrant. Everything from being late on a payment, to failing to appear, or to simply requiring your presence in court. A warrant can also occur to an innocent person. There are hundreds of cases of identity theft that result in false warrants being issued. But saying “I didn’t know I had a warrant, it was a mistake,” isn’t going to get you out of jail or keep you out.
The main thing, whether you are guilty or innocent in respect to a warrant, is that you need to take care of it. The way warrants are handle changes from courtroom to courtroom. Some warrants can be quashed by simply paying an additional fine. Some judges want the defendant to appear even if represented. Others allow the attorney to appear on behalf of the defendant.
Some judges are more liberal in quashing warrants, others not so much and want jail time to teach a lesson. Courts will focus on the type of charge, the number of times a charge has been in warrant, the number of times a person has failed to appear, etc. The best thing to do if you become aware of a warrant is to contact an attorney.
Almase Law can take care of your active warrants, and in some cases, will be able to go to court for you, and without your presence, to have the warrant quashed. In Clark County there are 43 District Court judges located in 3 different buildings, 12 Justices of the Peace in the Las Vegas Township, 14 Justices of the Peace in the outlying townships, 6 Las Vegas Municipal Court Judges, and 7 outlying Municipal Court Judges. Almase Law can help you navigate through the often time-consuming and confusing process of finding your warrants, putting the warrants in front of the correct court, arguing to have them quashed, and thereby keeping you out of jail. If you happen to go to jail, Almase Law can still help you handle your warrants, limiting the amount of time you spend in jail because of a mistake.
Questions concerning warrants? Almase Law today!
PS: It is a very common mistake for an individual to want to “Squash a warrant”. Squash means to press or smash or crush. However, the correct terminology is not to squash but to “quash”. Quash means to cancel or nullify or invalidate. But the terminology is not as important as removing the warrant and avoiding being picked up and taken to jail. Here at Almase Law, we will guide you in your quest to nullify or to crush a warrant for your arrest.
Whichever terminology you prefer, just avoid being arrested!