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ARREST WARRANTS

If you’ve been charged with a crime in the State of Maryland, it’s possible that the police have sought and received an arrest warrant from a judge. If that happens, often times you will not know about the warrant until you have an encounter with the police. If the police have a warrant for your arrest, they will arrest you on sight. Often times, people don’t know that there’s a warrant for their arrest until it’s too late. However, an attorney can help you determine if there’s a warrant for your arrest and prepare you for the consequences associated with that warrant.

BENCH WARRANTS

Once you are charged with a crime in the State of Maryland, you will be required to perform certain tasks or risk subjecting yourself to a bench warrant. Once a bench warrant is issued, the police will be instructed to arrest you on sight. Once you’ve been arrested, there is a greater likelihood of you facing increased penalties in the original case. Additionally, you risk being held without bond until you can receive a hearing. The following actions will likely result in a bench warrant being issued:

  • Failing to appear in court for a scheduled hearing

  • Violating a court order

  • Failing to pay fines and costs as ordered

  • Failing to obey the conditions of parole or probation

  • Failing to complete treatment, classes, or community service as ordered

Unlike arrest warrants, bench warrants are almost always a part of public records. This means that an attorney can be of assistance in seeking to have the warrant quashed (withdrawn). Having a lawyer quash your warrant means that you won’t have to face arrest and detention while awaiting a hearing.

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SEARCH WARRANTS

A search warrant is different from the other warrants discussed above. It is close to impossible to know in advance if the police have a search warrant for you, your home, car, etc. A search warrant is an order from a judge authorizing the police to search a specific location for evidence of specific crimes. The police can get search warrants to search essentially anything, but some common locations include:

  • Houses

  • Vehicles

  • Computers

  • Cell Phones

  • Places of Business

Once a search warrant is being executed, there’s really not a whole lot to do other than to wait for the police to finish and hire a lawyer to discuss the situation as soon as possible. It is important to not answer any questions or talk to the police at all until you have hired a lawyer.

If you have any questions about a warrant, call Bradley Shepherd at BSS Law, LLC to discuss it today! 443-274-1003.