How Can A Maryland Lawyer Help Me With A Bench Warrant and Failure To Appear?

I failed to Appear in Maryland, how can you help?

If you’ve failed to appear in Maryland or received a Maryland bench warrant, a lawyer can be very helpful.  In Maryland, if you were charged with a “must appear” criminal or traffic offense and you missed your court date, a bench warrant will likely be issued.  A Maryland bench warrant means that the judge issued the warrant in court “from the bench.”

A Maryland bench warrant will appear in all 50 states and will remain active until “quashed.”  An experienced Maryland lawyer should be skilled at filing a Motion To Recall The Bench Warrant.  A properly drafted warrant will persuade the judge to “quash” and/remove the warrant.  If the Maryland attorney is successful, the warrant will be removed and a new court date will be set.

If A Lawyer Asks For The Warrant To Be Recalled, Is It A Guarantee?

Keep in mind, that no Maryland lawyer can guarantee that the warrant will be removed as it is up to the judge.  However, in my experience, if the attorney files a well-written motion, the judge will usually grant the request.  Of course, there are certain judges in certain counties  in Maryland that will not grant the request.  It also depends on the reason why the Defendant missed the court date.

I Just Forgot About The Court Date, Is That A Good Enough Reason To Remove The Maryland Warrant?

With regard to Maryland bench warrants, honesty is the best policy.  If you forgot about the date, say so.  An experienced Maryland attorney can draft the motion in such a way to show the judge that you had no intention of missing the date and that it was an honest mistake.  Many judges will understand, particularly if you now have hired an experienced Maryland lawyer and have demonstrated that you’ve taken the matter seriously.

Failed to appear in Maryland and need help with a Maryland bench warrant?  Call me at 301-563-9575 or 1-877-566-2408 BEFORE you turn yourself in or do anything else.  I’m an experience Maryland lawyer who handles bench warrant and failure to appear issues on a daily basis.