Bench Warrant in Oklahoma
When the court needs someone to appear for a hearing or trial, they typically use legal and financial motivation to make sure that the person shows up on the appointed day. If the person fails to appear, they face more serious consequences than they would if they showed up.
A bench warrant is essentially an order for the police to arrest a person if they encounter him or her in any setting. It is typically issued after a person misses a mandatory court appearance. Once arrested, they will likely have a more difficult time obtaining bail and will face consequences in the courtroom.
It differs from an arrest warrant because it is issued for an offense against the court, not for a crime. That being said, they are mostly handled the same way, with the same arrest procedure that must be carried out by the police.
Bench Warrant Under Advisement
Sometimes a judge may issue a Bench Warrant Under Advisement (BWA). This means a Judge is considering issuing a warrant but the warrant has not been released for exaction. A person will Not be arrest for a BWA. This happens when a Judge is holding a case for a short pass or if an attorney has appeared on behalf of their client the judge will normally issue a BWA.
What Can An Attorney Do?
As an attorney, Bruce Edge encourages his clients to attend every single mandatory court date. It is always better to face whatever you are facing head on in the courtroom rather than running from it. Bruce Edge and the team at Edge Law Firm give comprehensive advice, which extends through the legal proceedings and sets all of our clients up for success.
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