Do I Need a Lawyer to Clear a Warrant in Tennessee?
Have you recently discovered that there’s a warrant out with your name on it? If so, a Tennessee warrant attorney can help you work to clear your name and defend yourself if necessary. There are two different types of warrants: bench warrants and arrest warrants. We go into further detail about each of these below, as well as why you’ll want to have legal help as you seek to resolve your warrant.
Clearing a Bench Warrant
Bench warrants are the less severe types of warrants. They are generally issued when you miss a court date or fail to make a court-mandated payment, such as paying off a citation or missing child or spousal support payments.
A bench warrant can typically be cleared by paying off the balance. Your attorney can help you work out a payment plan with the courts so that you can get the warrant taken care of without getting into further trouble with the law.
What Happens if There’s an Arrest Warrant with Your Name on It
If there is a warrant out for your arrest, it is usually because the prosecutor has presented compelling evidence to a judge that demonstrates your guilt in a crime. Arrest warrants mean that law enforcement will have a legal duty to seek you out and place you under arrest if they find you.
You will want to reach out to a lawyer as soon as you find out there is an arrest warrant out there with your name on it. We may be able to prearrange your bail so you have to spend as little time as possible incarcerated after you turn yourself in.
Get in Touch with a TN Warrant Attorney
If you have a warrant and you want to get it taken care of so you can get on with your life, consult with a TN warrant lawyer at Raybin & Weissman, P.C. today. You can come in for your free case review by submitting the brief contact form below or by calling our firm at 615-256-6666.