Bench warrants are
commonly issued by the Court when a person fails to show up for a court appearance
-- whether it be the initial appearance (arraignment), trial, preliminary hearing
or status check. If you have an outstanding bench warrant, you must get it quashed
or you risk being arrested and going to jail at any time the police or marshall's
office desires. This office can file a motion on your behalf and have the bench
warrant quashed within a couple of days and often without the person even having
to appear in court.
An arrest warrant is different from a bench warrant
in that law enforcement gets an order from a judge to arrest a person if there
is reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred. It is quite common that a person
may not even know an arrest warrant has been issued until law enforcement shows
up at their residence or work place. This office can file a motion and get the
arrest warrant recalled before you are arrested.