There are several types of warrants, some more severe than others. Often, people don’t intentionally miss their court date, rather they forget, mix up the date and time, or have a reasonable excuse like being in the hospital or a death in the family. Here’s some general info about the different arrest warrants and what to do if you need to post bail.
What is a bench warrant?
People usually receive a bench warrant when they don’t show up on their scheduled court date, or fail to appear (FTA). These are always misdemeanor cases, except for violent crimes such as domestic violence.
Is a bench warrant the same as an arrest warrant?
An arrest warrant is issued by a judge when there is probable cause that a person committed a crime. A bench warrant is issued when a person does not appear for a court date.
Will I get a bench warrant if I miss my court date?
If you miss court for a traffic ticket or any other low-level misdemeanor, you will most likely have a bench warrant that is accompanied with a bail bond amount.
How much is bail for a FTA bench warrant?
After being processed in jail, you will have to post bail to be released. The amount of you bail will cover the court costs and fines you incurred from your offense and from missing your original court date. Then they’ll schedule a new court date.
Why do I have to pay bail for a bench warrant?
This is put in place so people can pay their bond to lift or eliminate the warrant and schedule a new court date.
How do I pay the bond for my bench warrant?
Reckless endangerment can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on a variety of factors. If charged as a felony, bail will be higher than if the charges are misdemeanors.
What is a capias warrant?
In many counties in the state of Ohio, a capias warrant is issued to individuals charged with a felony. It is an order to arrest someone to make sure they appear in court. The goal is to force an individual to comply.
If I have a capias warrant, will I be arrested?
If you’re pulled over for a traffic stop and the officer discovers you have a capias warrant, you will be taken to jail. In addition, local law enforcement can actively search for people with capias warrants. Once arrested, you will be booked into jail and will not have an opportunity to post a bail bond until you see the judge and he or she sets a bond amount.
What should I do if I have a capias warrant?
If you know you have a capias warrant you must either call a bondsman immediately, so we can point you in the right direction, or call your attorney. You’ll need to post bond to avoid the chance of being sought out and arrested.
Who can get a capias warrant?
Capias warrants can be issued in traffic cases, when someone fails to pay traffic fines, criminal cases, and even child support cases.
If you’ve been arrested due to a bench warrant or capias warrant, and want to get out of jail right away, call Castle Bail Bonds. We can help by paying your bail so you can return home.
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