There are two types of warrants that can be issued through the court system. If you’re facing a warrant, you’re probably wondering what it means and what will happen to you. Understanding the type that was issued for you is the first step in getting the best possible outcome.

Bench Warrant

This will be the most common type issued by the court system. This will be issued when someone does not show up for a scheduled court date or doesn’t answer to a subpoena, and can be issued in civil or criminal cases. It also means an immediate arrest will be made. In this situation, police may not actively look for you, but if you are pulled over for a traffic violation, or otherwise come into contact with law enforcement, you will be taken into custody.

Arrest Warrant

This kind will be carried out when an investigation indicated that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed. Police officers may come to your home or place of employment to make the arrest. Once you are brought into police custody, you will be taken to jail. You will then be taken to court where you will appear before a judge. In this situation, police actively search for you to make the arrest.

Bonding Out of Jail

The bond amount on a bench warrant may be preset when it is issued. The bond amount involved with an arrest warrant will be set by the judge during the court arraignment, after the arrest is made. In either case, you should take care of this as quickly as possible. If you are facing either of these, or if a loved one has been arrested, contact Signature Bail Bonds at 918-593-5400 to see how we may help you with a bail bond.

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