Miami Criminal Defense Attorney: Warrants
I was supposed to go to court, but failed to do so?
If you have been accused of a crime and had a court date at which you failed to appear, the judge almost certainly issue a warrant for your arrest.
In the context of missing court, a warrant is defined as a document issued by the judge authorizing the police or some other body to arrest you and to bring you to court. These warrants are usually called: Bench Warrants or Capias. Sometimes a judge's warrant will allow you to post a bond and be released without seeing the judge. Often however, the warrant will require that you appear before the judge and explain why you failed to appear in court. Even after explaining such, the judge may decide to keep you in jail pending the resolution of your case.
I missed court and have a warrant. What do I do now?
A judge's warrant authorizes the police to arrest you at anytime and at any place (i.e., home, work, at your children's school, etc.). So don't delay. Contact a knowledgeable Miami criminal defense lawyer. Adam Mait, founder of Mait Law, has the legal knowledge and expertise to walk you through the process of setting aside/quashing a judge's warrant, and he is available 24/7. Call him and let him walk you (or your family) through the process of setting aside and/or quashing the judge's warrant.
I committed a crime and got away without being arrested by the police. Could I have a warrant for my arrest? What do I do now?
For all intents and purposes, an arrest warrant is the exact same thing as a bench warrant/capias. An arrest warrant is a document issued by the judge authorizing the police or some other body to arrest you and bring you to court to face the criminal charges filed by the government against you. An arrest warrant signed by the judge authorizes the police to arrest you at anytime and at any place (i.e., home, work, at your children's school, etc.). So don't delay. Contact a knowledgeable Miami criminal defense lawyer. Adam Mait, founder of Mait Law, has such legal knowledge and expertiese. Having served as a prosecutor at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Adam Mait is extremely familiar with the process surrounding arrest warrants and will walk you and/or your family through the process.
The police came to my location (home, car, etc.), showed me what they claimed was a Search Warrant, and then proceeded to search the location. What should I do?
A search warrant is a document signed by a judge authorizing the police to search a location and/or person for evidence of a crime and to confiscate the evidence if it is found. A judge signs a Search Warrant upon making a finding that there is probable cause (i.e., more likely than not), to believe that the evidence of a crime will be found at the location to be searched.
Just because a court issued a Search Warrant; however, does not mean that the evidence seized by the police will be admissible against you in trial. An experienced and well-versed Miami criminal defense attorney is often able to find holes, so to speak, in the search warrant, which often results in the exclusion of the evidence seized by the police. Adam Mait, founder of Mait Law, previously served as an Assistant Chief of the Narcotics & Organized Crime division of the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, where he drafted countless Search Warrants. Do not delay in contacting him so that he can see if any such holes exist in your case.
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