What Does Clearing a Warrant Mean?

Warrants arrest are issued by a judge. They are issued for a number of reasons, but the most common is for the arrest of a person suspected of violating their probation or failing to appear at court. Arrest warrants are also issued after law enforcement has determined there is probable cause that a person committed a crime, is in the process of committing a crime, or is about to commit a crime.

Once a warrant is issued, it must be “cleared.” There are two ways to clear a warrant, but the best is to retain Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC, to do it for you.

  1. If the warrant was issued as a result of a failure to appear in court or an alleged violation of probation, Fiumara & Milligan Law will place your matter on calendar and clear the warrant.
  2. If the warrant was issued after a law enforcement agency completed their investigation and believe you committed a crime, a Fiumara & Milligan Law attorney will advise you about how to deal with the warrant in your particular case.

How Can Fiumara & Milligan Help?

We can appear in court for you. In most cases, we can appear in court for you, so you don’t have to miss work, school, OR family. If you are required to appear, then we will be there with you every step of the way to defend you, protect you, and answer any questions you may have. The amount of time it takes to resolve a case depends on the circumstances, but on average it takes about 2 to 3 months to resolve a case. If you end up going to trial, it can take even more time. Keep in mind, each case is different and there is no one size fits all.

If a warrant was issued after an investigation concluding you committed a crime, we can help. Each case is unique so we will have to meet with you to discuss your particular case, but in many cases we can arrange for the least amount of impact on you, your family, and work as a result of being accused of a crime. We have been in practice for over a combined 40 years and we know how to help.

What is the Procedure for Clearing a Warrant?

There are really two ways of clearing a warrant and it depends on why it was issued.

If your warrant was issued for a Failure to Appear (FTA) or because of a violation of probationTo clear this type of warrant, we will place your matter on calendar and defend against any allegations probation violations or explain the reason for your FTA. If you were out on bail at the time the warrant was issued and your bail was forfeited, you will have to obtain a Letter of Re-assumption from your bail bond person.

If the warrant was issued after a police investigation into a new crimeThe only way to clear this type of warrant is to either be arrested and booked or arrested and then cited and released. If you don’t act now, an arrest can occur at any time, at your place of employment, or at your home in front of family. We will work to avoid this happening to you and your loved ones. We know who to call and what to do. Each case is unique and so we will need to meet with you to determine the best strategy in your case.

What is the Fee?

In most cases we charge a flat fee for our criminal defense cases. We will have to meet with you either in person or by telephone for a ½ hour free consultation, to discuss your case and assess the potential defenses in your case in light of the facts. Our flat fee covers all appearances, motion work and more. There are no hidden fees and we will communicate with you at times.

Call us today for IMMEDIATE HELP AT 707-571-8600.