What is a Warrant?
When you are charged with an offence, you will receive a mandatory court date. If you fail to attend court on that date or any subsequent court dates, you will have a warrant. Your charge(s) will then be at warrant status and they will remain at warrant status indefinitely. Warrants do not disappear on their own, even if decades have passed since they were first imposed.
If you have a warrant, a police officer can execute the warrant by re-arresting you. Although it is uncommon for police officers to go out of their way to execute a warrant, a routine traffic stop can now turn into a larger ordeal. Additionally, if you are re-entering the country, border services can execute the warrant.
If you are re-arrested, you will be given a new criminal charge and a new mandatory court date.
At Muenz Criminal Law, our Calgary criminal defence lawyers have never recommended leaving charges at warrant status. If you are unsure if you have any warrants, we can conduct a warrant check and determine what charges, if any, are at warrant status. Then we can help you deal with the warrants.
What if I have a Warrant?
If you have any warrants, we can help you have the warrants dealt with in a manner that best preserves your interests. We can also provide you with pre-charge legal advice and be readily available to ensure you can contact us if the police are uncooperative.
After your warrants are dealt with, we can represent you in court to have all your charges dealt with, whether by resolution or trial.
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Learn more about warrants and how we can help you at Muenz Criminal Law.
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