In Maryland, if you are charged with a crime, you are expected to meet any legal obligations that the Court imposes upon you prior to your trial date, i.e. contact pre-trial services, not use drugs or alcohol, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, not to contact a named victim or stay away from certain location, etc. If you do not meet one or more of those obligations or you fail to appear for court on your scheduled trial date, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest.
If a bench warrant is issued for your arrest, you should contact a criminal defense attorney to learn what your options are regarding the outstanding bench warrant. You should not wait until you have an unforeseen police encounter.
With the Assistance of a Criminal Defense Attorney, You May Be Able to Clear Up A Bench Warrant Without Being Arrested.
Once a bench warrant is issued by a Judge, only a Judge can recall or “quash” the warrant. The attorneys at Bordner Law can submit a motion outlining the reasons why you failed to comply with the Court’s rules and request that the Judge recall and quash the bench warrant.
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