How Do I Clear a Massachusetts Warrant?

Having a warrant out for your arrest can be a terrifying feeling, and a reality that you may not be sure how to respond to. If there is a warrant out, it’s important that you understand why the warrant was issued and the next steps that you need to take to avoid the worst penalties. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our experienced criminal defense attorney can help. Call today to get the legal support you need. 

Reasons Why Warrants Are Issued in Massachusetts

The first most important thing to understand if there is a warrant out for your arrest is why the warrant was issued. Some common reasons that warrants are issued in Massachusetts include:

  • Failing to show up for a mandatory court appearance
  • Missing a required court payment or another fee, such as a probation fee
  • Violating the terms of one’s probation
  • Violating another type of court order, such as a restraining order

Of course, the above are not the only reasons why a warrant may be issued, so it’s important that you discuss your specific case with your criminal defense attorney before drawing any conclusions. 

What to Do If You Learn There Is a Warrant Out for You

If there is a warrant out with your name on it, it’s important to know the best way to respond to the warrant. The good news is that it may be possible to clear your warrant without actually being arrested. The first thing that you should do is contact your attorney. Additionally, you should try to learn as much as you can about why the warrant has been issued. As you wait for the case to unfold, it’s vitally important that you maintain good behavior and refrain from engaging in any criminal activity. 

Again, you should speak with your attorney about the best strategy for your case. Usually, the process will involve appearing before a judge. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it’s possible that the prosecution will ask the court for bail to be a condition of your release. Whether or not bail is a condition will depend on your criminal history and the likelihood of you failing to appear for future court dates. If your warrant was issued because of a failure to appear in court, it may be more likely that the judge will be more sympathetic to the prosecution’s request for bail. 

Why You Need to Call a Criminal Defense Attorney Today 

Having a warrant out for your arrest and being arrested can be life-altering. Learning of a warrant may invoke feelings of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Without experience in the law, you may be unsure of how to proceed or what your rights are.

When you work with a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney, you’ll have an advocate on your side who will work for you. At The Law Office of Paul R. Moraski, our attorney’s job is to build your case and protect your legal rights. To learn more about how we can help, call (978) 397-0011 today or send us a message online at your convenience. We are here for you.