Arrest Warrant Filed Against You?
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Anyone can file to have another person arrested, if they believe they have reasonable cause for doing so. The process begins when the individual or other party goes to their local police department to file the warrant, on the basis of some form of criminal offense. The judge or magistrate then may authorize a police officer to arrest the person named in the warrant. The allegations will then be presented during a hearing.
Hearings are not the same as trials, in that there only needs to be a small amount of evidence to show that the accused person committed an offense. If an arrest warrant has been filed, you will need an attorney to negotiate for you during your hearing and protect you against the allegations.
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With over 55 years of combined experience, Weintraub & Alper Legal has handled dozens of cases on the state and federal level. We are a proven defense team, delivering hard-hitting defense tactics, especially in cases where everything is on the line, such as an arrest warrant.
These are important points to know about the outcome of a hearing:
- If the allegations are considered valid, the judge may approve the warrant
- An arrest could take place at that moment
- The accused will have a trial in court
We know how serious and frightening it can be to have a warrant out for your arrest. During that hearing, your judgement lies in the hands of whoever is presiding. Remember that the burden of proof is much lower than in a trial, so you should not hesitate to obtain counsel as soon as possible. Having a lawyer with you can make all the difference, because our knowledge of the law can help guide the motions and steer them in the right path for you.
There is not a moment to lose if you are requested to appear for an arrest warrant hearing. Call our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers now to retain representation!