WARRANTS – also called capiases or writs of attachment
If you think you have a warrant, are about to get a warrant, or know you already have one, call our office immediately at 407.504.1384. Don’t spend the night in jail and go through the booking, strip search and mugshot process if you don’t have to. Call today for your free case evaluation.
There are several different types of warrants and several ways Orlando Osceola Warrant Law-yer Heiko Moenckmeier handles these cases. You can call 407.504.1384 to discuss the various scenarios. Call 407.504.1384 and we can see what the warrant is for and whether there is a bond.
Types of Warrants:
- New Law Warrant- when there has been an investigation by law enforcement and a Judge signs off for law enforcement to arrest someone.
- VOP Warrant- when there is reason to believe a probationer has committed a violation of probation
- Failure to Appear Warrant- issued when someone missed court.
Options for resolving a warrant:
- The Walkthrough. (theoretically, you and your lawyer have agreed on this tactic). A walkthrough is coordinated with the bondsman of your choice, and typically results in pre-paying the bond, and the bondsman bringing the Defendant to the jail. Best for if you already have a bond on the warrant, and have spoken with an attorney and a bondsman.
- Motion to Quash the Warrant. This has several advantages: 1) the Judge may withdraw the warrant completely if there was a mixup, and your fault was minimal. 2) Your attorney may be able to broker a deal for you prior to you having to go in to the court hearing for the Judge to decide whether or not to set the warrant aside.
- Turning yourself in, and either paying a bondsman, or paying your bond in cash. (now its a money order, as the jails in Central Florida do not typically accept cash anymore). Again, this is only if you have a bond.
NO BOND WARRANTS: What Happens?
The Judge often issues a ‘No Bond’ Warrant, either if you failed to appear for a court date for a pending criminal case, or if there has been an alleged Violation of Probation.
If your warrant is a No Bond warrant, then the Judge who issued the warrant itself must make the decision on whether or not to grant a bond. This means that the First Appearance Judge has no jurisdiction to make an appearance. This requires a Bond Motion, and is typically required in order to give the State notice so they can choose to fight it, or to agree to give you a bond.
If the person is already in jail, the family can help pay for the attorney and then the attorney can file a Motion for Bond. Most times the Judge will set a hearing within a reasonable time frame, and then the attorney and Defendant argue that they should be released. If it is a violation of probation, oftentimes a deal can be negotiated to allow the probationer to Admit the violation and resolve. Other times, that is not a realistic scenario as the Defendant is facing prison time.
If the case is a new law case, and the person wants to resolve that at the Bond Hearing, that will typically allow for a release at that particular time. Again, the circumstances and accusations will dictate whether this is a reasonable option or not.
Attorney Heiko Moenckmeier has handled hundreds of Violation of Probation Warrants, Failure to Appear Warrants and New Law Warrants in Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford, Lake Mary, Day-tona, Brevard and other counties in Florida. He has practiced in Central Florida exclusively and can assist you in trying to minimize the consequences of having a warrant out for you or a loved ones arrest. Call 407.504.1384 to speak with Orlando Osceola Warrants Attorney Heiko Moenckmeier today.