Attorney Bret Whipple
How Did I Get a Warrant?
Nevada driving laws can be confusing and you may be breaking the law without even knowing it. When you are issued a traffic ticket, whether or not you sign the ticket, you are commanded to appear in the court of your ticket’s jurisdiction on the date that appears on your citation. If you fail to appear (FTA) on your citation, the court will issue a warrant. Drivers who fail to appear on their traffic tickets will ultimately need the help of an experienced warrant attorney to quash or recall the warrant.
Call 702.731.0000 today to speak with an attorney and get your warrant recalled.
What Are The Consequences of a Traffic Warrant?
When you are issued a bench warrant for traffic tickets, the court will notify law enforcement agencies and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that you have failed to appear in court. The court can also notify the police and the DMV if you fail to pay your fine as well. If you are pulled over while you have an outstanding bench warrant, the police officer may take you into custody in order to satisfy the warrant. This is also referred to as a bench warrant return. You may have to remain in custody until the bail amount is satisfied, you are bonded out, or you are released on your own recognizance.
When the DMV is notified, the DMV will then suspend either your license or your registration. Many people drive on suspended licenses and don't even know it.
Having a suspended registration will get you pulled over when an officer runs your license plate. He may then issue you a ticket for having suspended or revoked plates or worse. If you plead guilty to a suspended license charge, the DMV will suspend your license for one year.
Don’t give a police officer a reason to pull you over, call a Las Vegas warrant lawyer today. If your driver’s license is currently suspended, call today to get your traffic matter resolved as soon as possible.
Moreover, if you have left Nevada or were just visiting Las Vegas and received a ticket that you did not appear on, your current driver’s licensing state may not renew your license until the warrant is quashed in Nevada. We can quash your warrant and obtain a failure to appear clearance and get you back on the road again. Your warrant isn't going away. Contact us today 702.731.0000 for immediate help with your warrant.
Outstanding Warrants and Background Checks
Many employers are doing background checks as part of the overall hiring process. People who have outstanding warrants are more often being turned down for employment opportunities. Even worse, people who have outstanding warrants who try and apply for a sheriff’s card or work card, are being arrested on the spot and taken into custody. Don’t risk an arrest because of a warrant, call a warrant attorney today at 702.731.0000.
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