QUASH BENCH WARRANTS
What is a bench warrant?
In Nevada, a bench warrant is an order issued by a judge instructing law enforcement to locate you, detain you, and bring you into court to answer for violating a rule or order of the court.
Who can issue a bench warrant?
Warrants can be issued by Judges and Justices of Peace in the Boulder City Municipal Court, Henderson Justice Court, Henderson Municipal Court, Las Vegas Justice Court, Las Vegas Municipal Court, Mesquite Municipal Court and North Las Vegas Municipal Court.
When is a bench warrant issued?
This typically happens when a Defendant misses a court date, does not pay a fine, or violates a probation.
How do I get the warrant removed?
The first step is to file a motion to quash with the proper Nevada court. This motion asks the judge to hold a hearing about whether to remove the warrant. The court clerk will usually schedule this hearing two-to-five days later. During this waiting period, you can still get arrested.
Bench warrant hearings
At the bench warrant hearing, the defense attorney will ask the judge to quash the warrant. The judge will probably comply unless you have a history of missing court appearances and defying court orders.
If the bench warrant had a bail amount attached to it, the defense attorney will also ask the judge to “exonerate the bail.” Once the bail is exonerated, you are no longer obligated to pay it.
In many cases, you are not required to appear at these court hearings as long as your attorney is there. Though the judge may require you to appear in person if:
the case involves a felony criminal offense;
you have a lengthy criminal history;
you are a flight risk; and/or
there was no satisfactory excuse for you defying court orders (such as missing a court date)
Once the warrant is set aside, the underlying criminal case against you can proceed. If you are late on fine payments, the judge can also put you on a payment plan.
Does a bench warrant ever expire?
No. Bench warrants remain active until the judge quashes them.
Many defendants in Clark County have had bench warrants for years. Some of them do not even know they have a warrant.
Is a bench warrant different from an arrest warrant?
Arrest warrants signal the start of a criminal case. In contrast, bench warrants can issue at any time throughout a criminal case.
Secondly, an arrest warrant indicates what charges you will face in the case. In contrast, bench warrants only concern court rules that you allegedly violated while the criminal case was ongoing.
Finally, the police have to ask judges to issue arrest warrants. In contrast, judges — called “the bench” — can issue bench warrants on their own without the City or District Attorney having to request them.
Can THE HAYNES CO. help get my bench warrant quashed?
Yes. THE HAYNES CO. will can help get your bench warrant quashed.
QUASH A BENCH WARRANT IN 5 EASY STEPS
STEP 1: SUBMIT PAPERWORK
STEP 2: MAKE A PAYMENT
Note (The price is $375 per warrant.)
STEP 3: APPROVE DOCUMENTS
A draft Motion to Quash will be sent to your email address for approval.
The document preparation time is five (5) business days (excluding holidays).
STEP 4: MOTION FILED
A final Motion to Quash will be sent to the Court.
The Court generally acknowledges receipt of the Motion to Quash and provides a response in five (5) business days (excluding holidays).
STEP 5: RECEIVE INFORMATION
The Court will send information about your case to THE HAYNES CO.
THE HAYNES CO. will forward information that it receives from the Court about your case to you.