Do you have existing traffic tickets that you have failed to pay? Have you been accused of violating a court order? Has a warrant been issued for your arrest? If so, having a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer on your side is crucial. My firm, the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi, can take action to help you avoid being taken into custody for your unpaid tickets, failure to appear, or alleged violation. Take action today by contacting my firm!

I understand the legal system, and I know how to act fast for those who have an outstanding warrant. I can also assist individuals who have already been picked up by police. When you come to my firm for help with a warrant, you can trust that your case will be handled the level of professionalism that it deserves.

Contact my office today to learn how I can put more than a decade of experience to work for your case and your future.

The 2 Types of Traffic Warrants

There are two types of warrants that can be issued for traffic violations in the state of Texas. The first is issued by the court when the involved party has no plea, usually from failing to appear. The second type, a capias warrant, is issued by civil courts. The intent of a capias warrant is to have the violating party comply with a court order. Usually, this is issued if money is owed to the court, or there are additional fees that have not been paid. Not appearing in court under a capias warrant will result in arrest.

What is a bench warrant?

A bench warrant can be issued by a judge if it is alleged that you violated probation. When placed on probation, there are various requirements that must be complied with or you will face serious legal consequences. If the prosecutor feels that there is reason to do so, they may request that your probation is revoked. A bench warrant can be issued for a court date in which you are ordered to appear; if you don’t appear, a bench warrant will have your name on it. You can be picked up by police anyplace, anytime.

Bench warrants differ from arrest warrants in that the person is not being accused of committing a criminal offense. Rather, the person who is named on the bench warrant is being accused of committing an offense against the court. These offenses could include failing to adhere to child support obligations or failing to appear in court as a witness or juror. If a bench warrant has been issued against you, law enforcement would have the right to take you into custody at any time and bring you before the judge.

What is an arrest warrant?

If an arrest warrant has been issued against you in Fort Worth, TX, this means that you are suspected of committing a crime. This legal document would give law enforcement the right to arrest you and take you into custody at any point in time. The arresting officer must inform you that you are being arrested pursuant to a warrant, but they are allowed to break into your home or another building in order to make an arrest if necessary.

An arrest warrant may only be issued by a judge if there is probable cause that the person in question has committed a crime. This means that the judge must be presented with a signed affidavit that contains written testimony from a law enforcement officer or another person who has issued a complaint. Regardless of where the arrest warrant is signed, the document will usually be effective throughout the entire state of Texas.

In order to be valid, however, the arrest warrant must contain:

  • The name of the accused person or a reasonable description
  • The type of offense that the person has been accused of committing
  • The signature of a judge who has reviewed the signed affidavit

You are Not Alone – Contact My Firm for Help

Are you facing a traffic warrant, bench warrant or arrest warrant in Fort Worth, TX? If so, I can take fast action for you to resolve the warrant and help you avoid being taken into custody by law enforcement.

With more than 10 years of legal experience, I, Attorney A. Oliver Hassibi, am a respected professional in the field of criminal defense. There is no need to face these serious legal issues alone when help is just a phone call away; contact my office today to find out what steps I can take on your behalf.