If a person breaks any laws or fails to abide by all court orders, they are in violation of their legally-supervised probation. For this offense, the courts will issue a bench warrant for that person to address their violation and be reprimanded with additional legal penalties and court orders. A bench warrant simple requests a person’s attendance to the “judge’s bench” to face their penalties for violating probation or parole.
Surrendering to a Bench Warrant
Unfortunately, a person must surrender themselves to the custody of law enforcement to appease their bench warrant and settle their legal matters appropriately. If a person chooses to not voluntarily surrender to the jail, they risk being arrested by law enforcement at any given moment in time, including routine traffic stops, I.D. checks, and more. This only leads to further punishment. It is wise to turn yourself into law enforcement if you have a bench warrant issued in your name. The longer you wait to face your violation, the harsher the penalties may be. But don’t worry, there is some good news!
If you hire an experienced bail bondsman with a good-standing reputation among the local courthouses and jails, you most likely won’t have to wait long in jail before being released again on bond. In fact, you could be in and out in as little as one hour! The only reason you might have to sit in jail for a long period of time is if you are intoxicated, or the jail is particularly busy and understaffed. But you can avoid a busy jail by turning yourself in on an early week day when jails experience less traffic. James Woods, of Woods Bail Bonds, is the right bail bondsman for the job. Trust him to provide fast and friendly bail bonds services in Indianapolis, as well as, Northern, Central, and Southern Indiana!