Domestic Violence Warrants

Domestic Violence Warrants
A judge issues about three different kinds of warrants for those who don’t abide by orders that are given by the court. The types include bench warrants, search warrants, and arrest warrants. Each one features different components and various ways to serve the warrant.

Bench Or Bond Warrant
After someone is arrested, that person is sometimes given a chance to post a bond for their release from jail. The person is then given a future court date. The amount of the bond is usually based on the type of crime committed and the person’s background. Once all of the details are heard, the judge will order the amount and issue the new date. There are various types of bonds that can be ordered, such as a property bond or a secured bond. The type will play a part in how much of the bond needs to be paid before the person is released. If the bond is not posted, then the person will stay in jail until the court date. Sometimes, certain conditions are attached to the bond, such as not leaving the county or the state. If the person does not appear for court after posting the bond to get out of jail, then a bench warrant is issued. An attorney can sometimes help to get the matter handled before the warrant is served so that the person has a chance to deal with the original charge.

Warrants For Arrest
When a charge is filed against someone before that person is arrested, then an arrest warrant is usually issued. This often happens in domestic violence cases where the victim files a complaint or wants to file charges against the person who has been committed the act of violence. Once the information is received by the judge, an order for arrest can be issued. As soon as the person learns that there is an arrest warrant in place, then it’s best to contact the court to find out what to do along with talking to an attorney who can sometimes help to secure a bond amount.

There are some warrants issued that allow officers and other law enforcement officials to search specified locations for items that could be involved in a crime. If the search warrant is in regards to a domestic violence issue, then the judge could order that phone records, emails, and similar components are searched to determine if the person has had any contact with the petitioner. An attorney can offer assistance in stopping a search or preventing material taken from an illegal search to be entered in court.