If you were recently cited for a traffic violation, it’s important that you take legal action as soon as possible. Even though you may think that you’re dealing with a simple infraction, the reality is that you’re being accused of breaking the law. You should therefore do everything you can to protect yourself from tough legal penalties, and the first step includes obtaining representation.
When you are facing criminal charges, one of the best choices you can make is contacting the right criminal defense lawyer to fight for you. A conviction can result in devastating problems that may affect your career, your future, your family and your freedom. Jail time, fines and other penalties from a sentence can affect you for a lifetime.
Attorney Salvador Lopez understands criminal law from both sides of the courtroom. If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, having a defense lawyer who knows how the prosecution works can help you aggressively protect your rights during hearings, negotiations and trial. Mr. Lopez has the knowledge and proven skills to defend your case and help minimize the negative consequences of a variety of criminal charges, including:
What Happens After Police Issue a Warrant?
Once a police department has sufficient evidence (probable cause) that a suspect is the most likely candidate for a crime, it will approach a judge to issue an arrest warrant. A warrant for your arrest means a law enforcement officer has the right to take you into custody wherever you are. You could be at work, the doctor’s office, or somewhere else. You do not have to be engaged in illegal activity for an officer to arrest you if he or she has a warrant.
Some people may have no idea a warrant is out for their arrest. The court may not call you to notify you of the warrant, but you can go online to find out if you may have an outstanding warrant. You can also contact the court clerk, who can provide that information.