Santa Barbara Warrant Attorney

Let Our Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyer Help You

Having a warrant issued to you can be stressful and overwhelming. If you’re considering running from the law or wait for the police to apprehend you, it often results in more significant penalties compared to the original consequences if you voluntarily appeared in court.

At Appel & Morse, we are dedicated to helping our clients fight issued warrants. With over 30 years of combined experience under our belt, our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the California legal system and court proceedings to help you navigate through the complexities of your case.

Types of Warrants We Handle

An arrest warrant is issued by law enforcement when there is a suspicion of criminal activity. A judge grants police officers permission to arrest an individual for a crime after providing evidence and establishing probable cause or reason to suspect. Upon taking a suspected individual into custody, the police will attempt to get a statement from you regarding the crime.

A bench warrant is issued by courts when an individual fails to appear for a court date. It can be issued in both civil and criminal cases. Regarding civil cases for example, if a person fails to pay child support, they will be contempt of court and a bench warrant can be issued for their apprehension. If a person fails to appear before the court in a criminal case, the prosecution may seek an arrest warrant as opposed to a bench warrant. It is imperative to resolve these in a timely manner since state courts typically look adversely upon individuals who need to be arrested and brought into court by law enforcement.

A search warrant gives law enforcement permission to search you, your home, your workplace, our car, or any other specified area suspected of containing evidence of illegal activity. Even if evidence has been seized during a search conducted under the authorization of an issued search warrant, the issuance of the warrant can be challenged.

Speak With Our Skilled Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers Today!

We are prepared to conduct a throughout investigation into your case in order to ensure that proper procedures were followed. With an extensive track record of success, our trusted husband and wife duo can help you put the warrant behind you and have your life return to normal.

Please give us a call at (805) 467-6060 to learn how our firm can help defend your charges by scheduling a free consultation.