Santa Barbara Warrants

Have a Warrant Hanging Over Your Head?

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

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


Contact our Santa Barbara defense lawyers​ today to fight your Santa Barbara warrant.


Types of Santa Barbara Warrants We Handle

  • Arrest warrant: 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.
  • Bench warrant: 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.
  • 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 Santa Barbara warrant can be challenged.

Speak With Our Skilled Santa Barbara Warrant Attorneys Today!

We are prepared to conduct a thorough 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 is ready to help your life return to normal by putting your Santa Barbara warrant behind you.


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