If you have a warrant in Massachusetts it means that you can be arrested at any time. Default warrants are issued when someone does not show up for court. Most warrants in Massachusetts are non-bailable warrants. That means that a bail commissioner or clerk cannot set a bail and that only a judge could release you. Sometimes it may take days to get you into the court where the warrant was issued. If you have a Massachusetts you need to know
1. Your Massachusetts Driver’s License is Suspended
If you have a Massachusetts warrant then by law your Massachusetts driver’s license has to be suspended. The suspension is place until the court informs the registry that the warrant has been removed. If you own a car and it is registered to you the police may pull over on that information alone. In the age where almost all police departments have license plate readers it is important to know that you do not have to make a traffic violation to get stopped by the police.
2. Your Out state Drivers License if Nonrenewable
If you are not a Massachusetts driver but have a warrant in Massachusetts chances are that you will not be able to renew your license until you clear up the warrant. You don’t need to resolve the entire case but most require that the warrant is removed.
3.You Must Remove Your Warrant in Court
If there is an outstanding warrant you go to the courthouse to remove it. You do not have to go to the police station (unless South Boston Court). Unless a judge set bail you do not have to go to a cell or any type of jail.
4. A judge Can Set a Cash Bail
If you have been in default for a long time, have a history of defaults, or it is a serious case the judge can set a cash bail. There are no bail bondsmen in Massachusetts. If a judge sets a cash bail that is the amount you need to lace with the clerk in order to be released.
5.You Need to Consult with a Lawyer Before You Removfe Your Warrant
A Massachusetts attorney that knows how to remove warrants can help you, He may even have it so that you can avoid going to court and can potentially resolve the case without you being present. If the attorney cannot have you avoid court, he can advise you on the best way to resolve the warrant and negotiate for no cash bail. If you are required to appear in court it is always best to come in with a lawyer. Appearing at court with lawyer shows that your taking the matter serious and may be a factor a judge uses in deciding to not set a bail.
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan has successfully removed warrants for people from many different states. Attorney Donovan has helped people remove warrants for both serious and not so serious matters. Call Attorney Donovan for a free consultation at 617 479-1800.