Even the most experienced drivers on the road tend to mess up every now and again, whether it be failing to stop fully at a stop sign or making a turn without using a turn signal. While it carries a bad stigma, DUIs happen to even the most responsible and law-abiding citizens. Remember, however, that a DUI arrest does not automatically mean you are guilty.
A DUI accusation is extremely damaging to a person’s reputation as it carries a stigma of irresponsibility, recklessness, and incompetence, as well as hefty court fees and fines. If one is trying to get a job somewhere or is eligible for a promotion at their place of employment, that DUI charge can follow you around and harm any chances you have of rising through the ranks at your job, not to mention the social humiliation that sentence carries.
Having the right representation to avoid these kinds of issues arising in the future is imperative. If the worst should happen and you do find yourself arrested for the crime of driving while under the influence, Daniel P. Flores and his talented legal staff are your best option for resolution of your case and a return of normalcy to your life.
Under most common conditions, if arrested for a DUI, you will be released on bail. Bail is the release of a defendant with the promise to appear later. You will inevitably be ordered to appear in court to plead guilty or not guilty and face the consequences if found guilty by a judge. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, a guilty verdict could carry jail time, a fine, suspension of your driver’s license, and/or forfeiture of your driver’s license fully.
When a person fails to show up for their appointed court date, no matter the circumstance for the absence, a warrant is issued for that person’s arrest. A warrant is an official document ordered by a judge or court to authorize the police or a law enforcement branch to make an arrest, search for evidence of a crime based upon probable cause, or various additional acts relating to the reason for the warrant itself.
Absolutely, yes. While it might not seem just, it is fairly common for warrants that are issued to never be served. The reason for this is that most police departments lack the necessary resources to serve all warrants and, instead, focus on larger cases/warrants to use manpower on. They also might not be able to serve a warrant if the information on the suspect is not up to date in their system and they cannot find that person.
Even if a warrant has not been served, it is still active, and it has no statute of limitations or “expiration date.” If you are arrested or “picked up” on the warrant, you still must face the charge.
The two things you should first do when you find out you have a DUI warrant: 1. Don’t panic, and 2. Call Daniel P. Flores to represent you in court at once, as you do not want to face this kind of charge alone. Ignoring the situation will not make it go away; it will simply make the situation worse.
The easiest course of action to get the warrant to “go away” is to appear in court or have your attorney appear in your stead. Whether or not you can have your attorney appear on your behalf is dependent upon the seriousness of the charge. In this situation, your attorney should be someone who is familiar with this type of crime and has expertise in this area; for this, there is no better choice than having the team from The Law Offices of Daniel P. Flores in your corner.
While there is certainly no obligation to hire an attorney, it is the best way to make the process go smoothly and makes it more likely to get a “not guilty” verdict. This is especially true in cases of felony DUI in West Covina. Judges tend to deal better with people who work within the criminal law system, and Mr. Flores has a good rapport with the judges in West Covina. This will ensure you get the fairest treatment rather than deal with the complex court system on your own while also simultaneously juggling your day-to-day life.
Having a warrant recalled simply means that the court reverses its authorization to have you arrested based on failing to appear or other situations. If your warrant is recalled, you no longer have to live in fear of arrest at any time. For this, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney like Daniel P. Flores so he can fight to get your warrant recalled immediately.
While it depends largely on the seriousness of the crime and the evidence, rest assured that Daniel P. Flores and his staff will fight the hardest for your rights and for justice to prevail. Even if a guilty verdict is found, Mr. Flores will make sure you have the minimum punishment so you can continue with your life, free of the burden of handling the minutiae of court details and appointments. It is possible that after a warrant is recalled, the prosecution dismisses a case because they no longer have the necessary evidence to proceed, or the defendant has had their Constitutional rights violated in some form or fashion. If there has been a miscarriage of justice, Daniel P. Flores will find it.
A criminal charge is nothing more or less than an accusation and does not necessarily mean you are guilty of the crime of which you are accused. The burden of proof is on the accuser (the prosecution/state), and all persons are innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.
To make sure your rights are upheld and the responsibilities of the courts and law enforcement are followed to the letter, call The Law Office of Daniel P. Flores for a free, no-risk consultation today.
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