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Pasadena Felony and Misdemeanor Attorney

By ignoring outstanding warrants or probation obligations, a minor problem can escalate rapidly into a serious one. If you’ve been arrested on a bench warrant, or if you’re aware of outstanding warrants but don’t know what to do about them, contact Pasadena bench warrant attorney Mark Khalaf. He’ll be able to explain your options and work toward reasonable bond terms, or better yet, release on your own recognizance. Most of all, he can help you take the initiative on dealing with the charges underlying the warrants.

Confusion and fear of the unknown are perfectly reasonable excuses for not dealing with outstanding warrants when you know you’ve failed to attend a court hearing on any charge, and as time goes on, it’s easy to assume that nothing further will happen. As a practical matter, however, you’re always better off when you contact the court before an arresting officer contacts you. You’re much likelier to get acceptable bond terms, because you won’t be marked as a high risk to miss the next court date. You’ll be considered for release on your own recognizance. And it will be easier to deal with the criminal charges that resulted in the issuance of the warrant in the first place.

The sooner you deal with unresolved warrants the better off you’ll be, and no matter how much time has passed, you’ll fare better if you make the first move instead of having the warrants turn up on a traffic stop.

The same considerations apply to persons who are on probation or other conditional release, but have failed to report to a probation officer. If you are arrested for a probation violation, you have no right to a jury trial to determine whether or not you’re subject to revocation and return to prison. The judge simply needs to find it more likely than not that you have violated your probation.

Pasadena probation violation attorney Mark Khalaf has a great deal of experience working with prosecuting attorneys and probation officers in dealing with the consequences of outstanding warrants and probation violations. There’s no need to delay resolution of these matters any further. Because you’re going to get better treatment and lighter consequences when you don’t wait for them to find you, contact Pasadena bench warrants lawyer Mark Khalaf to get a specific idea of how you can improve your situation by taking care of warrants or probation violations.

Khalaf & Khalaf
33 South Catalina Avenue
Suite 202
Pasadena, California 91106

Toll Free: (888) 700 - 0066
Office: (626) 486 - 0166
Fax: (626) 486 - 0218
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The Pasadena, CA law firm of Khalaf & Khalaf serves clients in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, & Orange County; and the citites of Torrance, San Fernando, Alhambra, Bellflower, Victorville, Long Beach, Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Glendale, South Pasadena, Alta Dena, Santa Clarita and throughout Southern California.