Probation Violation Turned into Bench Warrant
Posted on Jul 14, 2015 5:08pm PDT
What Happens When You Violate a Term of Your California Probation?
When a individual is sentenced in California they are given a set of terms to be completed by the judge that are part of their criminal plea. If you fail to complete a term of your probation such as failing to pay a fine, or failing to complete a
DUI program the court will hold an ex parte hearing and revoke your
probation for failure to complete all or some of your probation terms. The court will then issue a
bench warrant for failing to complete your terms of
probation. In some cases like a
DUI or some specific driving offenses, the revocation of your probation, and the issuance of a
bench warrant will alert the California DMV, which will put a hold on your drivers license until the
California bench warrant has been cleared.
If you have an active bench warrant due to a
probation violation it is always advisable to hire an attorney to recall the
bench warrant and get your
probation reinstated. As i have mentioned in previous blog entries a
California bench warrant will remain active until you appear in front of a judge either on your own or through an attorney and recall the