When a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer represents someone who has an Arrest Warrant issued by the court, it can be a sticky situation. Sometimes the Warrant is due to some major felony, other times it is due to a past crime that may have been a miner felony. Either way, it means that the person could face jail time for lack of compliance with some court order.
Lindsay Lohan, a.k.a. "Lilo" - the young actress who has a long history of legal challenges and a troubled past, has a Los Angeles Arrest Warrant issued in her name. A judge in L.A. revoked the actress’ probation and issued the bench warrant after she failed to appear in court. Supposedly the actress lost her passport while overseas and has been unable to return to the United States for the legal proceeding. However, according to French authorities, she did not report her "stolen" passport to them contradicting what LiLo's criminal defense lawyer said during the hearing. The warrant stems from a DUI conviction in 2007. She will be fitted with a bracelet to detect if she has been drinking, which she is not allowed to do until she shows up for her hearing.
A Arrest Warrant is a court order that is issued after someone fails to appear in court. Law enforcement is allowed to detain the person based upon this court order in order to get that individual to appear in court, as per the judge’s orders. Having a Attorney in such a situation is absolutely vital, because otherwise the individual is at the mercy of the court, which could create serious problems. A warrant can lead to enhanced legal punishments, such as jail time, fines and probation.
At Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP, our Criminal Defense Attorneys have a long history of successfully defending people who are facing a Arrest Warrant. Our 50 plus combined years of legal experience allows us to have a unique, insiders’ perspective on how the courts and prosecutors follow up on such matters.
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