DUI defense firm in Orange County, Calif., we have pretty much seen and heard it all.
Nothing really surprises us anymore. Since we have so much knowledge about
California DUIs, we have made it one of our missions to share what we
know with the general public.
In this post, we’re going to address what to do when a person has
bench warrants for violating probation after two DUI convictions in two
different counties. Sounds a little unusual, but it’s not unheard
of and it happens more often that you might think.
When You Have Bench Warrants in Two Counties
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Let’s say that “John”
got a DUI in Orange County back in 2010. He went to DUI school, and he
performed his community service according to his probation. Then, in 2011,
he gets in a horrible
accident in Los Angeles County.
John was in a coma at the hospital for weeks. He had a traumatic brain
injury, internal injuries, and suffered from a broken wrist. John wasn’t
expected to survive but against all odds he did. Then, just when he thinks
it can’t get any worse, he find out that he got a DUI after a bench
warrant was issued.
He went to court, and because his wrist injury was so bad and he was awaiting
surgery, he couldn’t finish the probation in the Orange County case
from 2010. Now, five years later he’s partially disabled and wants
to find a way out of this mess WITHOUT going to jail.
What does someone do in this situation?
What Someone Should Do in This Situation
If you’re in a similar situation, the primary issue here is that
if you appear in one county’s court, they’re supposed to arrest
you on the other county’s warrant. While there’s no guarantee
that this will happen, you want to ensure that you hire an attorney to
appear on your behalf to get both warrants recalled.
Do not do this without a defense lawyer’s help. You need to retain
an Orange County DUI attorney, such as Virginia L. Landry. She can appear
in court on your behalf and ask the court to recall the warrant and reinstate your
DUI probation. You’ll also need to gather all of your medical records so these
can be submitted to the court.
Lastly, you’ll need to see a bail bondsperson to put up bail in both
cases, but we can explain this in further detail.
Address this right away by
contacting the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. for a
free case evaluation! Board Certified in DUI defense, we can help!