Marion County Criminal Defense Attorney

At The Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, we take all aspects of criminal defense seriously. This includes representing those who have been summoned to court on felony charges and have failed to appear resulting in a warrant for your arrest being issued. You will need a Marion County Criminal Defense Attorney by your side when you turn yourself in to the court to make sure your rights are upheld to the fullest extent possible and to reduce or eliminate the risk of immediate jail time.

If you suspect that their is a warrant out for your arrest the best option is to hire a Marion County Criminal Defense Attorney to represent you before you either turn yourself in or get arrested. By doing so you will demonstrate to the judge that you respect the law and take the court seriously. In addition, “our team” will have the time to prepare a defense for you and can fight whatever charges have been leveled against you. By doing this you have increased your chances that you won’t serve jail time. We can argue the merits of your case as to why you failed to appear in court. We can also represent you in defending against the charges which led to being summoned to court in the first place. Call The Law Office of John P.M. Rutan, 24/7 at 614-307-4343. We have the experience, passion and zeal as criminal defense lawyers that you need.

If you have a warrant issued for your arrest, it could mean you have failed to appear in court and could be arrested and jailed for almost anything including something as simple as a routine traffic violation. If there is a warrant for your arrest, you may have committed contempt against the court. The most common form of court contempt is failing to appear for a scheduled court date. You need to hire a Marion County criminal defense attorney that knows that you have three options if you suspect that there is a warrant out for your arrest.

You may elect to do nothing. You may think that your legal problems have gone away because you have not been arrested as of yet for your failure to appear in court, but they haven’t . The longer you wait to turn yourself in or be arrested, the higher the fines, and the less understanding a judge will be.

You can turn yourself in to the police. This option is much better than doing nothing as it demonstrates to the court that you want to clear the matter up, but you will by unprepared to argue your case and extremely nervous as and will may be looking at jail time. The first thing the judge will ask you at your hearing is if you have a lawyer, so you will need to hire a Marion County criminal defense attorney in a hurry anyway. You will be upset and unprepared to represent your side of the story and will pretty much fall on the mercy of the judge who may not be too sympathetic to you if you have let your warrant go unattended for a long period of time.

Your best option in all cases is to immediately contact a Marion County criminal defense attorney in order to minimize if not eliminate the amount of time you have to spend in jail. If there is a bench warrant out for your arrest in Franklin County Ohio, you need to call us, The Rutan Law firm, 24/7 at 614-307-4343

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