Warrants in Snohomish County, Washington
In Snohomish County, Washington, if you have missed a court date, either for arraignment, pre-trial, confirmation, trial or a probation hearing (Failure to Comply – FTC), the chances are high that the court has issued a warrant for your arrest. Depending on several factors, including the severity of the offense and your criminal history, the warrant could be set for a dollar amount, be a “no bail” warrant, be “recallable” or be a “no-recall warrant.”
Getting rid of a warrant is technically called “quashing the warrant” but is often referred to as “squashing.”
Depending on the court and type of warrant that was issued, a warrant can be handled several ways:
Being caught by a police officer, arrested and booked into jail
Paying a bail bondsman a non-refundable amount (usually 10% of the warrant amount + $50)
Signing up at the courthouse for a “warrant recall calendar” (not always possible)
Hiring an attorney to take care of the warrant
A bail bondsman will usually take 10% of the bond amount as a fee for handling the warrant then take a security interest in collateral for the rest of the amount. A good example is taking your vehicle title, so if you do not show up to court, the bondsman gets your vehicle.
An attorney can oftentimes quash your warrant either by filing pleadings or scheduling a hearing.
Depending on the dollar amount of the warrant, hiring an attorney can often be a cheaper alternative to hiring a bondsman. Depending on the case, the attorney may also agree to handle the warrant as part of representing you in the case.
If you know you have a warrant, or think you might have missed a court date, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation about quashing your warrant.
We assist our clients with their warrants in all of Snohomish County, Washington and Skagit County, Washington including:
Anacortes, Arlington, Arlington, Brier, Burlington, Concrete, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, La Conner, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Sedro Woolley, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Woodway.
These cities include the following courts in Washington: Anacortes Municipal Court, Burlington Municipal Court, Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, Mount Vernon Municipal Court, Sedro Woolley Municipal Court, Skagit County District Court, Skagit County Superior Court, Snohomish County District Court, Snohomish County Superior Court , South District Court.