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Don’t Let an Old Massachusetts Default Warrant Ruin Your Summer

1384295_resting_on_the_boat.jpgI see it all too often. A person has an unresolved criminal case or probation matter and they forget or fail to come to court or visit with their probation officer when told to. Sometimes people get into trouble at different points in their lives when they abused alcohol or drugs and they accrue criminal matters that they have never fully resolved and these matters remain a nagging distraction and source of fear or unnecessary stress due to the potential for immediate arrest. It does not have to be that way, especially with the help and guidance of an experienced Massachusetts warrant removal lawyer. You do not have to live your life in fear of being arrested when the police run your name through the Massachusetts warrant management system when you get pulled over for a routine traffic ticket or during some incident that puts you in contact with the police. Unfortunately, many people choose to ignore the past and go it alone with the hope that the police and the courts forget about them. It simply does not work this way. The police will go to great lengths to find you even if you have done nothing else wrong. Under Massachusetts law, annual lists of individuals are compiled and distributed to law enforcement.

In an action that police named “Operation Summer Bummer”Norfolk and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Departments teamed up with other local law enforcement agencies to arrest dozens of people with outstanding felony warrants on June 1, 2012. These people will be taken to the nearest court location and will stand before a judge to explain why they have not come to court to answer on their individual case. The judge will hear from the prosecutor and the probation department to get their input as to whether or not the person should be held in custody on bail or in custody without bail pending the adjudication of their case. With the right criminal defense lawyer, an effective argument can be made to convince a judge to release a client on his or her own personal recognizance or promise to come back to court, especially when the client comes to court with a lawyer on his or her own and not in the back of a police car. This is why it is extremely important to hire a skilled Boston, Massachusetts warrant/default removal attorney before the police start looking for you. You don’t want to be walking on the street on a sunny Friday afternoon to be stopped by the police for some reason and let them find out that you have an old default warrant. Under this example, they are legally obligated to arrest you on the spot and hold you until the court opens on Monday.

I have written about the process to remove outstanding criminal default warrants in Massachusetts. As I have mentioned, a person remains at risk of obtaining and/or renewing a driver’s license with an outstanding default warrant. If you hold a professional license, certificate or permit in Massachusetts you may receive notice of suspension due to a default warrant. With the right attorney in your corner, your lawyer will be able to negotiate with the district attorney’s office or probation department before you come to court to avoid any direct or collateral consequences. Knowing that you have an agreement in place before you go to court can help relieve the stress and anxiety associated with the default removal process in Massachusetts.

The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has successfully assisted many clients with the resolution of arrest/default warrants even decades old. Attorney Murphy has valuable experience helping clients who reside in other states or countries to remove and resolve court defaults and open criminal cases, including probation surrender matters. Benefit today from Attorney Murphy’s skill and experience as a Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense attorney and allow him to utilize his cordial working relationships with the criminal courts and the district attorney’s office to help resolve your case. Attorney Murphy will contact the court, prosecutor and probation department to negotiate and implement all arrangements for immediate removal of your Massachusetts default warrant. Don’t let your summer be a bummer. Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy now. Pat Murphy is available to speak with you 24/7 to assist you with your warrant removal issue.