Albuquerque Metro Court Warrants

Warrant in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

If you have recently discovered that you have a Warrant in Albuquerque, New Mexico – Call (505) 877-8787 today. Glenn Smith Valdez has handled hundreds of warrants in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, and has the experience and expertise you need when you are facing a Metro Court Warrant in New Mexico.

License Suspension?

If you have just discovered your old Albuquerque Metropolitan Court Warrant, the odds are that you were trying to renew your license, and were told that your license is suspended due to a Bernalillo County Metro Court Warrant. Before you will be able to have the suspension lifted, you will need to have the traffic warrant cancelled or quashed. We have handled hundreds of Metro Court Warrants and in most cases can do so without you having to return to Albuquerque for court. Once we have taken care of the traffic warrant, we will receive a license clearance document from the court.  We will send the clearance to the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department for you, and all that is left is the payment of a small (usually $25) reinstatement fee.  In many cases, we have been able to get the reinstatement fee waived for our out of state clients. Once the reinstatement fee is paid or waived, and the clearance is filed with MVD, it usually takes about 48 hours for the clearance to hit the computer system, after that, you can return to your local Motor Vehicle Department and get your license.

How do we handle Metro Court Warrants?

The first thing we will do for you is look up your case and determine what the bond is for your warrant. Many traffic warrant cases will require that a cash bond is posted with the Albuquerque Metro Court.  Once we have determined the amount of your Metro Court Bond, we will contact you and make arrangements to post the bond for you. We will collect the bond amount from you (along with our fee) and deposit it in a client trust account.  This special account is required by law, and enables us to post your bond with Metro Court by use of a trust check.

What Happens To The Metro Court Warrant Once  Bond Is Posted?

When we post your bond at Albuquerque Metro Court, the clerk will immediately cancel the warrant. This means that once bond is posted you will not have to worry about being arrested for the Metro Court Warrant.

After the warrant is canceled, the clerk will issue the driver’s license clearance discussed above, so that you can get your license reinstated. Next the clerk will set a court date for you to appear both for the Metro Court Warrant and the underlying charge. Glenn and his team will immediately inform you of your new Metro Court date.

I Live Out Of State and Cannot Possibly Return, What Can I Do?

For most of our Metro Court Warrant cases, especially those involving minor traffic violations, like speeding, no insurance, or even more serious traffic violations like driving on a suspended license, reckless or careless driving, we are able to waive the appearance of our out of state clients.  We will file the appropriate paperwork called a Waiver Of Appearance along with a Power of Attorney form and an Entry of Appearance that allows us to appear on your behalf. If the Metro Court Judge grants the Waiver of Appearance (and they usually do), you do not have to appear in Metro Court, and we will appear for you.

What Happens At The Court Date For My Metro Court Warrant?

When Mr. Valdez appears for you at your court date, he makes sure that the two of you have discussed your goals and objectives. Primarily, the goal is always a dismissal of all the charges, including the Failure to Appear that resulted in the Metro Court Warrant. For older Warrant cases, the original charges will be dismissed if the Officer who charged you doesn’t appear for court. In some cases, the Officer may appear, but cannot remember issuing the citations or the circumstances that resulted in the charge, and most of those cases are dismissed as well, as Glenn has a great reputation as an aggressive and excellent trial litigator.  Like most of us, the last thing an Officer wants to experience is a cross examination where he or she would have to admit they don’t remember why they did something. Even in those cases where the Officer appears and does remember the case, Glenn can often persuade the Officer to agree to dismiss the citation, allow the defendant to make a small donation to the Crime-stoppers program or some other local program and then dismiss, or agree to a deferred sentence, where a no-contest plea is entered and court costs are assessed, but the charge is dismissed after 30, 60, or 90 days. All of the possibilities will be discussed with you so that you know your options when you  make the final decision about your Metro Court Case.

What if there is a trial?

If there is a trial in your Metro Court Warrant case, you can be confident in a great result if you have hired Glenn Smith Valdez to represent you. He will conduct the trial for you from start to finish, with a cross-examination of the officer over every aspect of the case, from the officer’s initial observations, through the investigation, including the constitutionality of the officer’s actions, and the officer’s training, background and experience.  With more than 18 years of trial experience, if there is a way to win your trial, Glenn will find it. After the trial, the Metro Court Judge will address the Metro Court Warrant. Glenn will do all that he can to make sure the Judge understands and takes into consideration what happened that caused you to miss court and get a warrant issued. Although the Judge has the authority to fine or even jail you  for a Metro Court Warrant, in almost every case Glenn is successful in convincing the judge to only impose the state mandated warrant fee. Once the trial is completed and the Judge has addressed the Metro Court Warrant,  Glenn and his staff will contact you by phone and email, giving you a complete update and instructions about what to do next.

Get a Great New Mexico Lawyer To Handle Your Metro Court Warrant

When you hire Glenn Smith Valdez to represent you for you Albuquerque Metro Court traffic warrant, you are getting much more an a traffic ticket attorney. Glenn has practiced law for over 18 years and fights hard for all his clients. He is an outstanding trial litigator who is well known and respected by judges, police officers and his fellow lawyers. A member of both the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he is recognized as one of New Mexico’s Top 100 Trial lawyers. If you really want to know what he can do, take a look at some of his results here. Remember, a good lawyer can help, a great lawyer can win. Call (505) 877-8787 and put a great lawyer to work on your Albuquerque Metro Court warrant today.

 

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