Recall Warrants by calling Attorney Bill Byrnes at 636-949-9000 no charge to discuss your warrant.

Arrest warrant or other warrants  in St. Charles, St. Louis, Lincoln, Montgomery or Warren County, Missouri

Can a failure to appear lead to an arrest warrant? Yes.

How do I know if a court issued a warrant for my arrest in a Missouri Municipality?

A missed court date, failure to pay fines, or if a new criminal charge was just filed a person can have a warrant.  Once the court or police confirm your warrant is active and they locate you, you will most likely be arrested immediately.

First off, if you suspect you have an outstanding warrant it is in your best interest to call a lawyer as soon as you find out about it. Attorney Bill Byrnes at 636-949-9000 can help. Many times Bill can contact the right person, confirm when and why the court issued an arrest warrant and have the warrant recalled the same day.

Even if you have taken care of the issue or think the warrant is not valid, you should still speak with our defense attorney who can advise you on the proper procedures and documents required to get the warrant dropped.

If the warrant is valid, once you are taken into custody on the underlying charge, the judge may increase the bond amount citing that you are a flight risk evident by the fact you failed to take appropriate action in the first place. However, when you hire attorney Bill Byrnes, he will enter his appearance for you, request to withdraw the warrant and ask for a new court date or payment date. In the event posting bail is necessary, Bill will immediately work on a recognizance bond (no bail required if you promise to appear in court) or a reduced bond amount.

Give our office a call, for free at 636-949-9000. Payment Plans and Major Credit Cards Accepted.

What is Failure to Appear? ( FTA )

If you have been ordered to appear in court on a criminal case or traffic ticket, failing to do so will result in a bench warrant and severe consequences. A failure to appear in Court may subject you to additional fines and costs, suspension of your driver’s license and a warrant for your arrest. Call Bill for free for more information at 636-949-9000.

What Can Happen if I Have Failure to Appear in Missouri?

Failure to appear (FTA) is when a person who has failed to appear in a criminal, civil or traffic court at a set date and time. When a person fails to appear in court, a bench warrant can be issued. If the failure to appear involves a traffic matter, many St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren county and municipal courts notify the Missouri Department of Revenue and requested that your license be suspended. In many cases, if you don’t resolve a failure to appear, not only will your license be suspended but you may have a warrant issued as well. Driving while suspended has serious consequences. For more information see Driving While Suspended.

How we can help you.

Once your warrant is recalled, I will advise you on how to proceed. Depending on where you received your ticket in St. Louis, St. Charles, Warren or Lincoln County or in any one of the other cities that make up these Missouri Counties, I will provide you with information on next steps.

If the warrant is valid, and you or a loved one was arrested this can be quite scary. Contact or office for a free consultation at 636-949-9000.

Please Note:

The information contained in this site is a highlight/ summary of the circumstances that can arise. However, this site is not intending to provide legal advice and is not able to provide legal advice.


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