FTA (Failure to appear), is a warrant issued by the judge from whose court you failed to appear in. Whether you forgot to appear in court or had a conclusive circumstance for failing to appear, you should seek professional assistance. A FTA warrant can become a misdemeanor offense. If you do nothing and continue to ignore the bench warrant, you could possibly get arrested or get your driver’s license suspended, besides your incurred fines increasing if your violation was a traffic offense. Failure to appear warrants don’t go away on their own; and are enforceable indefinitely until you appear before the judge. Whether your violation was criminal or traffic, the fact that you failed to appear in court and now have a bench warrant issued by the court is not taken lightly by the court systems or police officials. You need to get a lawyer who represents you to clean up the mess and keep you from receiving further fines and penalties. Call our California bench warrant lawyers.