Warrants in Helena, Montana

Greg Beebe represents clients with outstanding misdemeanor and felony warrants throughout the City of Helena in Lewis and Clark County, and the City of Boulder in Jefferson County. He also represents clients throughout the surrounding areas of Montana.

Call 1 (406) 442-3625 today to find out what you can do after you learn that a warrant has been issued for your arrest. An arrest warrant can be issued for any of the following reasons:

  • during a criminal investigation;
  • after a failure to appear in court;
  • with a petition to revoke a suspended sentence;
  • after a violation of probation as an absconder; or
  • because of an allegation of contempt of court.

Attorney for Warrants in Helena, MT

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest pending in Helena, Montana, or the surrounding areas, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Beebe Law Firm.

Greg Beebe is experienced in representing people with an outstanding arrest warrant or after a failure to appear in court. Call today to find out what you need to do right now to protect your rights and resolve the case on the best possible terms.


Failure to Appear Warrants in Helena, Montana

If you are scheduled to appear in the Municipal Court in Helena and missed the court date, then a summons will be sent to the address on file. If you do not appear to the date on the summons, then an arrest warrant will be issued for your failure to appear, and your driving privileges may be suspended.

If you fail to surrender on the warrant, then the prosecutor can bring additional charges for bail jumping.


Bail-Jumping Crimes in Montana

Under MCA § 45-7-308, a person commits the offense of bail jumping if the person, having been set at liberty by court order, with or without security, upon condition that the person will subsequently appear at a specified time and place, purposely fails without lawful excuse to appear at that time and place.

The jury instructions for bail jumping in Montana can be found in MCJI 7-110.

The charge of bail jumping in Montana applies to a person who does not appear in connection with a charge of having committed a misdemeanor only where the judge has released the person on his own recognizance. MCA § 45-7-308(3).

In State v. Nolan, 2003 MT 55, 314 Mont. 371, 66 P.3d 269, the Defendant was mistakenly released from custody, and the Court held that the State, therefore, failed to prove that the Defendant was released by court order, a necessary element of bail jumping.

The elements of bail jumping crimes in Montana include: 

  1. That the Defendant was set at liberty by court order, with or without security, upon condition that he/ she subsequently would appear at a specified time and place; and
  2. That the Defendant purposely failed without lawful excuse to appear at that time and place.

Additional Resources

Warrants in the Municipal Court in Helena - The Municipal Court in Helena, Montana, maintains an arrest warrant list showing any active warrant pending in the Helena Municipal Court. The warrant list is updated on Monday of each week.

Helena Municipal Court - The Helena Municipal Court (formerly Helena City Court) is part of the state judicial system and enforces laws for the City of Helena. Helena Municipal Court processes all misdemeanor criminal, misdemeanor traffic, animal control offenses, city ordinances, and orders of protection that occur within Helena City limits. The court’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Helena Municipal Court
Lewis & Clark County Courthouse
228 Broadway Ave.
Helena Montana 59601
Phone: (406) 447-8466
Fax: (406) 447-8265 

Finding an Attorney for Outstanding Warrants in Montana

If a warrant was issued for your arrest, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Beebe Law Firm in Helena, Montana, to discuss your case. Whether you are facing an outstanding arrest warrant after a criminal investigation, after a failure to appear in court, after a violation of probation or for an extradition warrant to bring you back to Montana, call 1 (406) 442-3625 today for more information. 

Greg Beebe can begin your defense today.


This article was last updated on Monday, August 1, 2016.

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Beebe Law Firm - Criminal Defense & DUI
1085 Helena Ave. Helena, MT 59601