The unprecedented budget cuts facing the San Diego County Superior Court have motivated changes that clearly benefit criminal defendants. Efforts are being made to clear out relatively minor matters that take up an undue consumption of court time and money. The great majority of misdemeanor criminal warrants, for example, have become easier than ever to clear. The clerks at the downtown court are authorized to recall warrants and to reassign individuals to complete conditions of probation such as public work service, alcohol programs, volunteer work, anger management, and many other types of common reassignments. Attorneys may clear the most common misdemeanor warrants at the business office of the court without actually having to appear. Criminal defendants should not risk arrest on these type of warrants, they should contact an attorney to see if their warrant might easily be cleared.
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