A bench warrant is issued by a judge when a defendant violates the rules of the court. Most often, the defendant has simply failed to show up. Once a bench warrant is issued, however, the police can treat it like any other arrest warrant and use it to bring the defendant back in front of the judge.
How to Quash a Warrant
To quash a bench warrant in Pierce County District Court, you must go to the Operations Division (CCB) in person:
930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402