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Warrants: What They Are and What They Mean

By Steven Rodriguez

In California, both arrest warrants and bench warrants are orders from a court or judge. Arrest warrants and bench warrants can be Federal or State issued and are executed by a law enforcement officer. A warrant refers to a specific type of authorization. Often on police shows such as “Law and Order” the detectives will search a place with a warrant issued by a judge. And there are many different types of warrants, arrest warrants, bench warrants, search warrants and so forth. A bench warrant allows for the immediate arrest of the individual named in the warrant. These can be issued for a “failure to appear” violation. An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by and on behalf of the state, which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual...continue to full post

Full post as published by LA Criminal Defense Blog on May 21, 2008 (boomark / email).

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