Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Can a Warrant Issue When I Have Never Been Arrested for a Crime?
Yes, a warrant can issue even when you have never been previously arrested or cited for a criminal offense. The issuance of a warrant for your arrest is one way of quickly bringing you before the court to face criminal charges. The decision to request a warrant is made by the prosecuting attorney and is reserved for more serious criminal offenses such as aggravated assault, burglary and high level drug offenses. Whenever there is a perceived threat to public safety, police and prosecutors don't want to take any chances that a dangerous suspect may flee the jurisdiction or continue to commit more crimes after receiving a summons in the mail to appear in court on some future date.