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Is it possible for someone to have an arrest warrant without informing the accused?


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    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Unfortunately it is and has happened many times. Not saying it is true.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/25/2013
    Robert J. Shane | Shane Law Office
    900 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (612) 339-1024
    Yes, prosecutors usually request arrest warrants in more serious cases where there the suspect presents a risk to public safety or there is a concern that the accused may not respond to a summons to appear in court. There is no requirement that an accused be informed of the existence of an outstanding arrest warrant as that would take away the element of surprise.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 1/24/2013
    Richard Williams | Law Office of Richard Williams
    301 Government Street, Suite 104
    Mobile, AL 36602
    (251) 272-3765
    Law enforcement everywhere are holding warrants for persons that they are not able to find. Once a person with a warrant is found they are arrested and taken to jail to be placed on docket.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 1/23/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    Yes. It happens all the time. It's called "bench warrant."
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/22/2013
    Andrea Storey Rogers | LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com
    P.O. Box 21686
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    (314) 724-5059
    Yes, an arrest warrant can be issued against you and the court doesn't have to notify you that they have issued the warrant.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri - Replied: 1/22/2013
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