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    bench war·rant


    • 1. a written order issued by a judge authorizing the arrest of a person charged with some contempt, crime, or misdemeanor.
  2. Bench Warrant. Speaking more technically, 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

  3. Bench warrant. A bench warrant is a summons issued from "the bench" (a judge or court) directing the police to arrest someone who must be brought before a specific judge either for contempt of court or for failing to appear in court as required. Unlike a basic arrest warrant, a bench warrant is not issued to initiate the first criminal action.

  4. Warrant definition, authorization, sanction, or justification. See more.

  5. The lawyer sends a demand letter to the prosecuting attorney in the jurisdiction that issued the warrant, including the information about the case number and the reason for the warrant's issuance. The letter includes reasons why the offender failed to appear when that warrant was issued, especially if it was the result of being incarcerated.

  6. Typically, this is the arrest warrant or the arrest and booking report. ARREST WARRANTS Florida arrest warrants must be in writing, setting forth substantially the nature of the offense, commanding the person to be arrested, with the person's name (or if unknown, with a reasonable certain description), the date issued, the county, and must be ...

  7. › jislink › publicDocket Codes - Wa

    Bench Warrant Issued - Copy Filed (Changes case management status, see Note 1 below.) Cases with this code display in JIS case history with a warrant status of I (issued). BID

  8. warrant: [noun] guarantee, security. ground, justification. confirmation, proof.

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