Criminal question

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

Can the authority's refuse to issue out a warrant for you and not tell you what the warrant is for?

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  1. Edwin Drantivy

    Contributor Level 18

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    Answered . If by "authority" you mean the police, then the police normally either issue a warrant or they do not based on the facts of the case, not whether they do want to or refuse to do so. If you ask the police what the warrant says, they may tell you while executing it.

  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . The police in NYC generally don't get warrants because it requires filing a complaint in court which prevents them from questioning the defendant.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Malosack Berjis

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . I'm going to edit the practice area of your post to "Criminal Defense" for better exposure.

    Ms. Berjis is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and... more

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