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How do they issue an arrest warrant before they charge you? And does the court have to notify you of charges?

Franklin, OH |

I was arrested with out being formally charge was wondering how they obtain a warrant without a court notifying Me?

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Attorney answers 1


There are different ways that you can get an arrest warrant where a court does not have to notify you. If a grand jury meets and you get indicted, then the court could issue a warrant on that indictment. This sometimes happens when the court does not have a good address or no address to serve the indictment. You can also get a warrant for failing to appear in court, either for an initial appearance or arraignment of charges. Your best bet is to contact a lawyer or call the clerks office to find out where the warrant originates from and why?