As a bail agent, I work daily with people who have been arrested, as well as the court and jail systems, which results in an understanding of the entire process. The criminal justice system is complex, and it can be confusing to try to sort through all the information available online. It’s important to understand how arrest warrants work in Colorado, especially if you have a loved one who has been charged with a crime. Here are a few insights into how an arrest warrant works so you know what to expect if you or someone you know has been charged with a crime.
How Arrest Warrants Work
First, it is important to understand that not all arrests take place at the scene of or at the time of an alleged crime. While this is true in some cases, such as after being pulled over for a DUI, or after the police respond to a domestic violence call, many arrests happen after the alleged crime. After an alleged crime has been reported, a police officer will often work to gather evidence to establish probable cause.
Obtaining the Arrest Warrant
Once a police officer believes he or she has enough evidence to establish probable cause, they will submit an affidavit to a judge. The judge will determine if probable cause has been established, and will then issue an arrest warrant. Arrest warrants usually state the name of the person will be arrested, the crime they are charged with, and the jurisdiction of the court issuing the warrant.
Arrested? Call All Day All Night Bail to Get Out of Jail Fast
Once a law enforcement officer has obtained an arrest warrant, they are legally allowed to find and arrested the person whose name is on the arrest warrant at any time or at any place. If an arrest warrant has been issued for you or someone you love, don’t hesitate: Call All Day All Night Bai Bonds immediately. In some cases, Mesa County bail bonds can be arranged so that you or someone you love doesn’t have to spend any time in jail. Give one of our experienced bail agents a call today to learn more.