Warrants come in all shapes and sizes according to the crime, criminal nature of the crime, as well as the jurisdiction in which the crime has allegedly occurred. It is with jurisdiction that we seek to explain in this particular discussion on warrants, and more specifically-that of the city warrant. In the following examination of the nature of city warrants, we link how the jurisdiction of cities or municipalities characterizes a warrant from a court warrant entity; as well as what sort of city warrants can be court ordered from a city criminal justice entity.
To begin, a warrant is a court order that authorizes law enforcement to seek out and arrest a particular individual in relation to a particular crime or incident. There are a handful of different legal reasons why a court would order arresting of an individual, each with its own means of possible warrant protocol and punishment. Depending on the incident or crime and criminal in question, will determine both of these legal variables-and, for our purposes, on the topic of “city warrant” court orders.
At the city or municipal level, there are a number of reasons that a “city warrant” might be called for: a “city warrant” for apprehension, a “city warrant” for search and seizure, and/or a “city warrant” for a blatant disrespect of the court in a criminal or civil matter. For civil matters, a “city warrant” might be introduced to ensure that a witness to a dispute be present for court, or that a defendant be more respectful of the court proceedings-such as if they were dressed sloppy or showed blatant disrespect for the presiding judge. The same rules apply for a “city warrant” of a criminal manner as well; but there can be more to “city warrants” in criminal law than that of civil law.
Since it is the duty of most local or municipal courts to process crimes of a minor degree-such as simple misdemeanors or infractions of the law-in the case of apprehension, a “city warrant” will be authorized for a minor offense that the individual has yet to be arrested for, and requires a warrant. These “city warrant” orders are typically just referred to as simply “arrest warrants” or “city warrants” for arrest, for the general purpose of arresting the individual and bringing them in for processing of their alleged relation to a crime.
In the matter of search and seizure “city warrant” orders, the law enforcement assigned to the case may think that there is enough evidence connecting the criminal to the crime in order to search their property and seize all evidence as they deem fit, whereby also arresting the individual, but they need a “city warrant” prior to doing so. Since it is illegal for a search to be conducted without authorization-or a “city warrant” from a court, the law enforcement will have the city jurisdiction review the possible evidence, and see if there is enough probable cause for a search and seizure “city warrant”. If the court deems that there is, they will authorize a respective “city warrant”.
Lastly, a “city warrant” can be ordered for a blatant disrespect of the court in which the subject of the warrant is related. These types of “city warrant” orders are otherwise known as bench warrants, and are ordered by the court if anyone in his/her court disrespects him/her or the nature of the court proceedings. Common reasons why a city court judge may order a “city warrant” are if a witness fails to give testimony, a defendant doesn’t show up for their court date, a person is dressed sloppy at court, ect-basically if anyone shows a wanton disrespect for the court in which they are affiliated in any way, they are applicable for a “city warrant”. Despite the fact that many public and private entities equate city or municipal offenses and warrants with inconsequential crimes and incidents, the “city warrants” issued at this level can have the same serious consequences as any other jurisdiction enacting court orders. “City warrant” court orders should never be underestimated.