Washington, DC asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: Can a cop say he saw me driving an issue a warrant even though he didn't pull me over

This cop and I have been on the outs and we don't get along well one day he pulls up and is talking to me crazy he pulls off then he comes back and says that he has so many drive on two different occasions and he had issue a warrant for me both times he's drove by my house numerous times he's has seen me on porch he has seen me walking and never arrested me I had never just heard of that then being able to call and say they've seen someone driving an issue a warrant without them actually pulling the person over

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Daniel P Leavitt

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I don't think anything would prevent them from going before a magistrate and swearing out a warrant. I could be wrong about that, but I think they can do that. If they didn't stop you though, how do they prove it was you and not someone that looked like you? So they may have proof issues.

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