Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Texas

Q: CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR NO LICENSE PLATE, NO INSPECTION STICKER AND DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN TEXAS OR LOUISIANA?

MY EMPLOYER FORCED MYSELF AND OTHERS TO DRIVE THESE TYPE VEHICLES.

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Grant St Julian III

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A warrant is basically an order from a court instructing law enforcement to take a person into custody. A warrant for a ticket is the same as a warrant for murder, so yes, you can be arrested for the offenses listed if warrants are issued. Call an attorney in the county where the cases are pending. Good luck.

Kiele Linroth Pace

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can be arrested and taken to jail if the officer has probable cause to believe that you committed a crime for which the maximum penalty is a fine... in other words a crime for which jail is not a possible result.

See: Atwater v. City of Lago Vista 532 U.S. 318 (2001)

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