Savannah, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: (Chatham County, Ga) the probation officer of ,“Southeastern Corrections”, arrested a young lady for Prob. Violation

She was arrested June 6th, but they didn’t request the arrest warrant until June 16th. Not sure how that makes any sense, do they have that right?

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Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It depends what she was arrested for. Sometimes probation officers do arrest first, and issue the warrant later, if they have probable cause to believe a condition of probation was violated. For example, if the probationer goes to the probation office and tests positive for drugs, they would probably be arrested on the spot, and the arrest warrant would be drafted later on.

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