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?
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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