Grand Junction, CO asked in Juvenile Law for Colorado

Q: How can a warrant be issued for a crime if law enforcement does not make contact with you to question you of crime?

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William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Need way more information to understand your particular scenario, but when the police conduct an investigation they are not required to take statements from every witness or every person involved. They just need to reasonably believe a crime has taken place and have reasonable belief that a particular person committed the crime to seek a warrant.

I can think of several cases, mostly domestics, were police never interviewed or took statements from the victim before arresting the abuser.

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