Perryton, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Is it legal for the district attorneys office to pin charges no matter what just to get that person in jail

Also is it legal for them to wrongfully accuse, issue warrant without even question the suspect

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Most arrest warrants are sought by law enforcement rather than the office of the district attorney. In either case, it is a judge that actually signs the warrant, and that only happens after the judge determines that probable cause exists to believe the accused committed a crime. Probable cause can exist without questioning the suspect.

Actually CONVICTING the suspect of a crime requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which is a much higher standard of proof than mere probable cause. The defendant should hire the best criminal defense attorney available in the jurisdiction where the case is pending.

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