Albuquerque, NM asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: A police officer was called out on a complaint, turned out to be civil. He performed a NCIC on the spot.

Found an outstanding warrant for me in FL. He threatened to arrest me if we returned to the property. This left us homeless, immediately, literally, and we lost most of our possessions that were left after moving due to COVID. We are now destitute. Was this legal for this officer to do this to me?

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Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg
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  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: I am very sorry for your situation but the short answer is yes - if the question is can the officer ran a criminal history on someone he legally contacts. If the warrant was out of state and a felony - he most likely would have arrested you and held you for extradition. Most often - when the warrant is for a minor crime - the police inform you of the warrant and then release you. I hope things work out for you. Best.

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