Q: What happens when the police doesn't return the warrant to the court and the State still uses the document to prosecute?
A: Apparently it did finally show up in Court for the Judge to peruse. Search Warrants do have to be returned with the execution annotated thereon, but Arrest Warrants can be used in a variety of ways. It can easily be dismissed, yet you can still get Indicted at Criminal Court. You may wish to move for a Continuance so you can examine the Arrest Warrant in preparation for a Preliminary Hearing if still at General Sessions.
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