Indianapolis, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: What does it mean if they say probable cause affidavit for arrest warrant?

Does this mean they will come to your house?

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1 Lawyer Answer
James A Hanson
James A Hanson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: In order to get a warrant, law enforcement must show the judge some evidence that demonstrates probable cause that evidence of criminal activity is present at a certain place or that a certain person committed a certain crime and should be arrested. The Probable Cause Affidavit is a sworn statement that provides the evidence for the Court to review when making the decision regarding whether or not to issue the requested warrant.

If law enforcement secure a warrant, then they will execute that warrant at the place specified and in the manner specified in the warrant.

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