Indianapolis, IN asked in Criminal Law for Indiana

Q: Can a warrant be issued in Indiana for a cause that has been disposed.?

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

A: Your question is a bit confusing.

A warrant can be issued in a unique cause number prior to any charges being filed. This is done quite often and usually the unique cause is sealed until after the warrant is served.

A warrant can be issued as part of the initial filing of a felony charge as a means of getting the defendant booked into the system and presented for initial hearing.

A warrant can be issued during the case for failure to appear at a hearing or for violations of pretrial services or bond conditions.

A warrant can be issued after a judgment of conviction is entered if the sentencing includes probation and a petition to revoke probation has been filed.

Sometimes warrants are issued in a cause number for a 72 hour investigation which is then dismissed when the formal charges are filed in a new cause number.

These are all warrants for seizure of the person. There are also warrants to search for or seize evidence that can issue and various points in a case.

Not sure if these touch on your specific situation, but hope it helps.

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