Types of Warrants
Citizens of the United States are offered many legal protections that make sure that they cannot be illegally searched or arrested and are allowed to defend themselves against criminal charges in a court of law. Police officers will typically be required to obtain a warrant before taking certain actions against individuals, including search, collection of evidence, and arrest.
When a warrant is requested, a judge will examine the facts presented and it will either be approved or denied. Once the warrant is issued, law enforcement officials may take action. It is important to understand the criminal process, especially if you or someone you love has been charged with a serious crime. For more information on warrants and criminal defense, contact the Champaign criminal attorneys of Bruno Law Offices by calling (217) 328-6000 today.
Warrants may be issued for:
- Search of a suspect’s vehicle or property
- Seizure of evidence for use in a criminal trial
- Arrest of an individual suspected of a crime
- Requiring a person to appear in front of a judge
In order for a warrant to be valid, it must include reasons for the search, a stated object of the search, a specific location, and a statement of what the law enforcement officials expect to find during the search. An experienced defense attorney can help inform you of your rights if you have a warrant out for your arrest, if you have been served a warrant to appear in court, or if you have been arrested and charged with a crime.