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The Facts About Ohio Warrants

In the state of Ohio, Arrest Warrants are authorized by a judge when a crime is committed to bring justice and hold accountable those who break the law. An arrest warrant in Ohio can be issued for felonies, misdemeanors, and even traffic violations that have been ignored. It's important to know if you have a warrant in your name since you can be detained at any time. In addition, legal consequences may include loss of license, facing fines, or serving a prison sentence. The easiest and most convenient way to find out if there's a warrant in your name is to use an online search system to conduct a background record search.

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What is an Arrest Warrant?

In the United States an arrest warrant is issued by a judge in response to a crime which authorizes the arrest of a suspect or the search and seizure of an individual's property. The warrant must name the person suspected of committing the offense and be supported by probable cause. Probable cause is determined through evidence collected against a suspect at the scene of a crime or sworn witness affidavits.

All evidence must be formally presented in front of a judge in a court of law for careful consideration. Based on the evidence a judge will then decide whether to issue a warrant. Law enforcement must be able to prove that the individual in question most likely committed the crime in order to get a legal warrant and carry out an arrest.

Note that a warrant does not prove a person is necessarily guilty. That can only be decided in a court of law. Based on the Constitution of the United States, a person is innocent until proven guilty and has a right to a fair and just trial.

An arrest warrant may be issued in the state of Ohio in three ways: 1. An arrest warrant can be issued in court by a judge 2. A prosecuting attorney can file a motion for an arrest warrant after the indictment against an accused has been returned 3. An arrest warrant may be issued when an affidavit is filed in court in accordance with
Ohio Code 2941.36.


Do Warrants Expire?

The answer to that question is no. A warrant remains active until it's satisfied with the court by either an arrest or payment of fines. If a warrant is active for some time it's known as an outstanding warrant and may show up on background checks. Law enforcement has access to all outstanding warrants so if you find yourself with a warrant you can be arrested anytime or any place.

It's strongly advised if you have a warrant in your name that you address it as soon as possible to avoid further problems with the law. Seeking legal advice is helpful since only a lawyer can represent you in court and work in your best interests. A lawyer can even get the warrant removed from your record if you're eligible to have the record expunged.


Can Police Arrest Me Without an Arrest Warrant in Ohio?

Even though an arrest warrant is mandatory there are situations where an arrest warrant can be overlooked, provided certain guidelines are followed by law enforcement. If a crime is committed in plain view and witnessed by law enforcement, they are legally required to take action due to their sworn duty to protect the law. This means you will be arrested for any crime they catch you participating in even though no warrant exists at the time. If the police or other law enforcement agency come across a person with a warrant in their name, they are legally bound to arrest this person even if the officer does not have the warrant in his/her possession. That's why it's important to know if you have an outstanding warrant. All branches of law enforcement have access to warrant information and will act on it if necessary.


What happens After I'm arrested in Ohio?

After an arrest you will have to wait in jail for booking. At the earliest availability of the court, you will be presented in front of a judge who will hear the details of your case. The period between detention and the hearing is usually within 48 hours. Bail may be granted at this time. You will also have the option of speaking with a lawyer for counsel. In case the arrest is made outside of the issuing county, the alleged offender shall be taken to the most convenient court.

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