Arrest Without Warrant
Understanding the Significance of an Arrest Warrant
Arrest warrants were created to protect the rights of individuals. In order to obtain an arrest warrant in Wisconsin, an officer needs to submit information to a judge in the form of an affidavit that is provided under oath. This information might include a description of the crime, the suspects and any other evidence that illustrates probable cause.
If the judge signs the arrest warrant, a police officer is then authorized to make arrests, but they can arrest only the person or persons designated by the warrant.
Circumstances When Arrests Are Made Without Warrants
There are numerous situations when police officers are able to make arrests without warrants in Wisconsin. A few of the circumstances in which police can arrest you without a warrant include:
The officer witnesses you committing a misdemeanor offense.
The officer has good reason or probable cause to believe that you are committing or have committed a crime.
The officer has knowledge that a police agency has an arrest warrant for you.
What Are Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses?
Felony crimes are serious crimes that are accompanied by more serious penalties, a prison sentence of 1 year or more. Crimes such as shoplifting, trespassing and many traffic offenses are misdemeanors. They are punishable only by jail time in a county jail, usually with work release or the bracelet or other form of electronic monitoring. Felony crimes include robbery, murder, the sale of narcotics or other crimes that can result in multiple years in prison.
Hiring Criminal Defense Lawyers in Wisconsin
Whether you’ve been arrested with or without a warrant, you are going to need the advice and representation of experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin.
At Eisenberg Law Offices, you will find attorneys who have many years of experience and a vast knowledge of the criminal laws in Wisconsin. If you have been arrested for any type of crime in Wisconsin, we can provide you with strong representation and guidance.
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