Types Of Arrest Warrants

Violation Of Probation Warrant(VOP)

There are two types of probation violations: substantive and technical. A violation of probation warrant is written by the probation officer and sent to a criminal judge who signs the warrant if they deem it necessary. Once signed, the warrant is placed in the database for warrants.

Substantive Violations Are:

  • When you commit, are charged, and/or are accused of a new crime.

Technical Violations Are:

  • Failure to pass a drug or alcohol test with a positive result.
  • Failure to appear in a court-ordered class, meeting, counseling, and/or treatment.
  • Failure to complete community service.
  • Failure to pay legal and court costs/fees.
  • Without the permission of courts, leaving the jurisdiction.
  • Failure to agree/ to a drug or alcohol test.
  • Failure to check-in or report to the probation office.
  • Failure to update a change in address or any other necessary information.
  • Failure to update employment information.
  • Engaging in criminal activity.
  • Failure to comply with curfew.
  • Affiliating with another person who takes part in criminal activity.

Summons & Sworn Complaint Warrants

Summons Warrant

A summons warrant is when a criminal or traffic complaint has been filed and a written order by the courts requires you to appear in court on a certain date and time. If a summons is issued, a notice will be mailed to your last known listed address. Once you receive the notice you must pick up the summons from the Sheriff’s warrants department. If the summons is not collected, the courts will issue a warrant for your arrest.

Sworn Complaint Warrant

A sworn complaint warrant is when an individual or officer will file a sworn affidavit (complaint) against a person that they suspect of a crime. Most of the time, a sworn complaint results in a summons but may occur and/or conclude in an arrest warrant.

Probable Cause Warrant

Search Warrants

Search warrants are a warrant that can be issued when there is probable cause, supported by a sworn affidavit (sworn legal written document of facts) describing: “ the place or places to be searched, the person or persons, thing or things to be seized, the communication to be intercepted, and the nature of evidence to be obtained.”

Failure To Appear Warrants (FTA)

Failure to appear warrants are bench warrants issued when someone does not show up for court.

Extradition Warrants

Extradition warrants are a warrant issued by another state, asking that a fugitive be arrested and transported back to that state.