Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant, which is signed by a judge, is a court order that gives law enforcement the legal right to arrest someone for allegedly committing a crime. A judge can only issue an arrest warrant when they are given an affidavit that shows there is probable cause to believe that person listed on the arrest warrant is guilty of a crime. If you feel as if you were arrested without probable cause, or you have a warrant out for your arrest, contact a qualified Dallas defense attorney who is familiar with the Texas criminal process. 

Arrest Warrant Attorney in Dallas

Contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy today for a consultation about your alleged crime throughout Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, and Denton County in Texas. Richard McConathy is an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney who will make every effort to find errors made by law enforcement to potentially have you charges reduced or dismissed.

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Arrest Warrants in Dallas

After the arrest warrant is signed by the judge, law enforcement officials can carry out the arrest. According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure article 15.26, anytime a law enforcement official serves a warrant and makes an arrest, the alleged offender has to be notified by the officer that he or she is being arrested pursuant to a warrant. In order for the warrant to be valid, it must be signed by the judge, have the name or description of the alleged suspect, and have which offense(s) the individual is being accused of.

An alternative to an arrest warrant is a summons which gives the individual a particular time and date for which to appear in court. If an individual is given a summons, or given a traffic citation and fails to appear in court, or otherwise resolve the citation, the judge will issue a bench warrant. A bench warrant is issued for the arrest of an individual who has violated a court order, unlike arrest warrants, which are issued for individuals who are accused of a crime. 


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Warrantless Arrest in Dallas

In many cases, a warrant is required for an officer to arrest someone. However, under certain circumstances, law enforcement can make a warrantless arrest. Some of these instances that are listed in Article 14 of the Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure are:

  • An officer has probable cause to believe that an individual committed a felony and is about to escape
  • Law enforcement has recovered stolen property, and believes the suspect who is in their presence is guilty of stealing it
  • An officer sees the defendant commit a crime
  • The suspect voluntarily gives a statement to law enforcement that gives them probable cause to believe the suspect has committed a felony

If you have been arrested without being presented a warrant and you feel that law enforcement may not have probable cause to believe you committed a crime, contact an experienced Dallas defense lawyer immediately. 


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Fighting the Allegations against You

If you have been or arrested or have had a warrant issued for your arrest in Dallas, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas, including Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Denton, Plano, McKinney, Fort Worth, Rockwall, Johnson, Wise, Ellis, Arlington, Mesquite, Carrolton, Richardson, Lewisville or Frisco, contact Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy. Attorney Richard McConathy is knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law and will work tirelessly to fight the allegations against you.  

Call Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy for a free consultation at (972) 233-5700 about your alleged crime, and let these attorneys fight to preserve your reputation and freedom.


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