Can a police officer issue a warrant for possession of marijuana if the person has not been charged? 9 Answers as of April 23, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Issuing the warrant means the person has been charged. Stop thinking and retain an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Courts issue warrants. Often those warrants are based on statements about probable cause made by police officers. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 4/22/2013
Connell-Savela
Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
Yes, often the warrant is the first step to arrest a person for marijuana if the police are investigating a felony charge, they will often file for an Arrest Warrant prior to filing charges I have handled many marijuana cases with great success.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 4/22/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If an arrest warrant has been issued, the defendant would not know if charges had already been filed. In this case, it sounds like charges were indeed filed, and subsequent to that, a warrant was issued for the defendant's arrest.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/22/2013
Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
If a warrant for an arrest is issued, it means the person has been charged with a criminal offense.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 4/22/2013
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    This question makes no sense. A warrant can be issued to arrest someone. A summons can be issues for possession of marijuana. A summons is a charge.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/22/2013
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    Yes
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/22/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Yes, that is a common and correct process. Get an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/22/2013
    Law Offices of Jeffery L. Fanto
    Law Offices of Jeffery L. Fanto | Jeffery L. Fanto
    Police officers in the State of Michigan may only request the issuance of an arrest warrant or a search warrant. They have no authority to independently issue warrants. What you may be describing is an officer requesting the issuance of a search warrant based on probable cause that an individual is possessing or selling marijuana.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/22/2013
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