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
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
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
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