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Authority to Arrest without a Warrant

Some people are not aware of their rights when it comes to being arrested without a warrant. Police officers may read an individual his or her rights, but this does not always mean that the officer will comply with these rights. If an officer arrests an individual for a crime, he or she should be sure that the arrest is justified under the law.

Individuals who have been arrested - whether guilty or not guilty - deserve a fair trial and deserve to be treated fairly by police officers. For more information on what warrants an arrest, contact Austin criminal lawyer Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950.

Warrants and Texas Law

Of course, there are a number of crimes for which people can be arrested without a warrant. Some of the most common suspects and crimes that may be subject to an arrest without a warrant include:

  • People found in criminal areas and under circumstances that lead an officer to believe he or she is guilty of a crime
  • People who the officer believes has assaulted or has sexually assaulted another person
  • People who the officer believes is possessing illegal substances
  • People who the officer has reason to believe is possessing illegal weapons or equipment.

Police officers cannot take the law into their own hands by abusing an individual or restricting someone of their civil liberties.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been arrested under conditions that should have required a warrant, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis immediately at (512) 472-1950.


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