Types of Warrants

Concerning criminal law, many people have a very limited knowledge about the specifics of the legal procedure or their actual legal rights. For example, a large majority of people do not understand a warrant or how it is used. By definition, a warrant is a court-issued document that gives an individual - usually a law enforcement agent - the right to carry out an action that would otherwise be considered a violation of an individual's rights.

There are a number of different warrants law enforcement agents can use in criminal cases. And although there are many different types of warrants, all of them allow a police officer or other agent to violate someone's rights such as arresting them and taking them to court, or even entering a person's home to perform a search. For more information about warrants or to speak with a qualified attorney about your case, contact the Austin criminal defense lawyers of Ian Inglis today at (512) 472-1950.

Common Types of Warrants

There are a few common warrants courts can grant to law enforcement agents. Three of these include the following:

  • Arrest warrants give officers the right to arrest and detain an individual
  • Search warrants allow officers to search a person's home or property for evidence in a criminal case
  • Execution warrants give one the right to enact the death sentence

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For more information about warrants and whether an officer properly used one in your case, contact the Austin criminal defense lawyers of Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today.

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