Difference Between Arrest Warrant And Bench Warrant

I would like to know the difference between an arrest warrant and a bench warrant.

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Arrest Warrant: Ordinarily, the police are supposed to obtain an arrest warrant, issued by a judge based on probable cause, before taking an individual into custody. There are, however, exceptions to this general rule that allow police to conduct warrant less arrests. Bench Warrant: A judge issues a bench warrant when an individual fails to appear in court. It is not at the request of the police. It is based on the court's jurisdiction over individuals to require their appearance in court.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018

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