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What Happens During an Arrest

  • The person being arrested is notified that a warrant was issued for their arrest and is told the reason or cause for the arrest warrant.

  • The officer does not need to inform the person they have an arrest warrant if the person flees or forcibly resists arrest, or if giving such information would put the officer at risk of being harmed.

  • An officer does not need to have the warrant in their possession at the time of the arrest. After the arrest, if the person arrested requests to see the warrant, the warrant must be shown as soon as practicable.

  • Will see judicial officer within 24 hours and release conditions, including bond, might be considered. (ARCrP Rule 4.1)

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