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Question by  mturkme (17)

What does "request" mean on an open warrant?

The word "request" appears on this warrant, with box beside it checked. What does this mean?


Answer by  patti (29325)

The warrant is prepared for the judge's approval. When the "request" box is ticked off, it means that the judge reviewed and approved the warrant.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Warrants are presented to the judge. S/he checks off "request" and signs the warrant, which means the law is authorized to carry out the warrant, whatever it's for.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

It just means that the request will take place. They will search your house or property or wherever the license is issued from. That is exactly what it means. Request is basically a warning before they will actually conduct the search but other than that, it means nothing more or less.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

It means exactly what it says. When the paperwork goes before the judge it is checked off as a request for the open warrant. After searching to find out if it means more than that I could not find any information that indicates it would mean anything else.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

It's a courtesy term, you don't have the option of not showing in court without forcing legal repercussions. In a way it's ironic and probably a social move to make the police or courts appear more "human". It's all just cosmetic in a way, and at best it's meant for their benefit.

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