crime  legal


Question by  neo46 (22)

What, specifically, is a federal warrant?

How are they different than other warrants?


Answer by  Stan567 (417)

A federal warrant is an arrest warrant issued by a federal judge. Usually it means that someone has been charged with a federal offense by the United States attorney or violated some sort of federal supervision.


Answer by  adouglass (331)

A federal warrant is issued by a federal government agency such as the F.B.I. instead of local or state law enforcement. The crime committed has to be quite serious such as terrorism or drug trafficking for the federal govenment to become involved.


Answer by  dragonlady628 (7)

Federal warrants are only issued by a magistrate or federal judge in certain criminal cases. Before this takes place, a federal lawyer or police officer must present a statement of facts supporting the issue of a warrant. After the facts have been reviewed, the judge or magistrate makes the decision whether or not to issue the warrant.


Answer by  John (9008)

A federal warrant is one that is issued by a federal authority, usually a federal district court judge. Effectively, they are largely the same as any other warrant; if one comes up when the police stop you, you will wind up in jail.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

It is a warrant that has been issued by a federal court. It also puts the FBI and all the other federal law enforcement agencies on your tail. The big difference is that you complete a crime in kansas and move to alaska you might never get caught. A federal warrant you can never escape

You have 50 words left!