Definition of Bench warrant

1. Noun. A warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court.

Exact synonyms: Arrest Warrant
Generic synonyms: Warrant
Specialized synonyms: Pickup
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Bench warrant

1. Noun. An arrest warrant issued by a court against a person guilty of some contempt or indicted for some crime, authorizing his or her arrest on sight. ¹

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Literary usage of Bench warrant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Penal Code of California by California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch, John H. McKune (1872)
"bench warrant, by whom and how issued. 935. Form of bench warrant. 936. bench warrant, how served. 937. Proceedings of magistrate on defendant being brought ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings Joseph Chitty by Joseph Chitty (1819)
"capias at assizes, 198 bench warrant from Clerkenwell sessions, 198 certificate of indictment at Clerkenwell sessions for assault, 199 certificate of ..."

3. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"See bench warrant. 5. A search, warrant is a process issued by a competent court or officer authorizing an officer therein named or described, ..."

4. The Law of Arrest in Civil and Criminal Actions by Harvey Cortlandt Voorhees (1915)
"bench warrant. — Definition. — A bench warrant is a process issued by a judge from the bench, that is, by the court itself, for the arrest of a person, ..."

5. The Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York: Being Chapter 442 by New York (State) (1881)
"If discharged on bail or deposit, bench warrant to issue. 800. ... Form of bench warrant. 302. Direction in bench warrant, if indictment be for misdemeanor. ..."

6. A Digest of the Law of Criminal Procedure in Indictable Offences by Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"PROCESS TO COMPEL APPEARANCE ON INDICTMENT—bench warrant. ... 3 A bench warrant must be applied for and granted while the Court is sitting. ..."

7. California Jurisprudence: A Complete Statement of the Law and Practice of by William Mark McKinney (1922)
"Peop]ev Jung the bench-warrant; and J 1199, as to 13' Seo Peol'le v' McGregor, 88 Cal. the duty of the officer pursuant to 140> 26 Рм- 97> "assuming" the ..."

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