Jacksonville’s residents move from place to place, in and out of the state. Most move for convenience or job location; unfortunately, for some, residents move to evade warrants. However, one cannot run forever without the police finding you. However, if and when one is picked up by the police on a warrant, one should contact an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and provide the best representation available.
According to The Syracuse Post-Standard, Lyza Walker of Syracuse was arrested on a Florida warrant in connections with the stabbing death of Bruce Bridges, an Orange county man. The warrant was issued after Walker was accused of stabbing Bridges during a fight, and then fleeing in her car, evading police and escaping to Syracuse.
Jacksonville warrants cases can be some of the most intriguing cases because of all of the different facets of the law are being applied in different ways to the facts. There could be problems with the execution of the warrant, there could be problems with the obtaining of the warrant. The most intriguing thing about warrant cases, however, is that all of these issues directly arise from: The Constitution.
The 4th amendment to the United States Constitution states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, & effects against unreasonable searches & seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”. In other words, every person in the United States deserved the right to be free from illegal searches, seizures, and arrests arising from warrants that are improperly served.
In many cases, the base elements of the warrant are violated. In order for a warrant to be valid, the police must have a basis for probable cause, and must describe the exact place to be searched. This was created in such a way as to attempt to preserve as many privacy rights of the citizen as possible. However, these rights are many times violated.
Even if the warrant is valid by probable cause, there are other factors that could cause the fruits of that warrant, either a search, seizure, or arrest, to be invalid. Search warrants cases are notorious for police procedural errors that make the warrant wrongfully executed, be it from the wrong address, wrong individual to search, The warrant was not executed in the right hours of the day, and any other factors that a court would deem to make the warrant invalid.
In Florida, an arrest warrant or capias is a bench warrant for one’s arrest. Some of these particular warrants have requirements to immediately search for and arrest the person, while others are warrants that are only executed when a police officer happens to stop one for other reasons.
All of these different types of warrants and one’s rights with each may seem difficult to understand and even more difficult to defend in court. However, if one obtains an experienced Jacksonville warrants defense attorney, one can be sure that one will have the best defenses presented for one’s case, and have one’s Constitutional rights protected.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source: Syracuse woman arrested on warrant in Florida homicide, Robert A. Baker, The Post-Standard