The Use of Arrest Warrants in Credit & Debit Card Fraud Cases

Many defendants charged with unlawful use of a credit or debit card originally were arrested on the authority of an arrest warrant. An arrest warrant is issued by a judge, after a police officer appears in front of the judge and gives sworn testimony to convince the judge that there is probable cause the person committed the crime alleged. Once the warrant is issued, the subject of the warrant becomes “wanted” and exposed to arrest at any time.