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AB-1648 Criminal procedure: warrant of arrest.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill
No. 1648

Introduced by Assembly Member Maienschein

February 11, 2014

An act to amend Section 814 of the Penal Code, relating to a warrant of arrest.


AB 1648, as introduced, Maienschein. Criminal procedure: warrant of arrest.
Existing law authorizes a warrant of arrest, issued by a magistrate pursuant to a specific statute, to be substantially in a specified form.
This bill would change all references in the specified form from magistrate to judge.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 814 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

 A warrant of arrest issued under Section 813 may be in substantially the following form:
County of ____
The people of the State of California to any peace officer of said the State:
Complaint on oath having this day been laid before me that the crime of ____ (designating it generally) has been committed and accusing ____ (naming defendant) thereof, you are therefore commanded forthwith to arrest the above named defendant and bring him or her before me at ____ (naming the place), or in case of my absence or inability to act, before the nearest or most accessible magistrate judge in this county.
Dated at  (place) this day of ,
19__. ____.
 (Signature and full official title of magistrate judge.)