In Kansas City, KS and across the state there are a number of types of potential arrest scenarios:
1. Investigation detainment - Law enforcement may determine that they need to take you into custody pending the outcome of an investigation. After 48 hours you will either be released or formally charged with a crime;
2. Arrest Warrant- The details of an investigation are forwarded to the Kansas prosecutor. That office will have sole discretion about what, if anything, you are charged with. They will then seek a warrant for your arrest. This can be long after the alleged crime, and you can be taken into custody anywhere;
3. Bench Warrant - If you have been given notice and missed court the Court can issue a bench warrant for your arrest. If you are out on bond this will cause your bond to be revoked. These do not expire and can be executed anytime and anywhere;
4. Indictment - A grand jury will issue an indictment and the result will be an issuance of warrant for your arrest;
5. Governor's Warrant - Fugitives are issued governor's warrants. Currently, if you are arrested out of state, Kansas is extraditing (they will hold you in custody in another state and then come pick up) on all felony cases; and
6. Immediate arrest - Kansas police have the discretion to arrest you immediately based upon what they witnessed, witness statements, their investigation, etc. They will be searching for probable cause. If they have it they arrest you on the spot.
If you have been arrested or you know you have an active arrest warrant, you need an attorney right away! Attorney T. Morton can help you. Call NOW 913.602.7288 .