Washington Revised Code Title 10. Criminal Procedure § 10.31.030. Service--How--Warrant not in possession, procedure--Bail

The officer making an arrest must inform the defendant that he or she acts under authority of a warrant, and must also show the warrant:  PROVIDED, That if the officer does not have the warrant in his or her possession at the time of arrest he or she shall declare that the warrant does presently exist and will be shown to the defendant as soon as possible on arrival at the place of intended confinement:  PROVIDED, FURTHER, That any officer making an arrest under this section shall, if the person arrested wishes to deposit bail, take such person directly and without delay before a judge or before an officer authorized to take the recognizance and justify and approve the bail, including the deposit of a sum of money equal to bail.  Bail shall be the amount fixed by the warrant.  Such judge or authorized officer shall hold bail for the legal authority within this state which issued such warrant if other than such arresting authority.

FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.

FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard