Magistrates; power to issue felony arrest warrants. (HB97)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Power of magistrates to issue felony arrest warrants. Provides that no magistrate may issue an arrest warrant upon the basis of a citizen complaint, for a felony offense, without prior authorization from the attorney for the Commonwealth in his jurisdiction, unless the person who is to be issued the warrant has already been placed under arrest by a law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064162276
12/21/2005Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/15/2006Left in Courts of Justice