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Re: Warrant cards

Posted by Mark Johnson on November 07, 2003

In Reply to: Warrant cards posted by Pete Vandenberg on October 31, 2003

The answer (as an owner of such a document) is this. A warrant is an authority (normally on behalf of the state' legal machinery, however the queen may also issue some) to conduct a particular activity. Examples include Arrest Warrant to stop and detain someone and Search Warrant to give authority to enter property. In the case of the original question, the police warrant give the named person authority to do certain things beyond those of the normal citizen such as stopping someone merely on suspicion of having committed a crime.