Can There Be an Arrest Without a Warrant?

There are a couple of scenarios when you can get arrested without a warrant. These include probable cause, suspicious location, additional causes, plain view, and public intoxication.

Generally, police don’t have the authority to make an arrest without a warrant in Texas. However, there are exceptions. If police arrest you without a warrant, they must justify their actions under the law. Scenarios with exceptions include if the police have probable cause to believe that the person committed a crime, if they were in a suspicious area, if the crime was in plain view, or for public intoxication. If you were arrested in Houston or surrounding areas, give ABC Bail Bonds a call. We can grant you a speedy release, so you can prepare your case with a defense attorney. 

Probable Cause

If an officer has reason to believe that you have committed a crime, you can be arrested without a warrant. This is more than just a “mere suspicion.” The officer must be able to articulate specific facts and rational inferences to conclude that you have either committed a crime or will in the near future. 

Suspicious Location

If you are at a location where a crime has been committed, or in an area that has repeatedly had illegal activity going on, or if you are trespassing, these can be used as facts for a probable cause. 

Additional Causes

If you admit to a crime, you can also be arrested without a warrant. This is why practicing your Miranda Rights is very important. And if there’s reasonable suspicion that you caused bodily harm to another person (such as carrying the object that caused the harm), this serves as a probable cause too.

Plain View

If you commit a crime in the presence of an officer or in plain sight, they can arrest you right away. A judge may order your arrest if they witness you committing a crime too. So, if the crime was committed in a public space, you may be subject to an arrest without a warrant.

Public Intoxication

An officer may arrest you without a warrant if you are publicly intoxicated, especially if you are a risk to yourself or others. However, another adult could set you free; you just need to be released into their care and verbally agree to seek treatment.

ABC Bail Bonds Is Quicker than 1,2,3

If you have been arrested without a warrant, you can still receive a quick release. You simply need to call ABC Bail Bonds, and one of our bondsmen will get working on your case immediately. We have been servicing Houston and the rest of Harris County since 1950. Our bail bond company is the oldest, fastest, and most reliable one around. You can contact us 24/7, any day of the year. We understand how expensive bail is, which is why you only need to pay 10% of the bail amount to secure a bond with us. We will cover the rest. There are also a number of payment plans to ensure that our services are affordable. Let us help you get your life back on track, with a speedy release.

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