bench warrant

noun

Definition of bench warrant

: a warrant issued by a presiding judge or by a court against a person guilty of contempt or indicted for a crime

Examples of bench warrant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bench warrant was rescinded by Judge Matthew Stewart, said Hansen's lawyer Clint Perryman. David Eggert, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 He is expected in court Tuesday afternoon for a bench warrant hearing. Christina Carrega, CNN, 1 June 2021 During the investigation, officers learned Garcia had an outstanding felony bench warrant for vandalism. CBS News, 23 Apr. 2021 Garcia reportedly had an outstanding felony bench warrant for vandalism and exhibited signs of being under the influence. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 23 Apr. 2021 In 1982, he was arrested on a bench warrant in Richmond. Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2021 Jean Son Derrico, 62, of Flushing, N.Y., disappeared last year; a judge has issued a bench warrant for her arrest. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Mar. 2021 Among his social circle in Palm Beach, speculation abounds that Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, an ally, might not honor an extradition request from New York if a bench warrant were issued for Trump’s arrest. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 12 Mar. 2021 According to online court records, at one point Blake’s bond was set at $1 million because of his failure to appear in court for an initial hearing in the criminal recklessness case and a judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bench warrant

1680, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bench warrant was in 1680

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“Bench warrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bench%20warrant. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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